It’s been over a year since the national lockdown, and people are still feeling its effects.
With the lockdown in place, many people were forced to convert their homes into home offices. This change brought about a lot of new trends in home improvement and remodelling.
When it comes time to sell a home after lockdown, having a spare room turned into a full-fledged office with all the necessary amenities is very appealing for potential buyers. It can be the difference between getting your asking price or not, especially if you happen to live in an area where demand for homes is high.
As the pandemic shifted ways of working during the lockdown, it has also shifted the ways of working post-lockdown, with many people having now changed to working from home permanently as they have seen the benefits for their lifestyle and needs.
Ways of working have changed so much that the Government is to change the rules so that employees have the right to request flexible working from day one of their employment.
However, for many people moving into a bigger or more spacious home to accommodate working from a home office is not feasible. Therefore many people are looking to renovate and improve their homes now that the lockdown has lifted to accommodate their new lifestyle.
This change has given way to a raft of new trends in home improvement projects. New home interior trends include:
- Extensions – building extra rooms
- Floor-to ceiling windows
- Additional exterior doors for security and privacy reasons
- Conversion of lofts and garages for living space
- Increase in second external door purchases due to an increase in rooms and change of home layout
One of the trends that have been seen after lockdown is a move toward floor to ceiling windows. More people are putting floor-to-ceiling windows into their homes as they look to bring in natural light without compromising privacy.
Extensions and Conservatories
Extensions and conservatory builds have increased. Many homeowners have also been putting in new front and back doors as they look to bring both security and warmth into their homes at the same time as they have been spending more time in their home. It’s also a great way to bring in some personal style into the home.
Many people have been thinking about how they can take their lofts and garages and transform them from purely storage space, or perhaps an extra bedroom for visitors, to usable living spaces.
All these new rooms have increased the purchase of second external doors to ensure that they can still access all new home areas quickly and easily, especially if the home layout has changed.
This is just a small selection of the trends that have been seen as people look to improve their homes and bring them into line with social norms now that lockdown has come to an end and is something you can prioritise in your business to maximise on your post lockdown sales.
Staying abreast of the latest home improvement trends is vital to ensuring that you offer the right range of products to your customers, and with TruFrame by your side, we’ll provide all the advice and information you need to keep to the forefront of the industry.