COVID-19 has changed our homes in many ways. We’ve all had to adapt, whether you’re now working from a home office, have transformed your garden shed into a private bar, turned your spare bedroom into a gym, or your kitchen is now a classroom! Although the end of these unprecedented times may be near and we should soon be returning to work, school and social events, there may be some changes you’d like to keep! 

The value of space

Over the last year, many of us have spent more time at home than ever before and have made changes to the way we live and work. The coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent UK lockdowns have caused us all to make the most of our properties and see the value of space, especially those of us living in city apartments or smaller properties.

When it comes to buying or renting a new property, space can be just as crucial as the location, with many of us demanding more from our homes than just space to eat, relax and sleep. Since COVID-19, our homes have changed and are now a place to work-out, indulge in hobbies, teach our children and work.

We now desire more multi-functional spaces in our home, such as a spare room that doubles as an office or an open-plan kitchen and dining room where you both cook and keep and socialise as a family. To make the most of any valuable space in your home, it’s important to use efficient storage and create rooms that are fit for purpose.

Our desire for green spaces and outdoor activities has also increased during COVID-19, and many of us have emptied the old shed of any seasonal items, tools or sports equipment, and converted the space into a ‘man cave’, cosy den, or private bar.

As we move forward, the experience of lockdown and the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have a lasting effect on our well-being and our demands for a home. Small changes such as decorating a feature wall, buying a new item of furniture, or saving space with practical storage solutions can help to ensure your home is a comfortable space that compliments your new perspective.

Make room for the important things in life

The pandemic lockdowns may have changed your priorities and made you reconsider what you want from your home. If you’ve spent your weekends enjoying quality family time, watching movies with popcorn and playing board games, then you may want to keep that up and make sure you continue to make room for the important things in life.

De-cluttering your home of any items you don’t currently require can help create a happy, productive environment with plenty of space to enjoy family activities, work effectively and make the most of your home.

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