While no one wants to be hit with a pandemic, it can’t be denied that self-isolation could prove particularly useful where productivity is concerned – especially when you think about home improvements and renovation jobs.
Not being able to go outside inevitably means that our attention will be turned inwards and we’re sure to start casting a more critical eye over our homes than we might have done a few weeks ago before lockdown was implemented.
If you have started thinking about jobs you could tackle around the house, it might be worth taking a look at Rated People’s Design and Renovation Trends report for 2020, counting down what the organisation predicts will be big news for DIY this year.
It seems, for example, that eco-friendliness and sustainability are at the top of the agenda, with twice as many homeowners in the UK now planning to make their properties greener this year than in 2019.
Safety and security are also expected to become even more of a priority, with fire alarm installation emerging as the job recording the biggest spike in popularity, rising by 178 per cent.
Those of you considering selling may also want to bear in mind some of the design features most likely to put prospective buyers off, such as dark blue rooms, black shower taps, painted floorboards and only having a shower without a bath.
If you are thinking of repainting, Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2020 is Classic Blue, intended to instill a sense of calm, confidence and connection – which, we’re sure you will all agree, is something that the entire world really has need of at the moment!
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