Home as a valuable concept

Eighty-two percent of British homeowners are happier to spend money on their homes since lockdown, according to new research carried out by Leeds based Express Bi-Folding Doors.

Furthermore, 79% of homeowners claim that lockdown has made them notice issues with their house, with 69% claiming they have become more house proud as a result.

With many people having to work from home, 81% say that space at home has become a more valuable concept for them, with a further 86% saying that their appreciation of an outdoor/garden space has also increased.

Steve Bromberg, managing director at Express Bi-Folding Doors, said: “Lockdown has resulted in the nation spending much more time at home, and when this happens, you tend to notice aspects and wear-and-tear concerns with your property, that had perhaps gone under the radar for years.

“We wanted to see how the public perception has changed when it comes to things like house proudness, and a desire to improve and invest in their properties.

“While there are lots of important things going on in the world at the moment, for those who can, it seems now is the time to invest in your home for many householders, as money that would have been spent on experiences is diverted to improving the home. We are seeing that the money people would have spent on holidays, is being spent on creating an improved home environment both for living and working home solutions.”