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How our homes have changed

Over the past year how we use our homes has changed greatly. Many of us now require a space to work and others are finding ways to stay fit while the gyms are closed. Has your home taken on a new role? Homeowners and buyers are looking for a home that complements how they live. We are looking to the future of what we expect from a home and how we are embracing our evolving lifestyles by adapting our homes.

 

New meaning of home office

With a growing number of us working from home, a purpose-created home office has become essential to our work-life balance. Hobbies have turned into business opportunities meaning our spare rooms are now places of work. Having space for a home office is now a key selling point for house hunters with two-fifths of Briton’s now prioritising space for a home office if they were searching for a new property.

 

Staying in is the new going out

The pandemic has meant that our social lives came to a standstill but thanks to garden and home bars we are able to relax and entertain ourselves without leaving the house. Home renovations have increased over the past year with at-home entertaining becoming a popular design trend. As lockdown restrictions slowly lift we will be able to gather in gardens so why not install a bar/entertainment area for you and your friends.

 

Where to workout

One of the best ways to keep on top of your physical and mental health is exercise, especially during lockdown. Since the gyms have been shut many regular gym-goers have created space in their homes, garages, sheds and gardens to workout. Home fitness has taken on a new role since the Covid 19 pandemic along with an increase of workout sessions and support now available online.

 

Private spa

Do you remember what it feels like to be truly relaxed? Well, some homeowners have taken this opportunity to not only update their bathroom but to add in a few spa treats along the way! From jacuzzi baths to lavender treated towels you can create your own private spa at home. Mood lighting and massage gadgets are inexpensive to buy but can really create that spa feeling.

 

Have you changed how you use your home? Perhaps you require more space or have realised it’s time to downsize. If you are buying or selling a property in Cambridge call our team on 01223 811101 for support and advice on the market in your area.