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Attic renovations gain popularity

In a year with renewed interest in Do-It-Yourself and home improvement, the attic has been a particularly popular area for renovations - from small decorative jobs to the installation of new roof and dormer windows. This is one of the findings of the European Home Improvement Monitor which is being conducted in eleven European countries. Other growth areas were renovations to the bedroom and living room.

The popularity of attic improvements is influenced by the lockdown situation most European countries were confronted with in the past year, the study's creators report. As more people needed to do their job from their home, their desires and needs for more space and a professional workplace increased. While people spend more time at home, their attic that might have been neglected in the past, has now become more important than before.

Other areas in the residentials homes that did particularly well are the bedroom and living room. Consumers were more active in improving them and spend more money on both areas. While other areas like the garden and the kitchen also benefited from the increased attention for the home, their growth was relatively limited. The researchers suspect that this is related to store closures throughout the year of garden centres and kitchen showrooms in various European countries.

|26 January 2021 | 15:40


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