Published by: Mathilda Edel Boyle
Covid-19 has affected so many elements of our society. The prioritisation of property requirements is no exception.
Since the beginning of lockdown, we have seen a change to essential demands made by our customer base when viewing properties.
Working from home has left our population craving for more space within their properties. The closure of schools has also revealed the lack of children's entertainment areas within the house, alongside the need for a quiet home office to retreat from the energy of our offspring.
The time for self reflection within lockdown has enthused outdoor activity and enforced a thrive to 'go greener', supported by government campaigns, seeing a 60% fall in air pollution in London. Consequently, our customers are attracted to outdoor spaces, balconies, gardens and terraces.
Alongside this, the amount of Londoners moving to rural communities in search of larger spaces has increased by 10%.
When the choices are minimal, developers and home-owners are adapting to the change by remodelling their spaces. Inspired by the recent 'small homes' fad, home offices and entertainment areas are being prioritised and spaces are being re-worked to be fit-for-purpose.