Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, people have spent much more time at home. Growing sick and tired of the same four walls day-in and day-out, a renovation revolution began – it was time to throw away the old and bring in the new.

Completing a full renovation is no easy (or cheap) task, though. It can cost over £30k to completely overhaul your house in the UK.

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Still, people’s obsession for change sparked new home and garden trends up and down the country, which people are still flocking to emulate in their own homes! So, we decided to explore what’s hot, what’s not, what’s worth doing, and the reality of the money side of these changes.

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Google Trends

In their time of need for inspiration and advice, people turn to Google. The data has revealed some interesting trends. Pergolas, patio heaters, outdoor heating, gazebos and sheds have all seen an increase in popularity when it comes to the garden.

Google trends

TikTok Trends

TikTok has exploded in popularity over the last few years and has become a hub of people sharing tips on home renovating, as well as showing their own home improvement journeys.

These are some of the most viewed home improvement #’s on TikTok at the moment.

What's hot on tiktok

Most liked home improvement videos

Full Home Renovation – 4.9M likes

3D Printed Shower Wall Caddy – 3.6M likes

Large Format Shower Tiling – 2.9M

New Shower Head – 2.6M

Built In Bathroom Bluetooth Speaker – 2.6M


Let’s talk money

Now we’ve explored some of the hottest trends, let’s take a look at the money aspect. How much do all these changes cost? It costs a pretty penny to renovate an entire home – with your garden and kitchen incurring the highest charges.

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What decreases value?

According to recent data, these are the top common issues that can devalue a home – so they’re a good place to start when thinking about home and garden improvements.

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Where should you focus your attention?

Thinking about improving any room in your home can be overwhelming, but where should you begin? The answer is the garden

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Remember to keep an eye on trends to see which improvements will be popular next year. These are our top three predictions.

Garden trends
Sources

https://www.ratedpeople.com/blog/home-improvement-trends-report

https://www.housebeautiful.com/uk/garden/designs/a32090592/garden-features-devalue-property-value/

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https://www.confused.com/home-insurance/home-renovation-habits

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/personalandhouseholdfinances/expenditure/datasets/familyspendingworkbook5expenditureonhousing

https://www.checkatrade.com/blog/cost-guides/garden-makeover-cost/

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