Research showed that other ways in which people wanted to make their lives better included spending more time outdoors. For many of us, our homes are our castles, but lockdown also taught us there’s joy to be had in spilling outside. Government-approved daily exercise, the feeling of intense gratitude at being able to sit down on a blanket in the park and using whatever space you had to take meals outside.
DIY tricks and the great outdoors aside, we took on new hobbies, from learning a new language to mastering a banana loaf. Over the next year, most of us are keen to spend more time with family and friends.
The experience of lockdown will, no doubt, have a lasting effect on us all. But, hopefully, many will rethink the role their home plays in their life - and realise it’s much more than bricks and mortar.