Work Needs Drive Home Upgrades

Healthy lifestyle is the top driver for making home improvements around the world, but North American homeowners rate work needs and home office as even more important reasons to upgrade their homes, says the ‘State of Home Living 2021 Report’ by Planner5D. Bedrooms are the top choice for where to create a space for a home office, followed by the living room. The visual look and feel with low noise isolation are key priorities for North American homeowners when renovating. The top home technologies homeowners want to install include smart lighting devices, home voice assistants, and air purifiers. The report says renovators turn to online sources like social media and home design blogs/websites for inspiration but prefer to shop offline at home design and retail stores.