Interiors Design Ideas: The Lockdown Renovation Craze

A new craze of house renovation was recorded in the March lockdown –This also showed a change in consumer behaviour, with household spending patterns being directly affected by the measures that confined people to their homes. One thought-provoking statistic is that UK homeowners have, on average, each spent £4,035 on renovations since March, totalling a whopping £55 billion for the industry.

When consumers were asked why they had chosen to invest, 63% claimed it was to make their home feel comfortable as they were spending a lot more time at home. A further 27% stated that they were ‘adding value to their homes’, whilst 22% had more disposable income to spend, largely made up of unused holiday funds. Interestingly, Zoom has also had an influence, with almost half of homeowners claiming that renovations were sought out in part to avoid ‘housebarrassment’ on web calls.

Consumers are also turning towards interior design companies to help them realise their design projects. They found that hiring an interior designer helped them to keep their project within budget, whilst giving clients the benefit of their years of experience of design and ideas from their list of manufacturers that exclusively supply the trade.

An interior designer can get you the right product from the right place. A well-experienced and skilled interior designer has the ability to combine various decorating styles like contemporary, modern, classic, and many more in a perfect way to create a fusion that is one-of-a-kind, beautiful and perfectly matches your needs and expectations.

If you haven’t already looked at starting a project for your home then Lockdown 2 could be your chance to save your house from ‘HOUSEMBARRASMENT’.

"I absolutely loved working with Mandy, Nigel and Samantha at M&Y. They quickly got to know our tastes. They are professionals and absolutely fabulous!"Mrs H
"M&Y interiors were so helpful in the planning and redecorating of my new apartment. Nothing was too much trouble and I wouldn’t hesitate in using them again. I highly recommend this company."
"I'd like to thank you, Nigel and Sam for your work in making our house a home. We love it. Once more, thank you!"
Mrs K
"M&Y created a incredible luxurious, family home in keeping with the style of a Grade 2 Listed building fully embracing the traditional look we wanted, even down to the finest details."Mrs S
“I would highly recommend Mandy, Nigel and Team. Their patience and getting to know what we wanted was excellent. Mandy has a great eye for colour and sense of style. We are delighted with the end product.”Totteridge
In the good times and the bad.... "Thank you again for the way you handled this issue and the resolution. I don’t believe many companies would have acted this way and I’m extremely grateful for your commitment to delivering a happy customer outcome."Mr C
“M&Y have handed over our fully refurbished office in Hertford today and I’m still buzzing with excitement because the transformation has been totally amazing . The brief was pretty basic ,I wanted to create the look and feel of the Ralph Lauren store in Bond Street ,but make it work for an office environment , on a sensible budget. Mandy and her team hit the target perfectly and we now have a really fantastic work space, and a very smart meeting room that will impress any visitor, plus the coolest looking office kitchen in the county! I can’t wait to get back to the office!”James, Wedge Homes Ltd
"LIFE IS NOT PICTURE PERFECT BUT THE M&Y FIT IS MORE THAN PERFECT" We highly endorse M&Y Interiors. They offer a fantastic customer service and Mandy and Nigel with their loyal team always go the extra mile for their clients. The reward for a job well done is the opportunity to do it again. Very much looking forward to working together on the next big project in due course. Nigel’s approach to resolving matters is a breath of fresh air and all I can add is that the world would be much a better place with more people around like Nigel and Mandy.’’ Thank you again, we are forever grateful.MR F
"What a stunning home you have created for us. We can’t thank you enough. From our first meeting I knew that if anyone was going to be responsible for refurbishing our home it had to be you. I had faith that you could make us a dream home. Mandy, I felt straight away a connection with you and I was comfortable that you understood what I would like. Your ideas on interior design including furnishings, fabrics and colours are amazing. I may not have always been the easiest client, but I am now a truly happy one. Nigel, the home would not be complete without your input in managing the project."
Mrs R
This was the first experience working with an interior designer and I was very mindful that we still maintained our own style and preferences. Mandy did not impose her views or choices on us, but listened carefully to what we liked and got to know our style and was extremely respectful of our budget, which is quite unusual in this field.Mrs N


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