According to new research by roof window manufacturers VELUX®, homeowners often do not feel their homes are fit for purpose.
The survey by VELUX looked at the ways in which homes have evolved from functional living spaces to multi-functional lifestyle spaces, with homeowners increasingly looking to start their own businesses or pursue hobbies at home. A quarter of adults believe that a lack of a suitable space or room is holding them back, with more than half (57 per cent) of homeowners saying they’d pursue a hobby at home if they had more space or an appropriate room. A fifth of homeowners have considered setting up and running their own business from home. However, around the same number (22 per cent) cited a lack of suitable space or a room at home as the main reason preventing them from starting their own business. Grant Sneddon, product manager, VELUX, commented, “Our homes are increasingly regarded as an intrinsic part of our lives, a place where we can unwind and relax, but also where we can realise those dreams of starting our own business. From larger home improvement projects such as converting lofts and adding extensions, to smaller projects such as making dark rooms lighter and brighter, there are many ways to transform domestic spaces which can help make those home hobby dreams a reality.”