The global cocooning trend has been accelerated by Covid-19 which has forced families to spend more time at home than ever before.
“Most of us temporarily adapted our lives to self-isolate and work or study remotely during lockdown but it’s becoming increasingly apparent that this will, at least to some degree, now be the norm for many people in the future,” says Dawn Bloch, an area specialist for Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty.
This means most buyers are looking for move-in ready properties which offer the option to work from home and have access to fibre. Many buyers are also looking to upsize to accommodate home working and
“A second lounge or snug for kids and their games is also a popular request after many families have spent the past few months having to share a telly and confined communal space,” she says.