73% of Brits are set to continue WFH following lockdown

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New consumer research by Jeyes Fluid has revealed that 73% of Brits admit that having an outdoor space has become more important since the pandemic, while a whopping 73% are set to continue working from home following lockdown (27% part time, 46% full-time).

56% of Brits would like to transform their outdoor space to unwind and relax; 31% want to start growing their own food such as herbs and vegetables, and 37% of people are keen to make it nice for guests to come over after months of lockdown.

In addition, 1 in 10 want to create a ‘work from home’ area for the warmer months.

As such, the outdoor cleaning specialist has joined forces with award-winning stylist and interiors writer, Melanie Lissack, to launch its ‘Creative Spaces’ Initiative, to inspire Brits to upcycle and repurpose leftover and forgotten items, to help transform their outdoor spaces.

The initiative kick starts with a series of five crafting and DIY guides. The series includes how to upcycle a work from home garden desk; upcycling tins to create stunning garden pots and vases; turning mason jars into terrarium lamps; creating a kids / family garden game and a delicious edible garden area.

There is a growing interest in using outdoor spaces, 56% of Brits would like to transform their outdoor space to unwind and relax; 31% want to start growing their own food such as herbs and vegetables, and 37% of people are keen to make it nice for guests to come over after months of lockdown. In addition, 1 in 10 want to create a ‘work from home’ area for the warmer months.

Top items that Brits want to upcycle include:

  1. Furniture e.g. chairs + tables
  2. Cardboard boxes
  3. Garden/outdoor furniture
  4. Wooden crates/pallets
  5. Picture / photo frames
  6. Tins/cans
  7. Kitchen utensils
  8. Mason jars
  9. Wellies/boots/shoes
  10. Ladder

TV show celebrities have also been an inspiration to Brits to get DIY-ing, gardening or upcycling. The top one revealed is Alan Titchmarch; followed by Kirstie Allsopp; George Clarke; Jay Blades and Sarah Beeny.

Guides can be found on https://www.jeyesfluid.co.uk/creative-spaces/. Participants are encouraged to share pictures of their creations on social media using #JeyesCreativeSpaces.

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