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  • How will homes in 20201 delineate between personal and professional?
  • How will homes in 20201 delineate between personal and professional?
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2021 Expert Outlook on Home and Relationships

How has the pandemic affected intimacy? Why are people going off open-plan design? And will remote-working trigger an urban exodus? In this part of the 2021 Expert Outlook, we speak to three experts about the forces set to shape our homes and relationships in the year ahead.

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The events of 2020 have radically reshaped how we think about our homes and the people within them – in September 2020, 57% of Britons say that their home has become even more important to making their lives better since the spring lockdown. As the outbreak of COVID-19 forced people to shelter in place, the pandemic opened new doors of possibility for the home space: kitchens became classrooms, bedrooms doubled as yoga studios, and living rooms were the centre of the Saturday night pub quiz. They’re also investing in spaces to work at home for the long-term ...



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