How we use our homes and gardens has changed significantly over the last 12 months. No longer are they simply places to come back to at the end of the working day, they've morphed into home offices, gyms and even schools. And weekend catch ups with friends and family were more likely to take place in the safety and comfort of our own gardens than indoors at our favourite bars or restaurants.
Hot tubs and pizza ovens became the must-have lockdown buy for the garden as we all tried to make the most of our outdoor spaces, while sales of patio heaters went through the roof as autumn approached and we needed to stay outdoors for social get-togethers.
But what have the events of the last year meant for your home and garden? How has lockdown changed not only how you use your space but also how you plan to use it in the future?
Whether you're now thinking of ways to add an office space to your home or garden, are considering investing in a garden landscaper to make more of your outside space, or want to spend the money you would have spent on holidays and commuting in 2020 on home improvements instead, we want to hear from you.
Complete our short survey (opens in new tab) by midnight on 17th January and tell us what your plans for 2021 are, how you're going to complete them, and what is most important to you and your family. To say thanks for your time, your survey entry will be placed into a prize draw for a chance to win an amazing Fortnum & Mason Housewarming Hamper.
How to take part in our survey
Please note that the survey has now closed and you will no longer be entered into the prize draw.
Complete our survey (opens in new tab) by midnight on 17th January to be in with the chance of winning a fabulous Fortnum & Mason hamper worth £100. Shipping is to the UK only and the winner will be notified by the end of January via email. Good luck!
For the past 18 years, Beth has worked for and contributed to a number of leading magazines in the UK, including Real Homes, Ideal Home, Period Living, Grand Designs and Good Homes amongst others. Now the editor of Gardeningetc.com, Beth's attention is firmly outdoors. Her own garden is a really important part of her family's home, and she loves spending time tending to the veg patch or entertaining friends and family at a summer BBQ or alfresco pizza night.
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