Latest research from DIY retailer specialising in flooring, wall panelling and worktops, The Makeover Centre, shows that popular searches around ‘Home Improvement & DIY’ almost double in January to July 2020 compared to the same time period in 2019.
At the same time, searches for holidays more than halved as the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent quarantine rules have made it impossible for Brits to get away.
Searches for ‘pub shed’ showed the biggest increase from last year, over quadrupling in volume as Brits chose to try and replicate their favourite local or perhaps tried to get a taste of a traditional holiday beach bar
Another big change was for ‘DIY garden ideas’ which had almost three times as many searches in 2020 - perhaps due to the warm weather we’ve been enjoying too
Holiday search data does not exclude UK holiday searches, so this shows that the lockdown loosening in July wasn’t enough to boost holiday searches up to 2019 levels
Perhaps expectedly, ‘late’ or ‘last minute holiday’ Google searches nosedived as holidaymakers became ever more cautious in changes to lockdown restrictions
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