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The 10 most in-demand home features for a 2020 staycation

Staycations are set to be the staple holiday this year, especially in light of the recent quarantine issues.

Holiday homes are the latest trend to arise from lockdown, suggests new research from UK’s leading trade directory Checkatrade, with 30% of Britons considering letting their homes out to staycationers' this year.

Investing in improving the home may be worth it for those embarking on their new source of income as those planning a holiday home retreat say they would be willing to spend an additional £347 per person to have extraordinary features – like cinema rooms or a hot tub – in their holiday accommodation this year.

THE 10 MOST IN-DEMAND HOME FEATURES

Searches for the installation of staycationers’ most in-demand features – swimming pools and hot tubs – on Checkatrade surged by 137% and 229% respectively during lockdown versus pre-lockdown, suggesting some may already be planning how to renovate their homes this summer to attract people holidaying in the UK now that restrictions are being lifted.

1. SWIMMING POOL

Bring out your inner waterbaby with a compact swim spa for tiny terraces, infinity pools for panoramas and natural swim ponds for landscaped grounds.

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2. HOT TUB

Relax like a Scandinavian with your own hot room. Find a solid, level base, such as concrete, which may need reinforcing to handle the weight of a full tub You’ll need access to water and electricity and the surrounding area should be clean so dirt won’t get in.

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3. PATIO / OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING SPACE

Summer’s here, so when the sun shines, it’s time to move into the garden. Create a welcoming room outside with comfortable furniture that is also weatherproof – even against the English summer! Dress with bright cushions and side tables in the latest seasonal colours.

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4. HOME BEACH

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5. CINEMA / GAMES ROOM

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6. SAUNA

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7. BARBECUE AREA

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8. CONSERVATORY

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9. SUMMER HOUSE / TREE HOUSE

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10. VILLA-STYLE GARDEN

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