Enjoy an Independent Network Staycation
Cancelled holiday? How are you spending the money?
We’re all pretty gutted that we probably won’t have a summer holiday this year, or at least abroad anyway! Even if travel returns to normal there is a nervousness about crowded public spaces and the potential of getting stranded in another country if we were to experience a second wave of infection.
Over the past few months we’ve spent so much time at home, we’ve worked, we’ve played, we’ve become teachers, reconnected with our friends and family in new ways, embraced technology and learned new skills. Throughout this period of uncertainty our homes have become our sanctuary, our safe place; they’ve protected us from the outside world.
We’ve seen people making the most of their time at home by purchasing, hot tubs, garden furniture and camping equipment. Sales have gone through the roof and the queues for the re-opening of Ikea stores reached miles (crazy right?!). People are re-creating their perfect holiday at home and are using the money they would normally spend on a summer holiday to invest in their homes and outdoor spaces instead.
The rise of the ‘Staycation’, where glamping in the garden and eating alfresco on your own patio become a preferred choice? People may prefer not to endure the stress or airports, packing, tired children and exhausting heat. They may choose a simpler way to relax, recharge and reconnect at home.
Safety at home
Now more than ever we need to be considering the safety of ourselves and our families, the fight is not over yet and we could still be at risk. Staying home is the safest way to enjoy ourselves while keeping safe.
As well as keeping our household safe physically, it’s important that we look after our family’s mental health and wellbeing during this time. When we’re exposed to sunlight it heightens the brain’s production of the mood-enhancing chemical serotonin. Studies have also discovered that the more sunlight we are exposed to, the more serotonin we produce. Which means we’re happier and more productive when we add more sunlight into our homes.
I’m sure we’ve all worked outside in the garden with a beer or been sat by the Bi-Folds enjoying being serenaded by the birds and thought… life’s pretty darn good right now.
How we can help
10 Year insurance Backed Guarantee
Over this challenging time, it is important now more than ever to protect your finances. Many national companies have gone into administration and many more are in serious trouble. Which is another reason why you should shop local… not just for groceries and clothes but for home improvement products too.
Every one of our local installers provide all Homeowners with a 10-year Insurance Backed Guarantee which means if your installation business seizes to trade we cover the costs of the work so you have ultimate peace of mind when you choose Independent Network.
As part of our industry leading Insurance Backed Guarantee offering, we also provide deposit protection, which means if your installation business seizes to trade after you’ve paid your deposit, Independent Network will place your order with another local Member or refund the deposit if we are unable to continue with the sale. We do this because we trust our installers and we’re that confident that you won’t come across any problems or even need to activate your guarantee.
Find your local installer
You’ve had enough to worry about over the last few months so let our Independent Network Which? Trusted Traders approved installers take the stress out of your home renovation and let’s rebuild together.