Popular DIY trend predictions for 2021: What will be all the rage?

While most of us spent the majority of 2020 in our pyjamas with no concern for trends, we did see a fair few things take a giant leap in popularity.

According to new research from service resource site TaskRabbit, there was a huge spike in home gym installations, loo roll deliveries (up 850 per cent!) as well as birthday cake, card and gift deliveries.

So while we didn’t get to see what swimwear would be all the rage last summer, we at least know that shelf organisation for Zoom backdrops went up by 27 per cent…

Looking ahead to this year, then, what has TaskRabbit seen an increase in? And what can we expect to see trending in 2021?

Grow-your-own veg is set to be popular in 2021
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Unsurprisingly, the website predicts that home organisation will be important for this year. As we continue to spend more time in our homes, the site’s research suggest that installing flexible work and play spaces for children will see a rise in popularity, as will the resourcing of private tutors to help take over home schooling duties.

Bookings for handymen to assemble desks went up by 36 per cent last year, and TaskRabbit expects to see that rise in 2021 as more people set up a dedicated workspace from home.

In a bid to keep everyone at home safe, the brand expects to see more families install fixtures and fittings that have antimicrobial properties, such as copper taps. And as more people look to spend a second summer at home, pallet furniture is set to trend in 2021 too, according to the stats.

Whether it be health considerations, concern about supply and demand or just sheer boredom, TaskRabbit expects to see more Brits building vegetable patches this year too.

Cornelia Raportaru, regional director at TaskRabbit UK said: “While 2020 was a year filled with distance, the sense of community has never felt stronger.

“Our platform has enabled neighbours to help neighbours across the nation, with Taskers being booked to help with everything from quick loo roll errands to installing an at-home pub or gym.

“The extra time we’ve all spent inside our homes has inspired us, out of want or necessity, to rethink our homes and tackle the ways we can enhance them aesthetically, and this looks set to continue well into 2021.

“We look forward to lending a helping hand with everything from supporting home-schooling to showing people how they can grow their own herbs or vegetables.”

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