More than a decade ago, trendsetters began to tell us about the future trend of “cocooning”. They predicted that decoration magazines, home renovation businesses and luxury home fashions and furnishings would see a big boom. However recently we continued to look outside our home for entertainment, and the idea of nesting at home seemed unlikely.
But the the futurists were right, and Canadians have come home en masse: to work ( as I am doing right now) to play, to socialize, and the retreat. Not surprisingly, they are reshaping their homes to accommodate their new passion for home life. Canada has become the renovation nation, with more than one third of Canadian homeowners planning a significant renovation in their near future ( just ask my wife) and according to CMHC. Even with our simmering economy sales for home improvements … Read more