Paddling pool is the most searched ‘homecation’ feature that Brits are buying

Most In-Demand Luxury Items to Recreate a Staycation at Home this Summer

Interest in UK staycations has nearly quadrupled since the beginning of the year and is 62% higher than in 2020, according to research conducted by Share to Buy, an Online Property Portal. 

As a result, it’s expected only one-fifth of rooms will be available in July. In August and September, most venues will be fully booked and unable to meet surplus demand. 

However, by collecting search trend data between January -June 2021 on some of the most searched home amenities, Share to Buy have discovered Brits are looking to enjoy their summer regardless by planning a ‘homecation’.   

Bringing in the holiday comforts and luxury feels of a resort or getaway, here are most searched ‘homecation’ features that Brits are buying to recreate a summer staycation at home: 

Homecation Item

% Change in Demand over 2021 *Jan-June

Paddling Pool




Swimming Pool








Hot Tub




Pizza Oven


Wood burner


With millions interested in soaking in their own hot tub, cooling down from the summer heat in a new swimming pool or relaxing in the garden under a pergola, it’s clear the UK is looking forward to a summer at home that is just as indulgent as a holiday getaway. 

Searches for paddling pools have rocketed over 2021 at a whopping 2,256% followed by loungers at 1,092% making it the most popular features that Brits are looking to install in the garden.  With hot tubs on the list at 150% increase in demand, further research also shows that an in-ground hot tub or built-in spa can help give your property’s value a boost by around 7%. 

Interestingly, wood burners are seeing a 17% increase in demand showing we’re set on keeping warm during cool summer evenings. 

A holiday at home is a great compromise for those unable to escape to the beach or countryside. And the good news is it has added benefits in terms of saving money and improving your home! 

‘Although everyone misses planning trips away, a silver lining is that many people have accumulated greater savings by staying home this past year. As a result, getting on the property ladder has become much more attainable for many first time buyers, particularly for those buying a Shared Ownership home where deposits are often much lower than buying on the open market.’ – Nick Lieb, Head of Operations, Share to Buy. 

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