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Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen on Improving not Moving

A short but interesting video from Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen at KBB Birmingham in which he describes an almost perfect storm for the design industry born from the UK`s stagnant housing market as homeowners are now thinking more about improving and less about moving.

Llewelyn-Bowen cites a fundamental shift in homeowner behaviour from  always thinking and focusing on where are going to live next to now focusing on where they currently live, and spending money on their current home.

He goes on to say that home improvement is not just about the monetary value of your home now, but about “enjoying the space that you live in” and that it should be more about how much you home is worth to you as an emotional investment, rather than its market value.

Laurence’s personal charisma and ability to inspire people to express themselves have established him as the UK’s favourite, most easily identified interior designer. His recent credits include ‘Auction Party’ and ‘House Gift’  on ITV1, ‘Hidden Houses of Wales 2’ on BBC Wales and ‘House of the Year 3’ for BBC Northern Ireland.  He  also fronted ‘Hidden Paintings of the West’ on BBC4 which was shown in September.

As well as running his own interior design practice in Cirencester, Laurence has a number of very successful product ranges including a best-selling wallpaper and paint range, bed linen, a range of mugs, glassware, cutlery, carpets, flowers, wrapping paper and cards and bent wire garden accessories.

For more on Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, see his web site

This Kitchens Kitchens news item was sourced from the content and context of Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen1s video filmed at the KBB Birmingham

*the image of LLB is from LLB`s website, which is the copyright owner.