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6 Mind-Blowing Stats About Canadian Homes That Will Make You Want to Remodel

Written by CNN Team

Sponsored By IKEA

These numbers might just give you the confidence and motivation to make some meaningful changes in your home.

Your home in Canada should be a place of energy, joy, and connection. So when our friends at IKEA said they could measurably help bring Canadian homes to life, we thought it might be too good to be true. But after consulting the results of the 2021 Global Life at Home Report and the 2022 Canadian Life at Home Report, it’s clear how they can tangibly inspire you to find a vision or a better everyday life.

1. 90% of Canadians say it’s important that their homes provide a sense of comfort, privacy, and security.

Home shouldn’t just be a place, it should also be a feeling. Every day, IKEA leverages their expertise to help Canadians create those positive feelings that should be associated with their homes. Your home can and should meet a variety of emotional needs for you, like privacy, comfort, ownership, belonging, and security.

2. 38% of Canadians say their relationships with their families have improved over the last 12 months.

Home is undoubtedly a place to nurture relationships and connections with others. IKEA are the experts in creating spaces to do just that, from dining room tables for family dinners to big couches for hanging out together. And in the wake of quarantining apart for so long, it’s no surprise that so many people want to spend more time together these days.

3. 60% of Canadians say their mental well-being benefits from a sense of belonging.

In a broad way of thinking, home extends beyond the four walls of your house, all the way into your community, be it in-person or online. That’s why IKEA partners with local organizations and creates in-store events—to foster a sense of belonging for customers in their community. How do you interact with your greater community?

4. 47% of Canadians who made an effort to reorganize their homes feel more positive about them.

It’s not a stretch to think that less clutter inspires more play. Many Canadians want their homes to be clean and clutter-free, whether that means hidden storage in their furniture or simply better wardrobe systems. Even if you only do it so you can make a satisfying organization video on TikTok, IKEA can help you out.

5. 29% of Canadians say that having space to pursue hobbies is more important than ever.

Ideally, your home should be a place of creativity, self-expression, and self-reflection. After so much time inside, it’s not surprising that many Canadians are longing, more than ever, for a space devoted solely to personal passions and pursuits. What’s a new hobby you’d love to try out?

6. 53% of Canadians attribute relaxation time alone as beneficial to their well-being.

Unfortunately, not every home has enough space for multiple activities at once. But thankfully there are still ways you can pursue those passions, whether it’s gardening, cooking, art, or anything else. And wouldn’t you know it, IKEA can help you get there.

Everyone has a right to good quality and design, which is why IKEA is such a great choice for newcomers like you to find affordable, accessible, and sustainable solutions to bring your home to life in big and small ways.

*Opinions expressed are those of the author, and not necessarily those of Student Life Network or their partners.