Women increasingly embracing DIY projects

Women increasingly embracing DIY projects British women are becoming increasingly willing to roll up their sleeves and get stuck into a DIY project by themselves.

That is according to experts gearing up for this year's National Home Improvement Show, who have expressed their belief that women are now picking up tools in a bid to improve their properties on a budget.

Julia Kendell, National Home Improvement Show expert and presenter of BBC1's DIY SOS, said that it is no longer the case that the man of the house carries out all the improvement projects.

"The stereotypical line between home improvement ability and the type of tasks each sex traditionally would complete have become much more blurred and many projects now are more of collaboration between men and women," she added.

Ms Kendell also noted that women could even be better at such tasks than men as they are better-able to multi-task and are not afraid to ask for DIY tips and advice when necessary.

The National Home Improvement Show, which is set to take place at Earl's Court in London at the start of October, will also feature Michael Holmes, the editor-in-chief of Real Home magazine.

Posted by Jenny Summer

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