The ongoing recession may not have dampened the desire for carrying out DIY tasks on properties, new research reveals.
A study by unbiased.co.uk has found that around a quarter of Brits intend to make a number of substantial improvements to their home over the course of the year.
Reasons for wanting to carry out DIY tasks on a property varied depending on age, the research found. Younger people, in the 18-34 age bracket, wanted to make home improvements in order to add value to their property.
Others, however, wanted to make home improvements simply to give their home a new look.
“It is encouraging to see not all homeowners are allowing themselves to be beaten by the downturn. Many are turning their attention to the house they’re in and planning substantial home improvements,” said Richard Winder, a spokesperson for the website.
The research follows claims from Sainsbury’s Home Insurance earlier this week which indicate that homeowners are undertaking home improvement tasks by themselves rather than paying for a tradesman in order to save money.