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Young Homeowners Lead The Way With DIY, Survey Shows

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  • The DIY Fulfilment Survey by Blinds Direct found 83.9% of respondents over the age of 45 remain confident in doing DIY installations themselves, be it building shelves or fitting blinds

  • The survey also found that 58% of 18–24-year-olds are equally keen to update their homes’ decor themselves, ensuring the UK remains a nation of DIY enthusiasts

  • Furthermore, with 21% of people preferring their living space more now compared to a year ago, the work we put into our homes is making us a happier nation

Being happy with the look and feel of our homes is essential, and a significant number of respondents consider being happy with their home décor as a key factor in helping them maintain a positive mood overall. Combining the fulfilment of completing a task yourself with enjoying your dream interior therefore is clearly a recipe for improved happiness.

The survey also suggested that homeowners who regularly update their décor were more likely to have seen an increase in living space satisfaction.

Darren Green, Managing Director at Blinds Direct, commented, “It’s encouraging to see so many homeowners, and especially younger people, happier with their homes now than they were a year ago. 

“It’s also heartening that we’re becoming increasingly confident in taking on the challenge of keeping our homes beautiful ourselves. Whether it’s fitting a wooden blind, painting a wall or building a new desk, we are becoming increasingly confident in our own abilities and the positive effect it has on our happiness reinforces the importance of doing things independently.” 

To see the full breakdown of results, please visit the DIY Fulfilment Survey here: 

Source : Blinds Direct

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08 December 2021

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Thank you for the excellent presentation that you gave at Woodbury Park on Thursday morning. It was very interesting and thought-provoking for our Retail members. The feedback has been excellent.

Martin Elliott. Chief Executive - Home Hardware.

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