home improvements

63% of people are currently unsatisfied with their homes

Two in three people are unsatisfied with their homes

In new research released by B&Q today, it’s been revealed that 63% of people are currently unsatisfied with their homes, as their lives change and their homes fail to keep pace. The research, from a new report by the home improvement retailer, revealed that not being up to date with the latest tech, falling short in general décor, or lacking storage space is contributing to the...

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How to style your home based on the zodiac

With a whole host of interior advice at your fingertips, it’s time to step away from the keyboard and take some inspiration from your true self. Forget baseless style guides and Insta-worthy must-haves - the UK’s leading online design-led furniture brand, Swoon , reveals what your abode style is – established around the personality traits of each zodiac!

A study found that on average...

homeowners could save £1,497 annually on their energy bills by making home improvements.

Homeowners could save £121,000 on energy bills, research shows

Research completed by DIY experts Jenolite revealed that UK homeowners could save £1,497 annually on their energy bills by making home improvements. This is equivalent to £121,257 over an average lifetime.

As well as saving money on energy bills, it was found that certain home improvements and maintenance can prevent further damage which could cost upwards of £70,000.

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Radiator maintenance was googled most for home improvements

UK homeowners’ most Googled DIY questions in 2020

The UK has always been a nation of do-it-yourself, and this year more than ever - with two national lockdowns and limited access for professional tradespeople - people have had to carry out quick fixes around the home independently.

Thankfully, basic home improvement skills can be taught and learnt by simply typing the issue into Google. So to see where homeowners have struggled the...

Many Brits are choosing to undergo home improvement projects

How to create your haven at home

The UK has spent more time at home than normal, and with uncertainty around moving to a new house, Brits have decided to improve rather than move, with many undergoing home improvement projects. In fact, the 2020 Renovation Nation Report stated that spending more time at home inspired 65 per cent of homeowners to invest in renovations to their properties.

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DIY increased over lockdown

A Love of DIY is the Real Lockdown Legacy

This September is National Home Improvement Month (NHIM), and as the name suggests - it’s an awareness campaign organised by the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) encouraging people to improve their homes during the month of September. And it comes at exactly the right time as research conducted by BHETA found that the lockdown has encouraged much of the nation to dabble in...

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Renovation Nation: UK homeowners spend £55bn on renovations over lockdown

With most of the nation stuck indoors due to lockdown restrictions, homeowners across the UK are investing in lockdown makeovers, new research reveals.

The 2020 Renovation Nation Report , by mortgage comparison site money.co.uk , has found that UK’s homeowners have invested an average of £4,035.70 each on home renovations, since the lockdown began in March. And it seems that Brits...

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More than half of Brits prioritising home improvements post-lockdown

Over half of Brits are prioritising plans to update their home as the Covid-19 restrictions continue to be eased in the UK, with one in eight expecting to spend money on improvements within the next six months.

According to the research commissioned by Safestyle , 55 per cent of UK adults are prioritising home improvement plans, with around a quarter intending to redecorate inside (...

Seven ways to add value to your home

Keen to add value to your home? Whether you’ve just moved into a decrepit bedsit, or have lived in a mansion for years of domestic bliss, there is still plenty of mileage to adding value to your property.

Doing so could help improve your own quality of life while you’re still in the property (if buyers find something appealing, odds are you might too), and keep you well placed on the...