Approximately 57 percent of respondents between 19 and 55 years old said they were planning to do a DIY project. Compared to 39 percent of those over 56, according to Axiom. Those numbers reflect Axiom's question about the experience. By the way, large kitchen removals tend to offer a low return on investment.
As detailed in “The 10 Worst Home Renovations for Your Money,” mid-range and high-end kitchen removals offer some of the lowest returns of any home renovation. According to respondents, our top priority is to renovate our existing spaces with fresh paint (44 percent) and new carpets (27 percent), while many of us want to increase the space inside our homes by adding bespoke storage and adapting rooms to make them more multifunctional. Just under 10 percent of respondents want to take their social life and daily activities indoors by adding a gym, office or bar at home. B%26Q reported this year that sales of blue and green paint increased 36 percent and 32 percent, respectively, as we were looking to add some positivity to our homes.
The same study revealed that just under a third of Britons have rediscovered a love for patterned, textured or striped rugs, with popularity rising in those under 30. Those hesitant to introduce many patterns into their homes could experiment with rugs or stair runners, to create an interesting feature without the commitment to carpet an entire room. Make a style statement with the elegant Dolly stroller from the House Beautiful collection at Homebase. There's plenty of room for glasses and drink bottles, elegant sintered stone shelves to place them, multi-directional wheels to move around the room, plus did we mention it only costs £100? It's an absolute bargain.
After asking about all the projects homeowners are planning, we asked them what their highest priority was. Painting (13.4%) and flooring (13.3%) were once again the two main options. In addition, bathroom remodeling (11%) kept its place at number three. Appliance replacement just outpaced kitchen countertops by a fraction of a point to rank fourth in the highest priority projects.
The continued growth in popularity of home improvement is a positive sign for professionals, according to Einck. They may not be the most exciting home improvements, but replacing built-in dishwashers and garbage disposals are certainly popular. Upgrading garage doors is one of the most popular home improvements because it adds value to your home and gives you the biggest reward: you'll recover 94% of what you spend.