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8 DIY ‘little jobs’ left undone in the average home

A staggering 208 million ‘little jobs’ currently need attention in Britain’s homes, a study has found. Research revealed Brits are putting off an incredible array of tasks, including cleaning stained walls and carpets and repairing cracked tiles and broken loo seats. Squeaky floorboards and broken garden sheds are also on the average to-do list, according [...]


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Three quarters of home decor chosen by women

Nearly three quarters of items in the average British home were picked out by the lady of the house, new research has shown. Experts who carried out a detailed study into equipment, furnishings, styles and colours in 2,000 modern homes found that a dominating 71% is chosen by the woman of the house. The study, [...]


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DI-WHY? £45,000 spent on home improvements over a lifetime

The average Brit will shell out a staggering £45,000 over their lifetime – on home improvements, according to a study. Researchers found the astronomical bill for making our home perfect includes everything from renovations and repair to general decorating. The study found we spend £5,420.40 on the living room alone and another £14,925.80 collectively on [...]


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Mis-measurement – 70% don’t know the size of their rooms, 40% can’t convert cm to inch

Millions of Brits have splashed out on new furniture – only to find it is too big for their home, research has revealed. A study found as many as one in seven of us have fallen victim to what has been dubbed ‘square peg, round hole’ syndrome. Common reasons for the error include misjudging the [...]


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A lifetime of DIY and decorating tots up a total of £13,000

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The average British homeowner spends more than £13,000 decorating their home over their lifetime- research shows that the typical cost of redecorating is around £200, which over a lifetime adds up to about as much as a brand new small car. Television shows and friends’ homes are now the biggest inspiration for a design reshuffle. [...]


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Re-redecorating- Brits redecorate at least once a year

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The average homeowner updates the décor, wallpaper or furniture of at least one room of the house every year, research has revealed. The study of almost 2,000 adults shows many regularly tire of seeing the same old décor day in and day out and so opt to change the lounge or kitchen most frequently. Television [...]


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