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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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A third of home-hunters have ‘given up hope’ of owning a property

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A third of wannabe homeowners have given up hope of owning a property – and blown their deposit cash on holidays, cars and other luxuries, it has emerged. A study of 2,000 under 35s found that, despite the Government’s Help to Buy scheme, sky-high deposits still are crushing dreams of getting onto the property ladder. [...]


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One in four homes harbouring a ‘clutter-room’

Britain has become a nation of hoarders – with as many as one in four homes now boasting a ‘clutter-room’, it has emerged. A study found millions of us use the spare room to ‘put away’ outdated gadgets, furniture or other belongings which we can no longer find a use for or which we have [...]


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Green-fingered Brits managed 154 hours working on their gardens this Summer

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The nation’s gardens now look better than ever – thanks to the typical green-fingered Brit spending the equivalent of 19 working days toiling away during this year’s scorching summer, it has emerged. A study found the sunny days were put to good use – with the typical gardener working for a staggering 154 hours. The [...]


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Brits bodging DIY jobs – because they worry about bringing in a builder

One in ten people will bodge a job around the home or garden this bank holiday weekend – because of worries about bringing in a builder. Concerns over rogue tradesmen and costly quotes mean more of us are attempting jobs around the home which should be left to professionals, with disastrous results. And a third [...]


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Six months – time it takes us to get round to DIY jobs in the home

It takes the typical bloke a massive six months to get around to all the ‘little jobs’ in the home, research has revealed. A study into the DIY habits of 2000 homeowners found a lack of time, knowledge or enthusiasm is often the reason for the failure in fixing up squeaky floorboards or mending leaky [...]


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Unneighbourly- only a third bother to introduce themselves when they move in

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Only one in three Brits bothers introducing themselves to their neighbours when moving into a new home, it has been revealed. Researchers found a large percentage of us are ‘too busy’ to make ourselves known to those who live nearest to us, while others fear they will ‘have nothing in common’. It also emerged many [...]


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The sea, shopping and the local pub- the perfect home?

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The perfect property is two miles from a supermarket, ten miles from the coast and within walking distance of a pub where the landlord knows your name, research has revealed. It would also have good neighbours on both sides, be close to the countryside and a newsagent and contain at least two televisions. On top [...]


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Home Sweet Home- a snuggly sofa tops the list of housing must-haves

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A comfy sofa, good neighbours and a large bed have been revealed as three key ingredients for a happy home- a study of 2,000 people across the UK was commissioned by Banner Homes, to take a closer look at British culture and what makes us happy about our homes. Results revealed the top 20 things [...]


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