Will You Be Doing DIY Before Christmas?

While the thought of doing DIY in the run up to Christmas might be crazy for some people, for others it’s a top priority.

DIY Week highlighted research from AA Financial Services, which found that British homeowners are set to spend £29.6 billion on home improvements by the end of this year. What’s more, almost half of homeowners in the country are intending to carry out a DIY project before Christmas.

Of those, 41 per cent plan to do some decorating and apply a fresh coat of paint before putting the Christmas tree up. Meanwhile, 12 per cent intend to install a new kitchen, and 11 per cent are fitting a new bathroom in the coming weeks.

If you’re hoping to spruce up your home in time for a visit by family or friends, make sure you have everything you need to fix things as well as to do the painting. Surface repair supplies could come in handy here if you need to touch up scratches on the likes of tables, sideboards or even baths.

Large-scale home improvement projects don’t come cheap either, but the AA Financial Services research revealed that almost half (49 per cent) of those surveyed will be funding their projects from their savings, rather than using credit.

Research from Lloyds Bank recently revealed that UK homeowners are now staying in their first properties for longer because of a lack of suitable homes to move on to. It’s therefore little wonder that they may want to carry out some DIY projects to improve their abode either to help it sell or adapt as their life changes.