Are you constantly making improvements around your home? If so, you’re not alone. That’s because research shows 6 in 10 Brits are constantly trying to improve their homes. In fact, the average British household has no less than 16 home improvement projects on the go at any one time, and kitchen improvements are top of the list!
That means there are more than 435 million home improvement projects happening right now across the country.
Are Kitchen Improvements Done The Most?
What’s the room in people’s houses that needs improving the most?
Well, according to the research from B&Q, it is kitchens that are most in need of a makeover, as highlighted by 24% of adults surveyed. That probably won’t come as much of a surprise. After all, kitchens are usually the most lived-in rooms in any home, so keeping them up together and looking smart is often at the top of people’s agendas.
Indeed, more than half of those polled for the survey said kitchen décor, fixtures and fittings start looking old pretty quickly due to wear and tear. Specifically, kitchen worktops, sinks and taps often need replacing because they are looking worse for wear and kitchen improvements were top of their list of work to be done.
Meanwhile, one in six adults need to retile their kitchens, while a fifth wantto update appliances such as their oven and dishwasher. A further 14% would like to add an ‘on-trend’ colour to their kitchen walls for an instant makeover.
Top 10 Kitchen Improvements
Here’s the list of top 10 most needed kitchen improvements, according to the poll of 2,000 UK homeowners:
- Refreshing worktops
- Replacing sinks and taps
- Updating appliances
- Changing cupboard doors
- Re-doing tiling
- Changing blinds
- Adding on-trend colours to walls
- Adding shelving
- Hanging pictures
- Re-fitting hinges
The study reveals that the vast majority of homeowners (84%) believe that carrying out little projects around the house can have a positive impact on their living space. Moreover, 30% of homeowners are more likely to carry out a DIY project if it would add value to their properties.
When it comes to the main reasons why homeowners don’t always make minor upgrades and they linger on their to-do lists, time was the number one factor, cited by 36% of respondents. Not having the confidence to undertake a job themselves (15%) and associated costs (10%) werethe second and third reasons respectively.
Are you excited about making some home improvements in 2019? Whether you want to splash out on a new fitted kitchen or breathe some new life into your existing one with a kitchen makeover, we can help.
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