THE UK’S ATTITUDE TO DIY – In the first few months of 2012 Topps Tiles conducted a DIY survey to find out how the Great British public add value to their homes, who does what in the household and most importantly – who is the best at DIY! They pulled together this infographic to showcase the results…
Infographic by Topps Tiles
Some really interesting information in this INFOGRAPHIC.
- I wasn’t surprised that the top way to increase the value of your home was to convert the loft / attic. This really seems like a sensible thing to do as it will increase living space and loft conversions make for great bedrooms with additional bathrooms, office, playrooms or even a nice studio apartment.
- I guess us guys can clearly see that it’s no longer a man’s world. Dee, one of our editors, did say she wasn’t surprised by this statistic at all and that most women do most of the decorating and other jobs around the house – even when they work and take care of everything else.
- We were all very surprised that learning online was one of the lowest ways to learn DIY. With our growing readership I would have to say this trend will change.
- In the last section it again is no surprise that men thing they are far superior. I personally think that the ladies in this instance were far more gracious in their answer.
So there you have it. A quick INFOGRAPHIC with the some excellent insight on where we spend our money in the home and who we think is the better at doing the jobs around the home. What is interesting is that a fair amount of DIY is still undertaken by professionals. I appreciate that when it comes to certain aspects, such as plumbing and wiring we need to be very careful but what did surprise me was that most of the work we have done is still undertaken by professions – I’m surprised purely on the basis of the economical times we live it and I honestly thought more people would undertake the work themselves. On that assumption there is also the other side of the coin where people are just too busy working in order to keep the finances healthy and therefore easier to employ others.
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