New Survey by the Home Lighting Centre Uncovers 2014 DIY Trends

The survey found that age and gender both play a part in DIY decisions, whether it is choosing where to start or allocating budget for the project itself. The younger group were looking to spend between £1000 - £3000 in 2014 on home improvements.

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Home Improvements in 2014

Home Improvements in 2014

35-44 year olds were found to be concentrating on the bathroom and willing to spend up to £4000.

Chippenham, Wiltshire (PRWEB UK) 1 May 2014

A recent survey carried out by The Home Lighting Centre showed what DIY 500 UK consumers would be carrying out during 2014. Respondents were asked which room in the home they will be focusing on as well as how much they would be spending transforming their space. The survey found that age and gender both play a part in DIY decisions, whether it is choosing where to start or allocating budget for the project itself. Some of the key pointers from the survey include:

18-24 year olds will be changing their living rooms
25-34 year olds will be changing their living rooms
35-44 year olds will be changing their bathrooms
55-64 year olds will be changing their kitchens
Pensioners will be changing their main bedrooms

Spending:

18-24 year olds will be spending between: £300 - £500
25-34 year olds will be spending between: £1000 - £4000
35-44 year olds will be spending between: £500 - £4000
55-64 year olds will be spending between: £100 - £300
Pensioners will be spending between: £500 - £1000

It was found that 18-24 year olds want to be changing their living rooms and spending on average between; £300 - £500. This shows that they may be looking to re-wallpaper, paint, put up some shelves or replace their living rooms lights at a fairly cheap price.

As a slightly older age group, the 25-34 year olds were also found to be making changes to their living room, but unlike the younger age group, the 25-34 year olds are looking to spend up to £4000.

As this age group are more likely to have just bought their first homes and starting families, they may be looking to install wood flooring or add a new fireplace. With this type of budget a new coat of paint and a new lounge suite is also within their budget. The 35-44 year olds were found to be concentrating on the bathroom and willing to spend up to £4000. This budget means that they may be looking to install a new bathroom suite or work on existing suite; they could even stretch to expensive floor tiles and new lighting.

You can also view our research in an infographic here:

The home lighting centre infographic


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