Brits Spent £71bn On Home Improvements In 3 months
Brits spent a total of £71 billion on improving and updating their homes in the three months leading to September, with each household budgeting £2,634 on DIY jobs during the quarter.
Among some of the most popular projects was installing a new bathroom, with 15 per cent of homeowners choosing to fit a new wash room – the same proportion who opted for a new kitchen and upgrading their technology, Your Mortgage reported.
The average spend for a new bathroom was £2,248, but a third went over a £5,000 budget for the washing space of their dreams.
Installing new shower enclosures, bathtubs, taps, toilets and sinks was most popular in the east, where one-fifth of homes installed bathrooms in the three-month period leading to September.
Speaking on the figures, AA’s director of financial services David Searle stated these DIY jobs indicate a stable economy.
“The extent of activity and the level of home improvement spend in the last three months suggests people have confidence in property, their jobs and their home,” Mr Searle commented.
Many homeowners might want to update their shower enclosure for a more powerful wash or because they have found their old one constantly getting mouldy or blocking.
A popular choice these days is a thermostatic shower set with a fixed head and a separate hose and hand shower. This gives the user the option of having a relaxing and powerful waterfall shower experience, while the moveable hose allows them to target specific areas if they need to.