Increase In Home DIY Projects During Lockdown

Published: 13/07/2020

Do you enjoy doing DIY? Well recent reports suggest that nearly two-fifths of people throughout the UK have dabbled in DIY jobs around the house during lockdown.

According to figures published by Aldermore, the younger generation are embracing this more than any other age group with three in five (60%) of 18-34 year olds have been involved with DIY, compared to 57% of 35-54 year olds and just 50% of the 55+ age group.

Fun DIY ideas to get you started during the summer

If you’re looking to get some DIY done during the summer and want to get a bit creative, we’ve put together some ideas for you to get started:
Brighten your home office space 
Are you currently working from home? Do you have your home office setup? Does it feel like it’s missing something? Why not freshen it up a bit! This could be something as little as hanging a new picture on the wall, to adding new furniture or changing the colour scheme to a brighter tone from the rest of the house, which may help you during your working day.
Get creative in the garden
It’s said that surrounding yourself with nature is good for your mental health. If you’re lucky enough to have a garden, why not take some time out of your day to get it in pristine condition by adding some plants and decking, so you can sit outside and enjoy the summer in style! Breaking your day up from working indoors with spending quality family time in the garden during your dinner hour or after work will work wonders for you during these difficult times.
Clearing the shed or garage
This is often a job that gets put off for ‘another day’. Well now might be the perfect opportunity to spend some time finally sorting out your shed or garage. Who knows, you might unearth some hidden gems in amidst all the storage you have. Tidying it up will also help make more space for you to craft more DIY projects down the line too!
The odd jobs around the house
Tired of the same old, dull look throughout the house? What’s stopping you from mixing it up a bit? Whether it’s redecorating your living room with new paintings, pictures, ornaments or furniture, freshening up the bedrooms with a lick of paint or finally getting around to the big summer clear out you’ve been promising to do, you’re bound to feel a lot better afterwards!

For more tips and advice on DIY jobs around the house

How we can help

Were you looking to complete a purchase before lockdown? Well now you can as the housing market is out of lockdown, meaning housing viewings, sales and purchases can be completed!

Don’t forget to get in touch with our experienced team for more information on the range of brilliant deals we have this summer! Whether you’re looking to make the move or show your home some love by remortgaging, we’ve got you covered. We’ve also got the following popular deals still running:

Combined Sale & Purchase Deal      
£500 Cashback Deal For Remortgage

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