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We quizzed our community of viewers, ITV Village, about topics that matter to them. This is what they said about DIY and the home.

DIY and the Home

How they improve their own homes:

* They are more likely to look for home improvement inspiration during weekdays
* Refreshing the home is the key motivation behind home improvement and DIY
* They are happy to do small jobs such as painting and putting up shelves

Carry out DIY multiple times a year, completing an average of five tasks a year


40% Say they start thinking and planning their home improvements in the first part of the year

71% Say they fix problems as soon as they arise

50%+ Do small plasterwork repairs themselves

How they work with others to protect and repair their homes:

* They spend an average of almost £1,800 a year on home improvements

Would hire a tradesperson for more complex tasks like plastering and laying flooring


<50% Say advertising can help them choose which tradesperson to hire

62% Agree it is important to know their home is insured

39% Currently have home emergency cover

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