Saffron Walden Homeowners - Time For A Fresh Look?

March 4th 2022
By: Intercounty
Saffron Walden Homeowners - Time For A Fresh Look?

Now that we are into 2022 and spring is nearly upon us, it is easy to see why many people are looking to refresh their surroundings. This is a brilliant time of year to carry out home improvements, and if you are looking to brighten up your home, you are not alone.

Looking to change your immediate surroundings?

Some of the findings of the Nested study include:

  • On average, British people will redecorate their living room once every 25 months

  • The bedroom is redecorated, on average, once in every 29 months

  • The bathrooms is redecorated, on average, every 33 months

  • On average, the dining room is redecorated every 37 months

  • Hallways are redecorated every 45 months, on average

The average spend per person on redecorating every year is £330 per person. This sees a total of £22 billion being spent each year in the UK.

The UK is ranked as the second highest nation with respect to spending on decorations in Europe. The top ten is as follows:

  • Germany, with a population of 83 million people spends an average of £410 per person, leading to an annual spend of £34 billion

  • The UK, with a population of 67 million, spends an average of £330 per person, creating an annual spend of £22 billion

  • Italy spends an average of £347 per person for a total spend of £21 billion

  • France has a total spend of £18 billion

  • Spain has a total spend of £10 billion

  • The Netherlands has an annual spend of £9 billion

  • Sweden spends £7 billion

  • Poland has an annual spend of £5 billion, as does Belgium and Austria

Not everyone spends a great sum of money on redecorating their home

The European nations where the least amount of money is spent includes Malta, with a spend of £170 million, Slovenia spending £228 million, Estonia spending £244 million, Cyprus spending £250 million and Latvia spending £276 million.

Alice Bullard, Head of Commercial at Nested, commented: “Redecorating the home is a relatively quick and affordable way of bringing a new lease of life to your rooms, making an old house feel new and exciting all over again. Here in the UK, we buy into this philosophy more than most and it's common for us to change the feel of our home quite regularly. If you’re planning to stay in your home for a while, then you can decorate to exactly your own taste and style, but if you’re planning to put it on the market any time soon, it’s really important to maintain neutral colours and an inoffensive style as not to scare off any potential buyers.”

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