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Iceni Magazine | July 3, 2022

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Millions of adults will tackle home improvement jobs this bank holiday

More than 31 million adults will tackle home improvement jobs over the bank holiday, according to a study.

More than 31 million adults will tackle home improvement jobs over the bank holiday, according to a study.

The average adult has five DIY tasks on their to-do list – and they expect to get around half of those ticked off over the long weekend.

Among the most popular jobs set to be completed are painting, putting up shelves and building furniture.

The study of 2,000 adults by B&Q also found an optimistic 56 per cent hope to get all their tasks finished by Sunday evening so they have Monday free for some down time.

In addition to getting their homes up to speed almost half hope to also visit friends and family and three in 10 want to catch up on sleep.

Craig Collins, spokesman for B&Q, said: “Much of Britain will be enjoying a long weekend with the bank holiday coming up and people are planning to combine traditional home improvement efforts with having lots of fun.

“It’s clear that people know they can do jobs like painting in one day, leaving plenty of time for socialising and getting some last-minute barbecues in.

“This weekend is a great time to find that motivation and ‘do it’ on Sunday so you can relax and unwind on Monday before work starts again.”

The study also found around five hours will be spent working on household jobs over the three days and nine hours have been put aside for socialising and ‘fun’ activities.

Other jobs likely to be tackled this weekend include painting the shed, resealing the bath or shower and a spot of wallpapering.

One of the biggest tasks over the Bank Holiday for parents in particular will be to paint their front door – purely for the back-to-school photo.

Three quarters of parents plan to take a pic of their kids in their new uniform this September – and two fifths of those shots will be taken in front of their front door.

As a result, four in 10 are considering painting their front door so they can get the perfect shot of their little ones before they head off to school.

More generally, two thirds believe it’s important for a front door to look its best because it’s one of the first things people will see of their house.

While, one in 10 believe the it should be ‘warm and inviting’.

In order to tick everything off their to-do list one quarter of those polled through OnePoll are hoping for nice weather so they can complete their DIY jobs – as well as socialise outdoors.

Four in 10 are planning to go for a walk or bike ride, 38 per cent want to do some gardening and a quarter hope to host or attend a barbecue.

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