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Everest Research Reveals Most Brits Unhappy With Their Homes

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Everest Research Reveals Most Brits Unhappy With Their Homes PR Newswire LONDON, July 9, 2012 LONDON, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 80% of Brits want to change something about their home Main reason for home improvement change is to make homes look nicer Almost double the number of homeowners

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Everest Research Reveals Most Brits Unhappy
With Their Homes
PR Newswire
LONDON, July 9, 2012
LONDON
,
July 9, 2012
/PRNewswire/ --
Over 80% of Brits want to change something about their home
Main reason for home improvement change is to make homes look nicer
Almost double the number of homeowners than renters want to make changes
New research from Everest Home Improvements reveals that the majority of
people in the UK are not happy with their homes. In total 82% of people want to
make changes to their property.
The online poll ran on a number of websites and influential blogs following
Everest's sponsorship of this year's Ideal Home Show.
Entrants to the survey had to answer questions that included; 'Is there anything
you would change about your home?' 'What is the main reason that you would
change something about your home?' and 'How much money have you spent
on home improvements over the past 12 months?'
The findings offer a fascinating view on the attitudes of the British public to
their homes and their overall attitude to home improvement.
Make homes look nicer
The number one reason for undertaking home improvements was the desire to
make our homes look nicer.
Almost a third (30%) of respondents said that they want to make their home
look better. This is significantly more than the 3% of people who want to make
their homes safer.
Make homes more energy efficient
The research also highlighted that 16% of people want to make energy efficient
changes to their homes, such as installing double-glazing or solar panels, in
order to bring down their utility bills.
The reasons driving the urge for home improvements also included increasing
the value of property; 11% of respondents want to do this. Some 13% of people
want to improve their standard of living;4% want to make an eco-friendly home
and an additional 4% want to fix essential problems to their property.
Women leading the way on home improvement
The Everest research suggests that women are leading the way when it comes
to instigating changes; 85% of females want to make home changes compared
to 76% of men.
Those aged between 35 and 54 years old are itching for change more than any
other age group; 92% of them want to alter their property.
Those least willing to make changes were aged between18 and 34, with 72% of
this age group desiring home improvements. This could be because a
substantial portion of the age group is renting (36%) and unable to make the
desired changes to their property, whereas almost double the number of 35-54
year olds own their property (60%).
Regional differences
The areas of the UK where a desire to make home improvements are most
noticeable are the
Midlands
and
Wales
. A massive 84% of respondents from
these areas want to make changes to their property. 80% of respondents from
the South of
England
want to make changes to their property.
Northern Ireland
residents are the least likely to alter their property, however, 75% of
respondents from this region are still keen to make home improvements.