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Be honest: do you actually like your home at the moment?

A new survey has found that a significant proportion of Brits actually don't...
   Katie Byrne  |  written on: 05-02-2019 09:00am

New research has found a staggeringly high proportion of Brits don't like their homes.

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According to the research, conducted by the British Home Enhancement Trade Association ahead of National Home Improvement Month in April, 69% of Brits don't like their homes.

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Less than a third of Brits (31%) like their homes, with 10% admitting they feel embarrassed by their property. Others feel ashamed (9%), with 3% admitting they even feel scared of it.

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The National Home Improvement Month campaign is encouraging Brits to make one significant change to their homes - rather than a multitude of smaller tweaks - that will help change their feelings towards their homes. 

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According to the research, the kitchen is the area where Brits are most likely to make their signficiant 'one change' (with 20% of the vote), followed by the bedroom and bedroom in joint second and third place (with 17% of the vote each).

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TV presenter Julia Kendell, an official ambassador for National Home Improvement Month, comments: "Making home improvements can be addictive but it can also become overwhelming if there’s too much to do. That’s why the aim of National Home Improvement Month is simply to encourage people to Make One Change".

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Also on-board with the campaign is presenter and interiors vlogger, Georgina Burnett, who adds: "So many people lead busy and often stressful lives, so the emotional benefits of improving your home environment are immeasurable. We all need a home that supports our day to day living".

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What do you think? Do you love or loathe your home, and what would your 'one change' be? Tweet your thoughts to @kbbark - we'd love to hear from you!

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Katie Byrne


Katie Byrne is a writer, editor and filter fan (coffee, not Instagram), and lives in a Georgian-built flat that features various statement cobwebs.

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