The home improvement chain says there are 435 million DIY projects planned across the UK in the next 12 months, with the average Brit juggling 16 small projects at any one time.
The room most in need of a makeover is the kitchen. More than half of the 2,000 homeowners surveyed said décor, fixtures and fittings tire quickly due to cooking – and as such worktops, sinks and taps can end up looking the most tired.
Meanwhile, one in six adults need to update their tiling, a fifth want to replace appliances such as the oven and dishwasher, while 14 per cent would like to add an ‘on-trend’ colour to the walls.
Other little upgrades needed across the nation’s homes include replacing showers, cracked tiles, door knobs and torn wallpaper.
When asked why some little upgrades are still on the to-do list, 36 per cent cite lack of time as the biggest factor, while a further 15 per cent don’t have the confidence to take on the jobs themselves. A further 10 per cent are put off because they think DIY costs too much.
These are the top 20 upgrades on our to-do lists for 2019:
1. Re-painting a whole room
2. Touching up the paintwork in a room
3. Replacing carpets / flooring
4. Changing blinds / curtains
5. Applying sealant around tiles
6. Hanging pictures
7. Changing light fixtures
8. Cleaning stained walls
9. Replacing soft furnishings
10. Fixing leaky taps
11. Replacing torn wallpaper
13. Hiding television wires
14. Putting up shelving
16. Replacing a shower
17. Replacing door knobs
18. Changing cupboard doors
19. Replacing cracked tiles
20. Replacing broken toilet seat