Forget stocks and shares – it looks like home improvements are where we’re looking to put our cash.
According to a poll carried out by the Consumer Protection Association, 36% of homeowners planned to spend on products designed to jazz their place up last year.
Jeremy Brett, Director of the association, said: “When you consider the value of most home improvement products, this is a substantial amount of the property-owning population that are willing to spend." But will all this tinkering add value to homes?
Here are five DIY touches to avoid – and five alternatives to consider instead.