Poles Direct

September 24, 2010 02:00 ET

Poles Direct Report Recession Increasing DIY Home Improvement

WAKEFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 24, 2010) - The global recession has highlighted the importance of careful budgeting, with homeowners particularly keen to make the most of their investment in a property amid market fluctuations. Many have turned to DIY home improvements to boost their potential future capital and save money in the short-term according to an investigation by Poles Direct.

A recent survey has revealed that 18 million people have home improvement plans for the next 12 months, with an average cost of £2,831. Fitting new window dressings will cost a fraction of this and is a no-fuss DIY project anyone can take on.

Sprucing up the home, whether through interior design projects or an extension, has become increasingly popular as a way to make the property a better place to live and increase the return on investment when the time comes to sell. Homeowners are also showing their willingness to take on jobs themselves in a further bid to save money, with DIY stores reporting growing sales figures during and after the recession.

Even the smallest and most simple of jobs can make a difference; Poles Direct recommends a new set of curtain poles and drapes as something any homeowner can fit to give their rooms a new look without spending too much.

"A new curtain pole and curtains can make a huge difference to a room without breaking the bank," commented a Poles Direct spokesperson. "This kind of interior improvement is quick, cheap and easy to do and can help when selling the property."

Now is the ideal time to buy new curtain poles and window dressings as homeowners will be spending more time indoors as the nights draw in. Quality curtains can make a huge difference in helping to keep a room cosy and warm over winter and the great range from Poles Direct means there is something for all styles of décor.

Property and DIY experts also recommend changing door handles, repainting walls and updating cushions and accessories as cost-effective ways to improve the home and boost the chances of agreeing a sale.

"The recession has forced property owners to recognise the importance of not only doing all they can to protect their investment but also ensuring they have a welcoming and comfortable home," the spokesperson added. "At Poles Direct we know that people want to save money and still be able to improve their home and we give them the chance to do just that with a fantastic range of window dressings."

Poles Direct have been one of the UKs leading suppliers of curtain poles for over 6 years. Poles Direct is part of Interior Goods Direct Ltd, suppliers of high quality home and commercial interior products.

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