How do you feel about inviting visitors into your home? If you feel embarrassed about the state of it, you’re not alone.
Results from a study released this month show almost half of people polled from Scotland are so embarrassed by the state of their home, they will often avoid visitors at all costs with red-faced owners citing dated decor, unfinished DIY, mess and unkempt gardens as a reason.
A spokesperson for Sugru, which commissioned the research, said: “When you first move into a house, most people will have ideas of how they want to improve it or make it more of the home they want. But a lack of time, money and a fear of complicated DIY tools mean many struggle to see all, or even any of these plans through.
“As a result, there are a large number of us living in a house we aren’t happy with, or are so embarrassed by that we don’t want other people to see it. Sometimes, all it can take is a few minor changes here and there to at least improve your home to get it to a state where you are no longer embarrassed by it.
“Start small and make it good and slowly you’ll see the difference and get the pride back. DIY doesn’t have to be about power tools and week-long projects. Reorganising stuff room by room, fixing things that you’ve just learned to live with and repurposing old things can be an easy and fun way of slowly turning a house into a home.”
For DIY tips visit sugru.com