B&Q have found 57 per cent of people are confident about cutting the lawn, 55 per cent in growing vegetables and 40 per cent landscaping the garden, in a Europe-wide survey of 17,000 customers from nine nations.
The European Home Report found 77 per cent of Europeans surveyed said their homes needed adapting to meet changing family needs, 22 per cent said they needed to create more space and 46 per cent of people have, or would like, a home office.
Kingfisher chairman Sir Ian Cheshire said: "As lifestyles change and living costs rise, people want more and more from their home. The modern home increasingly needs to be a flexible, adaptable space that is able to evolve as our lives change.
According to the survey, the features most people want are:
- swimming pools (28 per cent)
- fireplaces (26 per cent)
- conservatories (23 per cent)
- hot tubs (22 per cent)
In the UK, people are more likely to buy DIY products online (46 per cent) than any other nation and we are the second most likely country to have a garden shed. He UK is most likely to use ‘click & collect’ services (28 per cent)
UK people are second most likely nation to have a garden shed (49 per cent), after the Irish (52 per cent).