Forget spending a fortune on a villa in the sun, many of us are spending cash on ‘making our homes our castles’ this bank holiday. Research from online marketplace eBay.co.uk shows that a third of Britons (33%) are spending more on doing up their home and garden than on going away this year, with nearly a fifth of us (18%) spending the same on both.
The research shows that we’re spending an average £432.94 on our homes over the summer with those in the West Midlands proving the most house proud, spending nearly £30 above the national average (£461.35).
In addition to over 630,000 DIY listings, eBay.co.uk is also selling more than 35 Jacuzzis, 3,000 BBQs, 390 luxury mattresses, 430 sun loungers and 500 hammocks a day as Britons bring a spot of holiday chic to their homes this summer.
eBay.co.uk spokesperson Laura Wilkinson-Rea says: ‘It seems like we’re all going on a summer Holi-DIY this year, whether it is investing in essential home improvements or enjoying a little summer luxury during a staycation at home.’
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 All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from One Poll. Total sample size was 2,000 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken on 26th June 2015. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).
 Data taken from eBay.co.uk 14.05.15 – 11.08.15