It has been a common knowledge that DIY was just for the boys, and they’re wrong. Some 60% of women in the UK say they are now more likely to carry out home improvements than their partners and half consider themselves handier than men, too.
The survey, by WD Bathrooms, questions 1,244 Brits and also found that DIY still seems to be the cause of marital disagreements. Nearly a quarter said that doing work around the house prompted bank holiday arguments, usually caused by the age-old issue of one party not cleaning up properly.
The most common answer among women when asked why they had taken up DIY was that, it was the only way to get anything done.
But it’s not all bad news for men, 78% of women say their partners are consulted on the planning, design, and decor.
Lynne Wilson, director at WD Bathrooms said: “It comes as no surprise that as women are increasingly spending more on their homes they want to learn skills that will potentially save them money on tradesmen.”
“DIY is no longer just a man’s domain.”