Homeowners Inspired to stay put this year and avoid moving house

When it comes to a change in scenery, it seems most homeowners are planning to redecorate their current property than move house in 2017.

Research carried out by interior design specialist Inspired Wallpaper has revealed 87 per cent of UK residents are staying put this year and are not planning to move home.

Whether it’s down to economic woes or rising costs, both homeowners and renters are in agreement that 2017 is the year to stay in their current properties. Men and women also had the same idea, with the survey showing the majority shared the intention to put moving home on hold.

Instead, investing in properties will become a priority, with Bank Holidays set to be busier than ever for amateur DIY fans with plans to freshen up their home.

Rebecca Baddeley, design manager at Inspired Wallpaper, said: “Us Brits are a house-proud nation, but we are all guilty of sweeping things under the carpet and turning a blind eye to our home’s imperfections. Now we’re set to stay put, the jobs we’ve put off will start to niggle and they’ll be bumped up the to-do-list.

“More so than ever we need to fall back in love with our homes, we spend more of our time there after all!”