Three quarters of millennials believe DIY is good for their well-being

  • Three in four millennials believe DIY has a positive effect of their well-being
  • Over two thirds of Gen Z say doing DIY makes them happy
  • Battle of the sexes: One in five women say DIY makes them extremely happy, whilst one in 10 men state that DIY makes them miserable

Three quarters of (75%) millennials believe DIY has a positive effect on their well-being, despite being a generation of convenience, a new study has revealed.

Exploring the way Brits view DIY, the study by leading blind retailer, 247 Blinds, shows over two thirds (67%) of 16-25 year-old’s commonly known as Gen Z, also believe DIY makes them happy, while a third (33%) of over 55’s use DIY as a way of keeping active.

As far as what drives Brits to do DIY around their homes, the research revealed different generational motives. For half (50%) of millennials and Gen Z (52%), it’s all about adding personal touches to the home, while both 35-44 (48%) and 45-54 year olds (51%), break out the tools to save themselves some cash.

The study also looks at how DIY makes women feel in comparison to men. Over one in ten (11%) men say DIY makes them miserable. In fact, two in five (40%) only DIY to save money, while 14% simply don’t trust anyone else to do the job.

Men typically spend on average 7-10 hours per month on DIY tasks – in comparison to women who are likely to spend 0-2 hours monthly.

With regards to their female counterparts however, one in five (20%) say DIY makes them feel happy, while three quarters (75%) feel fulfilled after completing DIY tasks around the home. Unlike men who focus on savings, over half (56%) of women use DIY to add personal touches to their home while nearly a third (31%) enjoy learning new skills.

Jason Peterkin, Director of 247 Blinds, comments: “With the increase of DIY in the home, we wanted to reveal how Brits feel it impacts their well-being and happiness. It’s interesting to see millennials see it as a positive activity, despite being raised in a generation of technology and convenience.

247 Blinds has launched a competition for one lucky winner to win a blind makeover worth £1000 as part of the campaign. For the chance to win, visit

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