Brush up on your DIY skills at revamped B&Q store in Fleetsbridge

The new format outlet will open on March 1, following a seven-week transformation.

As well as offering thousands of home improvement products it will boast a You Can Do It centre, where adults and children can learn key DIY skills.

Paid classes on how to hang wallpaper and lay floors will be among the lessons offered.

B&Q store manager Pete Lucas said: “Our store has been over a year in the planning as we aim to bring a world leading home improvement shopping experience to our customers in Poole.

“We’ll be offering a unique product, always at a lower cost, accessible when they need it and we’ll be the first port of call for help and advice.”

The new-look store will include more than 2,000 new products in décor, home furnishings and lighting. There will also be a dozen help and advice kiosks throughout the store.

This new B&Q is

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A chic DIY bathroom renovation for less than $2,000

Need to start a bathroom renovation but don’t want to break the bank? Take a cue from blogger and interior designer Heather Cooke. Her dated ’90s master bathroom was in desperate need of an upgrade, but instead of splurging on a pricey renovation, Cooke gave the space a makeover using secondhand finds, a lot of creativity, and a little bit of elbow grease.



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Now, the black-and-white space has an eclectic farmhouse feel more in step with her family’s tastes. “As someone who has decorated their home 95 percent secondhand, it’s always a proud moment for us to develop spaces that are both unique and fit our design aesthetic,” Cooke says. 

For more bathroom inspiration, browse our bathroom ideas gallery.

The before

Cooke’s home was built in early 2000, so the bathroom had a very traditional 1990s feel. Thankfully, it wasn’t all bad. “We fell

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First Ever ‘Green Shopping Aisle’ Caters to Environmental Enthusiasts Who Want Home DIY Projects

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Environmentally-minded DIY enthusiasts can now enjoy the first ever ‘green shopping aisle’–complete with a real grass walkway and a canopy infused with foliage and butterflies.

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The green aisle is, quite literally, festooned with evergreen climbers and vegetation to help eco-conscious shoppers find the section of the hardware store that will make their home more sustainable.

‘The Green Aisle’ launches today at one of Britain’s major hardware chains,  Homebase. The first stores to get the foliage-festooned aisle are: Haringey in London, Edinburgh, Bridgend, Birmingham, and Leeds–with more stores to follow.

In partnership with Smart Energy GB, the aisle showcases eco-friendly and energy-efficient home improvement products, as well as information on how to get a smart meter installed, all in one place.

MORE: Grocery Store Unveils World’s First Plastic-Free Aisle 

All of these efforts will help make homes greener and ready for winter.

‘The Green Aisle’ was created after research

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MR DIY homes in on improvement

PETALING JAYA: Home improvement retailer MR DIY Group (M) Bhd (MR DIY), which is poised for the largest initial public offering this year, is looking to continue on its organic growth trajectory upon the listing of the company.

“We are focused on the local market which is considered a growth market for us.

“By focusing on this growth market, we expect to do well. We think the growth moving forward will be good, ” the home improvement retailer’s CEO Adrian Ong said at a virtual press conference yesterday.

“Independent market surveys indicate that this market will grow in the order of 10.2% from 2019 to 2024.

“We have executed very well into this growth market and we expect this to continue with regard to our performance, ” he added.

The company which sells hardware, household and furnishing, electrical, stationery & sports equipment, and other accessories is expected to be among

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The Pandemic DIY Boom – The Atlantic

But in April, she realized that she had the opposite problem: Orders had started pouring in. Schauffler told me the company’s sales are up 400 percent over last year, and her best sellers—sheets of peel-and-stick white subway “tiles” and metallic mosaics—had completely sold out twice already. “Everyone was at home, they had time, they looked at their environment, and they went online,” she said. They started watching tutorials and ordering supplies.

Home Depot and Lowe’s registered monster sales increases not long after the pandemic began, both on the internet and in their brick-and-mortar stores—which Home Depot lobbied local governments to label essential businesses. That’s in spite of interruptions in residential construction and professional remodeling in many areas of the country.

At Apartment Therapy, a website about home improvement and design, editor in chief Laura Schocker viewed the country’s pandemic anxieties through the prism of her readership, which is 60 percent

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6 Times You Should Not DIY a Home Improvement Project

HGTV makes everyone feel as if they’re only a couple of power tools away from being home renovation masters. But don’t be fooled. There’s a reason building and construction trades are considered skilled jobs.



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Tackling a home renovation project requires more than an eye for design and the ability to match colors. You also need to understand how the various parts of a structure fit together, and you may even have to (gasp) do some math.

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What’s more, a home improvement project done wrong can be expensive to fix, or even dangerous. Before you end up with a DIY disaster, here are six times when you should probably call in a pro.

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1. You don’t understand what you’re doing

Yes, this seems so obvious, doesn’t it? And

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There’s a new DIY advent calendar perfect for home improvements lovers and you can get it from Wickes

IF there’s someone in your household who loves a bit of DIY then we have found the perfect advent calendar to buy for them this year.

The Draper Tools advent calendar includes a measuring tape, adjustable wrench, a selection of pliers, hexagon keys and a ¼” hex magnetic screwdriver with 31 different insert bits.

This Draper Tool calendar comes with 49 different surprises - perfect for creating a brand new tool box

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This Draper Tool calendar comes with 49 different surprises – perfect for creating a brand new tool box

It also comes with a handy, sturdy case to keep everything safe and organised.

The limited edition calendar will be available from stockists nationally around the country and online, including Wickes, from end of October.

It’s Recommended Retail Price (RRP) is just £34.99, although individual retailers can set their own prices.

The full list of contents for the calendar is:

  • 1x 2m Measuring tape
  • 1x 100mm Adjustable wrench
  • 1x 115mm Combination pliers
  • 1x 115mm Diagonal pliers
  • 1x
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DIY fan gives outdated kitchen an amazing makeover using Wilko bargains & saves a fortune by doing EVERYTHING herself

A DIY enthusiast has shown off the incredible result of hard work and creativity after completely transforming her outdated kitchen on the cheap.

Rachel Rose wanted a brand new kitchen for her Glasgow home, but wanted to keep the costs down – so took to it with a paintbrush instead giving is a bright, modern makeover.

Rachel Rose gave her kitchen a cheap makeover and it looks incredible

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Rachel Rose gave her kitchen a cheap makeover and it looks incredibleCredit: Rachel Rose/ Mrs Hinch Made Me Do It/Facebook

Opting for a white-wash, modern look, Rachel, who shares her home interiors on Instagram, said she achieved the look by painting the cupboards with Wilko paint and tackled the work tops with modern marble-effect sticky-back plastic.

But the DIY fan thought of everything – even a solution for extra storage.

Rachel said she picked up some storage extenders from The Range for just £3 which helped her declutter and store more in

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DIY Home Improvement Retailing Market- Actionable Research on COVID-19 |Technavio

Advent of E-commerce will Drive the Market Growth During the Forecast Period

The DIY home improvement retailing market is expected to register a CAGR of over 4% during 2020-2024, as per the latest research report by Technavio. The report offers a detailed analysis of the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the market in optimistic, probable, and pessimistic forecast scenarios.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Do-It-Yourself Home Improvement Retailing Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

Request for Technavio’s market report estimates including pre- and post-COVID-19 impact on DIY home improvement retailing market. Download a Free Sample Report on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic analysis.

Due to the extensive spread of the virus across the globe, the Consumer Discretionary industry is anticipated to have Negative impact. The DIY home improvement retailing market will showcase Negative impact during

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DIY Boom Continues to Drive Demand for Home Improvement Stores

Home improvement stores are on track to permanently land in the essential services or daily needs category, which retail investors have focused on for years. This year, home improvement activity has increased dramatically, and 40% of consumers have indicated that they plan to continue home improvement projects beyond the recession, according to research from the NPD Group. The activity has driven home improvement store sales up 11% this year.

During the pandemic, home improvement stores have become the second fastest growing retail segment in both brick-and-mortar and online sales. In lawn and garden, tools, paint, kitchen and bath and hardware segments, each saw a double-digit increase in both online and in-store purchases. The average shopping trip also increased 10% compared to the average trip in 2019.

Home Depot Versus Lowe’s

Placer.ai, which also looked closely at shopping trends in the major home improvement brands, found that Lowe’s saw an early

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