A nationally representative study of 2,000 UK adults has revealed the DIY skills we value the most as well as the ones we find most impressive. And while traditional DIY is still a highly admired talent, ‘digital DIY’ skills are fast catching up in perceptions of usefulness.
- Assembling flat-pack furniture is perceived as the UK’s most useful DIY skill in general
- Fixing a leak is the most impressive skill to have – 37% rated it 10/10 for usefulness
- Restoring a lost Internet connection is the UK’s most useful ‘digital DIY’ skill and is considered just as useful as being able to install a washing machine and more useful than being able to hang wallpaper
- Digital DIY is on the rise – the ability to programme and operate a Smart TV is considered more useful than the ability to mount one on the wall
- Over-55s rate digital DIY higher than any other age group
- Women value digital DIY skills higher than men