I am aware that many people still seem to be doing home improvements, despite the fact that we are in a recession. Decorating, DIY, buying things, getting new stands and mounts and other things can actually be a cheaper option for some people in a number of ways.
- It can be cheaper to do up the house that you are in than move house
- doing the work yourself is cheaper than getting someone in
- the low interest rates make it a good time to borrow money
- low mortgage rates will mean that some people have more money to spend.
It may seem silly initially to be doing this sort of thing in the recession, but you can see that it could make perfect sense to do so, if you have the money to spare.