Homeowners brainwashed by property shows spend 60k on improvements in lifetime

Grand ambitions: Homeowners brainwashed by property shows spend 60k on improvements in lifetime

6:17 PM on 21st September 2011

Kirstie Allsopp in her home with hammer in hand

DIY: Shows like Homemade Home, presented by Kirstie Allsopp, have encouraged Brits to spend money on home improvements

Presenter Kevin McCloud

More than a third said programmes like Grand Designs made them aspire to live in a better home

One in seven admitted that voyeuristic peeks inside celebrity homes made them covet more expensive, luxurious items

Voyeuristic: One in seven admitted that peeks inside celebrity homes, such as Naomi Campbell”s Jamaica villa, on MTV cribs made them covet more expensive, luxurious items