Homebase reports a 200% year on year increase in outside plastic storage sheds

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-6-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Homeowners across Britain are turning to unconventional ways of increasing valuable storage space in their homes.

It would see that as a nation, we’ve run out of space under the bed, at the back of the wardrobe and in ‘that kitchen draw’, as leading garden retailer Homebase reports a 200 per cent year on year increase¹ in outside plastic storage sheds.

Heidi Towse, Outdoor Structure Buyer for Homebase, said: “The average three bedroom family home is much smaller than it was 50 years ago.

“We also have a lot more outside furniture and accessories that need a home during the winter months. We no longer just have a bench in the garden, but instead an array of furniture including parasols, bistro sets and sun loungers to store away.

“Plastic sheds seem to be the key to creating much needed extra storage in the home, they’re not only durable and easy to maintain and assemble, but also come in a range of sizes no matter how big or small your outside space is.”

Homebase sells over 150 varieties of sheds and offers plenty of advice for assembling sheds. Homebase also sells a variety of care products. For more information visit www.homebase.co.uk

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Note to Editors:
¹ – Representing Homebase sales for twelve weeks ending 24 May 2015 versus the same comparable period the year before.

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About Homebase
Homebase is a leading home enhancement retailer with around 58 million transactions a year, selling around 38,000 products for the home and garden. It has 279 large, out-of-town stores throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland and a growing internet offering at www.homebase.co.uk. In the financial year to February 2015, Homebase sales were £1.5 billion and it employed some 17,000 people across the business.

Homebase is part of Home Retail Group, the UK’s leading home and general merchandise retailer.

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Homebase reports a 200% year on year increase in outside plastic storage sheds

Homebase reports a 200% year on year increase in outside plastic storage sheds