Although the culture of DIY and do it yourself is consolidated in Europe for a long time in Spain is relatively recent. It is true that in recent years it has been gaining adherents little by little, but now, despite the crisis, perhaps precisely caused by it, it is growing dramatically.
Proof of this are the latest openings of chains such as the Galician Bricoking or the French Brico Depôt and Leroy Merlin, which has truly been unstoppable in recent weeks. At the opening of their new centers in Albacete and Sabadell the purchase, by the parent company, of the electronic commerce chain delamaison.fr, with physical stores and online presence, and, again in Spain, the reopening of the establishment of Majadahonda, completely devastated by a fire in January last year.
In Decoesfera we had the opportunity to visit the center just one week before its inauguration, accompanied by its director Pedro Luis Roldán, and we can assure you that the reconstruction has been spectacular. Now is a lot larger, the new store has a commercial area of 9,375 m2, which exceeds the dimensions of the old one by more than 4,000 m2, and in the words of its own director, with environments instead of wide headboards and aisles, it is really much
more showroom and less supermarket.
We also had the opportunity to see the new autumn collections, the Tempos that accompany each season, in its different proposals Design, Colorist, Natural Charm and Chic, of which we anticipate these images, and that we will show you in detail later .
Leroy Merlin has invested 25 million euros in the reconstruction of this store, which in addition to those he has allocated to the openings of Albacete and Sabadell represent a total of 69 million euros, which are accompanied by the creation of more than 350 positions Direct work
But the news does not end there, just a couple of days ago the Company also surprised us with the news that from July 15 its eight stores in the Community of Madrid they would open every Sunday from 10 to 15 hours, in order to adapt to the needs of its customers and the pace of life of today's society.
Brico Depôt for its part has recently opened two new centers, one in Alzira (Valencia) and another in Cabrera de Mar (Barcelona). Just nine years ago of his landing in Spain and the Kingfisher group teaches it already has twenty stores, totaling more than 115,000 m2 of sales area.
Galician Bricoking He doesn't go with little girls, he opened his last week first center in Madrid. The new establishment, located in Mejorada del Campo, 20 km. of the capital, it has more than 1,900 square meters of sales area and is added to those already owned by the Company in nine other Spanish communities.
It is certainly good news for those of us who love DIY, a discipline that, apart from providing us with personal satisfaction, allows us save money significant quantities in labor For the decoration of our house.