Home Improvement Month: Quick & Easy Tips
Research shows us that Brits spend big when it comes to home improvement, with one in three households spending £2,000 a year on it. However, 43% of jobs are left unfinished when DIY-ers loose interest and give up, according to Saga Home Insurance.
April is widely known as Home Improvement Month, with many people starting jobs to update their house. To make a difference to your home, remember you don’t have to take on big jobs with big budgets. A few little spruces here and there can really help make your home look fresh. Here’s some tips to get you feeling inspired.
Create an illusion
Narrow hallways can sometimes feel like you’re in a tunnel. An easy way to avoid this is to paint the end wall a darker shade than the sides, which will help it feel more open.
Tap into DIY
A great first-time DIY plumbing job to try: if your kitchen or bathroom is in need of an update, then you can change the taps to something more visual and/or functional. Just ensure you turn off the water valves and follow the instructions carefully.
Pride of place
Your front door is the first impression of your home, and it can easily start to look tired and weathered. If you don’t want to fork out for a new one, try adding a lick of paint and a new door handle to give it a different look.
Get out of the shade
Lamp shades are often forgotten in the spring clean, however giving them some extra attention can improve the light quality in your home. Make sure you dust them inside and out for the desired effect.
Tip top tables
Uplift the tops of your tables and dressers by adding a decorative liner. Easier than repainting the whole thing, it’s a great way to give them a simple makeover.
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