Whether you’re planning on selling and looking to add value to your home or you just fancy giving your home a revamp there are some home improvements you can do yourself. If you find yourself in a busy household you might think you don’t have the time to undertake any major renovations, but there are some simply DIY projects that are not only cost effective, but they’re pretty quick too!
It’s no secret us Brits love a spot of DIY with the average person spending just over £1,000 on home improvements. But any DIY enthusiast will know that before you start any job, it’s important you have the right tools to hand. From the trusty spirit level ruler and measuring tape to paint brushes and rollers, hammers to screwdrivers. First things first work out what you want to do and what you’ll need to get the job done.
A lick of fresh paint
Whether you’re a follower of fashion and want to inject the Pantone Colour of the Year into your home or you just want to give tired walls a refresh, painting your home is a great way to give it a mini-makeover.
Not only that, but giving your house a fresh lick of paint can add around £7,000 to the sale price of some properties. Even if you don’t want to paint every room, just touching up high traffic areas like hallways and removing scuff marks can make the world of difference.
Neaten up your outside
Up your kerb appeal by spending time in the great outdoors. From jet washing the driveway to mowing the lawn, these small jobs will help transform your house and it can all be done in one afternoon.
If you’re not green fingered, using gravel or patterned tiles and then hanging outdoor mirrors and fairy lights with the odd potted plant is a simple and effective way of updating your outdoor space.
Home technology is big business – and even if you’re not tech minded, installing smart systems in your home is pretty easy. From self-programmable thermostats to camera-enabled doorbells, there are so many smart home features that seamlessly integrate in your existing wiring and systems whilst transforming how you live – as well as helping to make your home more energy efficient.
There’s no shortage of tv shows showing us how to get organised. From the Home Edit to Tidying up with Marie Kondo, it’s hard not to be inspired to spend a day organising wardrobes and drawers. Clearing the kitchen cabinets and finally getting round to sorting “the drawer” that holds random wires, batteries, and leaking pens!