There’s no time like the present to spruce up your home and there are hundreds of ways to make your home different. Whether you’re obsessed with DIY? Or hate DIY? we’ve rounded up ten of our best easy home improvement tips.
1. Grout your tiles
If your bathroom or kitchen is looking a little tired, then re-grouting your tiles is a great way to improve the appearance of your home, and get your tiles looking fresh and vibrant. Choose a bright white grout and re-grout everywhere for maximum impact.
2. Install locks
Improve the security of your home by installing some new locks. Whether that means changing your front door locks, adding a safety mechanism to your windows, or installing locks on your bedroom or bathroom doors for privacy, the possibilities are endless.
3. Wallpaper your walls
A fail-safe way of freshening up your home is to wallpaper your walls. Every few years, your rooms need a freshen up and new wallpaper will brighten them up and cover any cracks that may have formed, bringing your wall back to its former glory. Whether you want to stick with your current colour scheme or inject a new colour into your room, wallpapering can be great fun. Be sure to choose a good adhesive paste and it will only take a few hours to transform your room.
4. Fix squeaky doors
If your doors are squeaking, then it could be a good time to fix them. Depending on the problem, you might be able to use some simple lubrication to reduce the sound of the squeak, or you may want to replace the door hinge entirely to eliminate noise from your home.
5. Build a storage unit
If you want to get busy, then building your own storage unit is a great way to improve your home. For example, you could build a new corner unit that is tailor-made for your living room, or you might decide on crafting some dividers for your drawer to maximise on space and organisation. There are thousands of ways to customise your home and offer storage space, so get creative!
6. Paint your fence
When working on home improvement projects, don’t abandon your garden! On a warm day, painting your fence is a great way to improve your home, and it is simple to do. For maximum effect, you should choose high-quality paints, like the ones available at B&Q.
7. Energy-efficient light bulbs
Replacing your lighting with energy-efficient alternatives is a great home improvement technique. With 25% of your home energy bill attributable to lighting, investing in energy light bulbs could save you money in the long term, and help the planet while you’re at it.
8. Invest in house plants
House plants can transform the look of a room, and they are great for your health, by cleaning the air and helping to prevent illness. Kitchens and home offices are the ideal locations for house plants, but bathrooms, bedrooms and living rooms can benefit from some greenery, too!
9. Organise your wardrobe
Organisation is key to a happy home, and there is no better place to start than with your wardrobe. Throw out any unwanted clothes, sort your shirts by colour and line up your shoes to make choosing the perfect outfit a breeze.
10. Stain your floorboards
Instead of choosing a carpet or a laminate floor, why not strip back to your floorboards and use a quality varnish or stain? Getting your floor professionally treated can be expensive, but it’s easy to do yourself on a budget with the right products.
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