April is known as home improvement month, because it is a time of year when many people start jobs to spruce up their home. Research indicates that in Britain one in three households spend £2,000 a year on home improvements. However, 43% of jobs are left unfinished because people lose interest or give up because the job was too large or difficult, but a DIY job does not have to be a big project to make a difference.
Here are some suggestions of smaller projects for those who are less confident about their DIY skills that can really enhance your home:-
- Create an illusion of space in a narrow hallway by painting the end wall a darker shade than the side walls.
- Update the kitchen or bathroom by changing the taps.
- Paint the front door to make a great first impression.
- Update old furniture by painting it or put on new handles.
- Spring clean the lamp shades and windows, inside and outside, to improve the quality of the light in your home.
- Create a new look by adding new soft furnishing e.g. new cushion covers, throws and table runners.
- Add new plants for extra colour and interest.
- Make a herb garden for the kitchen.
- Get creative using cheap materials like crates and pallets to make bookshelves or a coffee table.
- Give the tops of tables and dressers a quick makeover by adding a decorative liner.
We all tend of have more stuff than space, so a useful project for April could be to sort out the garage, loft and the cupboard under the stairs to get rid of all those items we no longer want, need or use.
If, after the sort out, there are somethings you simply cannot bring yourself to throw out but haven’t the space to keep them in your home why not consider hiring a self-storage unit.
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