Home im­prove­ment month chal­lenge

Rutherglen Reformer - - Property -

Small Stor­age So­lu­tions

Stor­age can of­ten be a prob­lem, par­tic­u­larly if you live in a small house or flat. You have to be imag­i­na­tive when mak­ing the most out of your home. Dead space un­der­neath stairs can of­ten be a good area to be­gin; you can add shelves, shoe racks or even a desk for a mini home of­fice.

Liven Things Up

This can be a re­ally easy way to liven up a kitchen or liv­ing area. Plants and flow­ers can be a cheap way to add a splash of colour to your home. A minia­ture herb gar­den is an easy way to utilise small spa­ces in the kitchen. Chilli plants, Lemon­grass, Thyme and Oregano are all ex­tremely easy and low main­te­nance to grow. A top tip is to pur­chase plants that haven’t al­ready been grow­ing out­side.

Gar­den

Giv­ing the gar­den a good clear out is one of the best ways to im­prove your home. A re­cent study by Na­tional Gar­den­ing Gift Vouch­ers found that 72 per cent of us be­lieve that a pre­sentable gar­den adds value to a home – so it is well worth a go. A shed can now also be eas­ily to build your­self and read­ily avail­able. They are avail­able in all dif­fer­ent shapes and sizes, so no mat­ter how small your gar­den, a small shed or stor­age space can add new di­men­sions to your out­door space.

Re­viv­ing Old Fur­ni­ture

Up­dat­ing your fur­ni­ture can seem daunt­ing. It can be tempt­ing to go out and buy com­pletely new fur­ni­ture how­ever some­times it’s eas­ier to look a bit closer to home. Ren­o­vat­ing your own fur­ni­ture can be cheap and easy. An old, worn, wooden chest of draw­ers can be in­stantly im­proved with a lick of paint and some new han­dles.

Painting

There’s no bet­ter way of re­fresh­ing your home than a quick lick of paint. To give your liv­ing spa­ces a quick and clean up­date, make sure you buy a good qual­ity paint that is an ex­act (or close) match to your orig­i­nal colour, this way you avoid do­ing a fully fledged re­dec­o­rate.

Home Im­prove­ment Month aims to in­spire, ed­u­cate and em­power the UK to make the most of their homes. This April, choose a room in your home to start a Home Im­prove­ment Rev­o­lu­tion. This is your chance to fi­nally take on that project and see it through.

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