Home improvement month challenge
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.
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.
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.