The yearly initiative is the brainchild of the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) and is somewhat instigated by the fact that 56% of UK residents admit that they don’t love their home.
If that’s also how you feel about yours, you should take on the challenge, and you could even win a prize for doing so, as you will discover on the National Home Improvement Month website.
Do you have one home improvement task you can tackle in mind? If not, we can have some ideas up our sleeve:
Refresh your kitchen cupboards
Your kitchen isn’t just reserved for the weekly Sunday lunch. Kitchens are now far more diverse than that, used as a place for homeschooling, WFH and generally unwinding.
If you’re forever in your kitchen, it might be worth remodelling it somehow, without the need for a full transformation.
How about targeting those old kitchen cupboards? Give them a good sanding down if they’re made from wood, before splashing on a fresh coat of paint, or just reface them and replace any rickety hardware (handles, pulls, door knobs). They will then look as good as new.
Put up some removable wallpaper
This isn’t a joke. Removable wallpaper does actually exist and is one of the best shortcuts to changing the look of a room.
It comes in multiple colours and patterns (art deco, floral, geometric), and as soon as you grow bored of it, you can just peel it off, without it causing damage to your walls, and try a different removable wallpaper.
You will have a much easier time lining up the paper on all four walls than traditional wallpaper.
Improve the appearance of your front entrance
What gets said about your home will often be determined by the condition of your front door and front garden. They should both make the house look inviting.
A new front door is a must if your current door is exhibiting signs of wear and tear, and add a wreath to it to draw attention to your new-look entrance.
Keeping on top of garden maintenance is also essential and a few colourful plants won’t do it any harm. There’s an Alan Titchmarsh in everyone, even the total gardening novice.
You can always get Balhousie involved to #MakeOneChange if you could do with some outside help. We’d be happy to quote you for whatever product you’re interested in here.
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