As the days begin to get slightly longer and the temperatures a little warmer, it’s the perfect time of year to think about making those much needed home improvements. Whether it’s a simple fresh lick of paint to all the bedrooms, or a long awaited building project you’ve been contemplating for years. For many, Spring marks the beginning of a fresh new start with exciting times ahead, especially when it comes to changes within the home.

It may be that the extent of your planned home improvements go only as far as painting your sitting room and purchasing a new bedroom wardrobe from Ikea. But that’s OK. Any face-lift to your home, no matter how big or small, is a good improvement. And don’t be ashamed if building their so-called ‘easy’ flat pack ends up driving you up the wall and you resort to using Ikea furniture assembly service. Anything for an easy life we say!

If you’re considering tackling a larger project this spring, such as a kitchen replacement, do your homework first. Be sure to sort advice and obtain quotes from a number of companies. It’s worth putting in the leg work early on to ensure you’re getting the best possible deal for the right price. Talk to your friends to find out who they used for their home improvements. Read reviews online about the products and company you’re considering using. This is a great way to get truthful feedback and honest opinions from those who have already been there and done it.

Top 10 home improvements carried out in the last 3 years

  • Fitted a new bathroom (most popular)
  • Installed a new kitchen
  • Fitted a new boiler or central heating system
  • A garden makeover
  • Built an extension
  • Knocked through rooms
  • Fitted solar panels
  • An attic conversion
  • Added an extra bedroom
  • A cellar conversion (least popular)

Which improvement will you be embarking on this spring?

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