Home hacks for the bank holiday weekend

Planning to do some DIY this bank holiday weekend? Whilst we don’t recommend tackling any big construction or plumbing jobs (because they usually end in regret!), these simple home hacks should help you give your home a new lease of life.

Spruce up your kitchen

  • Replacing kitchen tiles can cost a small fortune, but re-grouting them doesn’t, and you’ll at least make them look new.
  • Make old units sparkle by fitting new taps – just be sure to turn off the water supply before you start and make sure you know your water pressure to avoid any disasters.

Freshen up your bathroom

  • Replace the toilet seat with a sleek modern design to bring your bathroom up-to-date – most old seats just need to be unscrewed and the new one will come with instructions to follow that can usually be completed in less than 30 minutes.
  • Repaint the walls with anti-mould paint – the tins may cost a couple of pounds more than regular emulsion paint but it can save you money in the long-run as you’ll avoid damp damage.

Enhance your living room

  • If your living space is small, pick up a few mirrors over the bank holiday and hang them on the walls to open up the space.
  • Fit some radiator sleeves to cover exposed metal fittings for an instant upgrade to your home – radiator sleeves are lightweight covers with a slit in the back that can be cut to size so are really easy to apply.

Give your bedroom a makeover

  • Crank up the radio, throw on some old clothes and get the whole family to paint the walls this bank holiday weekend – it’s fun, honest! If you’re selling your home soon, stick to neutral colours as they have greater appeal for buyers imagining how to put their own stamp on a property.

And don’t forget about the garden

  • Plant some flowers or fruits and vegetables this bank holiday to bring newfound life your garden this summer.
  • If you haven’t done so already, clear the gutters and drains of fallen leaves and debris to prevent blockages, floods and damp occurring when the rainy season comes around again.

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