Beautifying Your Home For Spring

We all know that Spring is a great time to get your home looking good and in better order – but what is often less obvious is how to actually make that happen. As it turns out, there are a number of things you can consider doing if you want to make sure that your home looks its absolute best in time for the Spring, and that is what we are going to look at today.

Many of these are pretty easy to do, and yet they will produce the kind of effect which is immediately captivating, long-lasting and effortless.

Consider the following if you are ready for your home to look the part for the warmer months to come.

Beautifying Your Home For Spring

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Do Home Improvements add Value to your Home, and to what Cost?

With Spring around the corner, it’s that time of year when you start thinking about home improvements. I have already been chatting to my husband about improvements we could make this year. I have always wondered, do they home improvements add value to your home? If so how much would they add? When we moved house last Summer, I spent ages tidying and cleaning up our old house ready for sale. Weekends were spent deweeding and decluttering the garden, but did it add value to our home? If I’m being honest no, but then it was only surface work and what you can see we carried out.

Did you know that data from the Office for National Statistics has predicted that those in the UK collectively spend almost £30 billion on home improvements annually? That works out at £43 million each week.

If you are looking to significantly add value to your house then maybe you need to check out these ideas. DM Design, a bespoke bedroom specialist, has carried out research to discover how much home improvements can add to your home’s value:

Fitting a new Kitchen

Everyone loves a kitchen, it is the focal point of a home. If you take Phil Spencer’s advice from Location, Location, Location he says that a new kitchen will typically add 4.6 percent onto the overall value of a home. He also points out that the kitchen must match the value of the home. For example it’s no good adding an expensive £25k kitchen to a house that’s only worth £175k.

How home improvements add value to your home

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DIY – Time To Get Your Hands Dirty!

For a lot of people, the idea of being able to get down and dirty with some kind of DIY job is one of the most exciting things in the world. For others, it’s the source of some serious anxiety. After all, not everyone has the skills or the resources to start doing some serious DIY. Or do they? Well, the truth is that just about anyone can learn how to build and repair plenty of things around the house, it’s just a matter of getting stuck in and understanding what you’re doing. Of course, that’s a lot easier said than done.

With that in mind, here are just a few things that you can do to make any DIY job just that little bit less intimidating and finally start getting your hands dirty!

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The Perfect Father’s Day Gift

Father’s Day is coming up, so I’m sure you are all out hunting for that little perfect gift. If you have dad’s that are anything like my dad they don’t want a lot, but they appreciate what little gift you do get them. So here is the perfect gift – A Sugru Starter Kit
When I was given a Sugru Starter Kit from Sugru to review I knew this would be the perfect Father’s Day Gift for those DIY home hacks.
The Starter Kit includes:
  • 5 single use packs of Sugru in 5 different colours.
  • A great little storage tin.
  • A little booklet full of project ideas and how-to guides.

 

Sugru Starter Kit
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So What is Sugru?
 
Sugru is a moldable glue that sticks to almost anything and turns into a strong flexible rubber overnight. It is made to stick to as many materials as possible forming a strong bond to aluminium, steel, ceramics, glass, wood and other materials including some plastics and rubbers.
Invented for people looking to repair and improve stuff, it’s used by people in over 160 countries. Handy for any number of small home improvement projects, Sugru’s durable cured properties mean it’ll stay strong and securely bonded anywhere from the freezer to a hot shower, from the garden to the great outdoors.
Sugru’s name derives from the Irish word for ‘play’ and is available in 10 different colors which can be blended to make any color you like. Sugru is available at a wide range of retailers as well as online at Sugru.com.
Home Hacks Made Easy - Sugru Starter Kit
I love the cute little practical tin that comes with the starter kit. Great for keeping your Sugru pieces in.
Sugru Starter Kit - Sugru in many colours
The handy guide that comes with the kit is fab! It’s a really great quality guide with loads of hints and tips of what where and when you can use the Sugru. I especially love the way the Sugru can be used to help cables work for longer. We have been through loads of cables where the wires break inside. The Sugru just helps protect the delicate ends.
Sugru Starter Kit - help keep your iphone cables working longer
So what’s a home hack then? It’s a kind of DIY that we’ve all be doing for years without even realising it. Often referred to as fixing, tweaking, tinkering or enhancing. It’s the perfect gift for anybody who loves a good idea.
Would your dad love a gift like this?





* I received this product in exchange for an honest review.