Feeling hands-on at home? Top DIY jobs to take on

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Your home is one of the biggest investments that you will make in your life and also one of the most important. From moving in with your partner at first to raising a family in it, it will always hold a special place in your affections. Home is where you relax after a hard day at work, where you chill out at the weekends, and where you can find sanctuary from what is happening outside its four walls.

If you have lived in your house for a while though, it can sometimes feel a little tired or run down. Although revamping your interior design can help lots here, you should also consider completing any simple home improvement jobs that are needed. While you should not attempt anything that you are not comfortable with or qualified for, there are many easy DIY jobs you can undertake to give your home a smart new look.

If you are feeling handy and have some spare time, then the below are some great jobs to tackle.

Peeling paintwork 

Over time, you may find that the paintwork in certain sections of your home has started to fade or peel. When left unchecked, this can make the whole place look messy and untidy. Luckily, this is one DIY task that is easy to do and does not cost lots. It also gives great results, and you can get a really luxurious feel depending on what colours you choose. There are some really vibrant and amazing ones to try now, so why not go for a new look rather than repainting in the same colour? If it is more of a touch-up to one small section, then filling in with the existing colour is a quick fix.

DIY window shutters

Another top home improvement job you could take on that will wow people with its finished look is installing DIY shutters to your windows. Shutters give a classic yet stylish look to any home and can help make any property look instantly better. If you choose to go down the DIY route with them, you will get even better value for money! Don’t worry – the process is quite simple. You first measure up the size of shutter you need and then fit them in accordance with the simple instructions when delivered.

Fill in any holes  

Our homes take a lot of stick over the years, especially if you have raised a family there. This can leave walls with holes in where something has caught against it or a chair has been slammed into it. Filling these holes is one of the best home improvement tasks to take on as it will not cost much and is safe to do. You just need to plug the hole with filler, smooth it off with the relevant tool, and then wait for it to dry. If you really want to do a top job, you can even paint it afterwards so that it blends in. You would be surprised at how much smarter this will make your home look and how much little jobs like this affect its value.

Lay some wooden flooring

If your carpet has seen better days and you want to go for a more modern look, wooden flooring is a great choice. Don’t assume that you need to call an outside company in to lay it though – this is one job that you could easily handle. The key to making a good job of this is to buy quality flooring to begin with, prepare the sub-floor well, and also have the right tools ready. It is also worth simply taking your time and not rushing things when putting down the flooring. If you do all this, you can get great results but save lots of money on installation costs.

Bleed the radiators

Most homes have central heating in now, but sometimes your radiators may feel cold at the top and warm at the bottom. This is a sign that they need bleeding to release the air trapped inside them. Thankfully, this is pretty simple and quick to do. Once you have found (or bought) a bleeding key and turned your central heating off, simply turn the radiator valve to release the trapped air.

Get handy around the house

As the above shows, there are some very easy and simple home improvement jobs you could take on. They will not only keep your home and the fittings inside it in good condition but could also give it a new lease of life. Even better, doing these tasks yourself will mean that you save money on paying others to do them for you.

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