Weekend DIY Projects to Improve Your Home

B&Q have announced that they’re reopening, you’ve got no plans this weekend and you’re spending more time in your home. This is the perfect recipe for a DIY project.

Whether you are turning your new house into a home, wanting to do some improvements or preparing your house to put it on the market to sell (in which case, check out our current developments to find your dream new Bowbridge home), a DIY project or two can work wonders.

If you don’t know where to start, here are some suggestions to give your inner interior designer some ideas.

With current government guidelines, we would obviously ask that you respect social distancing and consider whether any journeys are essential, utilising delivery services where possible.

Wallpaper a wall

Painting or papering a whole room seem like to much upheaval whilst you’re stuck at home? Why not focus on just one wall to add a feature or some colour?

Self-adhesive wallpaper is like a big sticker that’s easy to apply, remove and reuse without any wallpaper paste in sight!

Self adhesive wallpaper new home
Wayfair

Update your hardwear

A new kitchen is a big expense. You can refresh and update your current one simply by changing your handles and pulls.

Find out more about how to choose the right handles for you here.

New hardwear new homes
B&Q

Hang a medicine cabinet

All Bowbridge homes come with vanity units in bathrooms, en suites and cloakrooms as standard, but even then bathrooms can get cluttered. A medicine cabinet with hidden storage is a great way to hide all those lotions and potions.

With a stud finder and a drill you can install a medicine cabinet in less than an hour.

For ease, find a medicine cabinet that you simply mount on the wall rather than cutting away drywall to recess the cabinet.

Install a splashback

Inject some colour into your kitchen or refresh walls that may have become stained from your culinery efforts with splashbacks.

All Bowbridge homes come with hob splashbacks and upstands as standard, but a new splashback is an easy way to update your kitchen.

If the thought of grouting tiles makes you come out in a sweat, look into some easier stick-on options. Stick on tiles or vinyl spashbacks are incredibly quick, easy and mess-free to install.

Tile splashback new homes
Decoholic

We hope you’re feeling inspired but, if it’s going to take more than a bit of DIY to make you love your home again, maybe it’s time for a move. Take a look at our current developments to find a Bowbridge home that you’ll love!