30 Mar Are you ready for National Home Improvement Month?
Once a year, in April, we’re all challenged to think about how we might improve our own homes, what we could do to make our place just that little bit more special. National Home Improvement Month is, of course, a thinly disguised commercial exercise, designed to make us spend more money in local DIY stores, but it is so much more than that. It serves an important function: to make us all think just that little bit harder about the small things we can do and the big things we’d love to change, to make us proud of the place we call home.
BHETA (the British Home Enhancement Trade Association) spends a small fortune on marketing and advertising across a multitude of media to tell the nation that they should be taking note and taking part, encouraging people to do a little DIY and to post stories, videos and pictures on social media of the fruits of their labour.
It’s a great opportunity for you to do that job around the house that you’ve been meaning to do for ages and just haven’t had the motivation to get started. Use National Home Improvement Month to action your promises to yourself (and your partner) – paint the spare room, sand down those wardrobes, lay the decking or retile the bathroom, then show everyone what you’ve done.
If you’re a DIY master then share tips online, and if you’re a DIY novice use this as an opportunity to do something small (and safe) to give yourself a taste of what you could be capable of. And if you muck up, no worries, there’s always a professional nearby who can help you put it right.
Home improvements and DIY can be incredibly satisfying – take it from someone who knows – so get started and show off your work this April.
If you have the will, but aren’t confident about a skill, this National Home Improvement Month, there’s always a professional local to you who could help out. Builders, carpenters, decorators, tilers, plumbers and flooring specialists, curtain and blind specialists (even those funky remote electric ones), roofers and landscape architects. And, if you’re feeling even more ambitious, extension and loft conversion experts.