Five ways you can improve your home over the Easter holiday weekend
Easter holiday weekend is coming and sadly, the weather is not looking too brilliant. However this long weekend provides a perfect opportunity for home improvement – whether you have a house move on the cards or not.
Easter is traditionally a time for DIY, be it from decorating to landscaping or even tackling a bigger project such as getting a new bathroom.
We take a look at five such projects:
1: Spring clean
Spring has officially sprung, so what better time for a spring clean?
You can either choose to focus on one room, or work your way around the whole property.
It’s a great time to tackle some of those jobs you may have been putting off, for example cleaning out the fridge, or washing the windows.
You’ll be amazed at how much better the place looks– and it also provides the perfect opportunity to try rearranging the furniture.
2: Take to the garden
The weather on Sunday is set to be the best of the days over the long weekend, so that is the perfect day to tend to the garden.
Of course, you may need to leave some time for an Easter egg hunt, or rolling eggs down a hill in the morning, but there will be plenty of time in the afternoon to cut the grass, weed and start to get the garden looking ready for summer.
This can include planting flowers or cleaning outdoor furniture.
This is also a perfect opportunity to paint or stain any decking or wooden fences.
Don’t have the money for a new sofa or kitchen table, but the old one is looking a little bit tatty? Take the Easter holidays as a chance to upcycle!
A fresh coat of paint can make your old table and chair set look fresh, while a new throw (or if you’re feeling creative, sewing new covers) can add a whole new lease of life to a sofa.
4: Add a splash of colour
A lick of paint can totally refresh a room!
Whether your living room looks a bit dull, or your child has outgrown the design of their bedroom, Easter provides a perfect opportunity for redecoration.
Peruse the shops for your ideal paint or wallpaper and make your home your personal haven.
If it is a child’s room that needs attention, make sure they help pick out the colours and design and even get them involved with the painting if they are old enough. If they are a teenagers, you could even set a budget for items such as accessories (lampshade, curtains, etc). This will make them feel prouder of the finished product – and might even mean they will keep it a bit cleaner!
5: Clean the gutters
It’s not the most pleasant job but it has to be done – especially following such a stormy winter!
Not cleaning the gutters can lead to serious problems, since water that gets stuck in the gutters finds the path of least resistance when it tries to drain…which can often be into the walls and ceilings of your house.
Remember though – DIY also stands for Don’t Injure Yourself – make sure that you are safe, whatever tasks you undertake over the holiday weekend.