4 home improvements you might overlook

As the sun blisters the pavement and temperatures soar to thermostat-busting heights, this might seem like the perfect opportunity to laze in the garden and work up a tan. But the sun won’t last for long and, when Britain’s usual weather resumes, you’ll be trapped in your piddling house before you know it.

That’s why this is the ideal time to pick up your tools and start some much-needed home beautification.

The rest of this blog will dedicate itself to pointing out a few nooks and crannies in your house that might need improving, those aspects of your home that seemed destined to go untouched by your DIY-eye.

So lug the toolbox out of the garage, make sure your ladders aren’t too rickety and let’s get renovating!

The spare room
Just look at your spare room – laden with cardboard boxes, old DVDs, a treadmill that was used a grand total of once, and a bed that’s almost visible underneath the mountain of rubbish you’ve hoarded over the years.

This is the ideal place to start, your refurbishment ground zero, and the first step towards improving your spare room is simple – clean up a bit.

Clearing some space in your cluttered spare room will make it look brand new, as will a fresh lick of paint on the walls and some new carpeting. Do all of this and you’ll be able to upgrade your tatty old spare room to a luxury guest room.

In many ways, doors are one of the most important components of your home, providing you with much-needed privacy in a crowded household. Just imagine a life without a bathroom door – absolute barbarism.

And yet you probably don’t care for your doors as much as you should. But if any of them are looking a bit tatty, they could be due an upgrade. For our money, Oakwood Doors is one of the best places to do just that. Whether you need internal or external doors, you can receive them from Oakwood Doors within seven days – so give them a look.

Without our dear old toilet, we’d be little more than medieval peasants. But when was the last time you thought about sprucing up your toilet? Chances are it was a while ago. And what a shame, because a new version of Thomas Crapper’s invaluable invention is one of the greatest luxuries you can enjoy in your home. 

Bathroom suppliers Drench have you covered with their exemplary selection of porcelain thrones. Their product selection is a catalogue of lavatory-related wonderment, comprising everything from soft close seats and modern back-to-wall selections.

This might not be the most glamorous suggestion – but you’ll thank us when your next toilet trip is tremendous.

Light fixtures
Updating your light fixtures is an effective way to spruce up your home, whether that means exterior lighting on your driveway or some new dimmers in the bedroom.

John Lewis do an excellent line in lighting fixtures, whether you’re looking for a standard lamp or some security lighting. Give their site a look to see what’s on offer.

That’s our list! What home improvements do you have planned over the coming months? Let us know in the comments below.


  1. One of the first things we did when we moved into our current house was have all the internal door replaced. They were cheap boxwood things.
    That upgraded the house to the next level immediately!

  2. This is brilliant, especially during lockdown.