Top DIY tips for the Spring bank holiday

News at Townends | 21/04/2017

Top DIY tips for the Spring bank holiday

The Spring Bank Holiday is a prime time to put in some elbow grease and get out the paint whilst the weather is nice. Doing a few little home improvement can do wonders for the resale value of your home, but only if it’s done right.


If you’re thinking of selling your home a mini face-lift could reduce the length of time it takes to find a buyer and boost the resale value of your home.

Here are some of our toptips for home improvements over the bank holiday: –

Curb appeal – Think about what viewers will see when they first arrive at your property. If you have a fence, give it a new coat of varnish, cut the lawn and clear away any obstructions to paths and driveways.

Keep it clean – Sometimes all a home needs is a deep clean throughout and a serious amount of de-cluttering. Make sure your every room is clutter free, especially the hallway. Put umbrellas and coats away, and stash any muddy boots away from the front door.

Kitchens are the heart of the home – If you can do only one room, focus on the kitchen. Buyers tend to ask for money off if they have to renovate the kitchen. The key is to buy a good quality worktop, then maybe add some stylish taps to finish the look. Or, it might just be a case of replacing the cupboard doors and handles and fitting them yourself, remember you don’t have to spend a fortune to improve the overall look of a room.

Bathroom beautiful – A good bathroom also adds value and it’s a big plus if you can put in at least one ensuite. Walk-in showers and wet-rooms are increasingly popular.  If you can’t update the bathroom, make it sparkle by replacing old grouting and silicone sealer and de-scaling any shower screens.

Keep it neutral – From hallways to bedrooms, look at what could do with a fresh lick of paint. Keep the colours neutral and bright throughout improving the illusion of size and space.

Gardens need love too – Don’t forget the back garden is important too. Hire or borrow a pressure washer to make the patio shine after the winter weather and consider de-weeding the flower beds or painting the shed.

Finishing touches – adding a few homely touches such as candles, a few new scatter cushions, and some fresh flowers can really help potential buyers see how a house can be home.

Make sure the cost of any work is proportionate to your home’s value. Don’t spend tens of thousands of pounds adding a lavish kitchen/diner to an otherwise modest home. Consider what you would look for in a home and make a list of the things you could easily improve in your own.

Planning some bigger home improvements this coming bank holiday? Our highly skilled property maintenance and refurbishment team are on hand to help with everything from painting and decorating to plumbing and kitchen fitting. Contact INEX Property Solutions today to find out how they can help you.