Research conducted by Yale Retail UK suggests that in the UK we spend an average of nine hours per day at home (that’s 37.5% of your life!). However, research suggests that this number has increased by up to eight hours since the start of the recent pandemic. So, why not get the most out of your living space by making a few home improvements?
Home improvements could include changing the colour scheme in your living room to something fresher and brighter, restoring or upcycling an old piece of furniture, or fixing that leaky tap in the bathroom.
When we make improvements to our homes and/or gardens, we tend to enjoy them much more, and often feel a sense of pride over what we’ve achieved – especially if we’ve learnt some new skills in the process. It can also help to boost the value of your property, which could be useful if you’re thinking about selling at some point in the future.
If you’re on a budget, then check out our article 10 affordable ways to improve your living space, which includes tips on how to update your bathroom and spruce up your garden without breaking the bank.
We also have a wide range of interior design courses available through our site which cover everything from how to put different colour schemes together, to how to create a space plan.
You can visit DIY and home improvement stores such as B&Q or Homebase either in-store or online to get everything you need to get started on your projects.