I’m definitely not naturally talented when it comes to DIY. Even with a painter decorator Dad and a partner who’s a jack of all trades doesn’t seem to help. We aim to show you how to save money on home improvements – and even make money!
If you’re anything like me, this is where DIY guides such as this one from Homebase come in handy. I have no idea how to lay those new tiles or hang a door, but with simple how-to guides and a few more DIY money saving tips from Moneywise, even I can master at least some of the jobs that need doing around the house by myself.
Doing it yourself is often the cheapest way of getting the job done. Understandably, most traders charge for time spent, plus any materials and equipment that are required.
Jobs that will save you money
A great way to save money is to not only do the jobs that will make your house look more aesthetically pleasing, also get started on the jobs that will save you money in the long run.
Whether you’re keeping the draughts out or keeping your water hot, British Gas have lots of DIY energy saving tips.
Picking the right traders
Even with DIY guides, there are some jobs that I will not attempt myself. Others are not safe to do yourself like gas or electricity jobs.
If you do need to get the experts in, make sure you pick the right traders. Not only is this the safest option for your family but you will also save yourself money in the future on repairs on badly completed jobs.
Jobs that will add value
Looking to move home? Why not make sure you can get the most money for your house by undertaking a few jobs around the house that will add value to your property from tiles in the kitchen to a new front door. Houselogic have a few tips on jobs that will add value to your property.
Affording to make home improvements
Whether you’re rolling your sleeves up and doing it yourself, or calling the experts in, all these jobs still come with a cost. Using your savings for home improvements is a great way to afford those jobs.
Perhaps you’re looking to start saving for that new kitchen but don’t know where to start? Read our blog post about how to start your savings habit.
There are however times when emergency or unexpected jobs are too costly for an average families savings. If this sounds like you, then check out our loans of £250 – £10,000 to help towards your home improvements.