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5 Essential Projects For Your Family Home

I think when you have little ones and a home to keep, it can be such a huge strain on your finances. So when it comes to home improvements, I find that tackling one job at a time can prevent your money being swallowed up in one go.  A lot of the projects can not only improve the state of your home, but can save you some money in the long run too!

Here are 5 Essential Projects for your home


Improving Efficiency

A new boiler. We have an oil fired boiler and saved immensely on our fuel bills when we got rid of the old one and updated with a newer model. Benefiting especially at this time of year when the temperature really drops.

Getting your roof and wall cavities insulated. I think there are various companies/trusts that will fit for free if your home qualifies. You may be eligible if you claim a certain benefit or your income is below £16,000. It might pay to give the Energy Saving Trust a ring for more info.


Securing Your Property

A decent set of windows and doors is right up there on my list. Not only do I want the exterior to look smart, I want piece of mind that my kids are safe and that the house is secure when we are away. Quickslide ticks off all of those needs. With so many designs and colours, I know I am going to get exactly what I am looking for.

And for maximum space and light you could install Bi-fold doors.


A Lick Of Paint

It’s surprising how a little paint can really spruce up the home and it doesn’t cost the earth to do so.


Free Up Those Sockets

If like us, then your sideboards are filled up with the kids ipods, kindles, ipads and anything else that needs charging! If this sounds familiar then you would probably benefit from a USB Wall Socket. Absolutely genius!


Make More Room

Lacking space in the home? Then perhaps a conservatory will do the trick. It could be used as an extra room to chill out and enjoy the garden in, a toy room perhaps to home all of those toys taking over your house, or even a dining area. Not only will you gain so much more space, it will let so much more light in too.


So there you have it! 5 ways to improve your home.

Do you have any projects planned for your home?

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  1. Rhian Westbury

    February 7, 2017 at 10:11 am

    A USB wall socket would be so useful, definitely something I’d like to look into at some point. It helps that my other half is an electrician so he’d be able to do it for me x
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  2. Newcastle Family Life

    February 7, 2017 at 10:49 am

    These are great tips, we have recently moved to a much bigger home and we have so much work to do. Luckily the house we moved to has just had a new combi boiler fitted and composit doors. We still need to redecorate the kids rooms and all of downstairs though xx
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  3. Lyndsey O'Halloran

    February 7, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    Painting a couple of rooms in my house would make a massive difference
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  4. Fashion and Style Police

    February 8, 2017 at 7:41 am

    Yes we would like to decorate the kids room and home office. Should get started soon.

  5. Evelina

    February 8, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Great ideas! Painting is such an easy task but can really make a huge difference.

  6. clairejustine

    February 8, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Some great ideas here. I love the bi fold doors. I would love some more light into our house 🙂
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  7. Ana De- Jesus

    February 8, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    A lick of paint really does do wonders and if I had it my way then I would paint my walls in a nice shade of pastel pink!
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  8. jolene cox

    February 8, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    totally agree with you recommendations here , we have just invested in a security front door, money well spent

  9. Debbie

    February 9, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Hi Jayne, a lick of paint works wonders for making a home look nice and fresh and is something we keep meaning to do in the main part of the house! Soon, soon… I have never heard of a USB wall socket. I will be looking into one of those that’s for sure.

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  10. Esther

    February 10, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    I love creating space and additional rooms are one of the best investments you can make to your home. The USB Wall Socket. is a brilliant idea.
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  11. Painter Oliver

    March 2, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Such a great post. I’ve planned to have a tree house with a cool garden. Can;t wait to have it!
    Love the conservatories. Would try this soon. Thanks for sharing!


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