DIY: 3 Easy Home Improvement Ideas for 2022
Looking to give your home a fresh, rejuvenated feel in the new year, but unsure of where to start? There are plenty of small DIY ideas and projects that can make a difference, without taking too much time and effort, or making a significant impact on your savings.
To help get the ball rolling and provide some inspiration, we’ve put together a short list of three easy home improvement ideas that you can get started with right away in 2022, without breaking the bank.
Update Your Carpet
To start with, here’s an upgrade that your feet will surely thank you for. Upgrading the tired and worn-down carpet in your main bedroom or living room area is a great way to make the space feel fresh, warm and inviting, and it doesn’t have to break the bank. Soft, deep pile carpets can be affordable to order and install yourself, particularly in a smaller bedroom area where you don’t need to order too much carpet roll to get the job done.
Unsure of the perfect carpet type and style for your chosen room? Carpet Warehouse recommend Saxony carpets for that plush, soft feel, and loop carpets for more hard-wearing and well-travelled areas of the home such as hallways and stairs. Remember – you can always order free carpet samples if wanting to give your chosen ranges a test before going ahead.
Add a Fresh Coat of Paint
While it might seem straight forward and simple, giving your chosen room (or even your entire home) a fresh lick of paint can be an easy, straightforward way of making it feel fresh and exciting. If you want to liven up a room that feels a bit drab and dreary, introducing a bold, bright colour can make it pop. If you don’t want to go too overboard, then a feature wall can be a fantastic compromise.
Struggling to visualise what your rooms will look like once they have been repainted? Why not try using one of the many different smartphone apps out there to see what your home will look like once done? Using modern apps like Dulux’s Visualizer, for instance, can help you to quickly see the finished product, and make your decision from there.
Install/Update Insulation in the Home
Looking to save money on rising energy costs this year? One quick check that you can make in your home is the insulation – particularly in attic areas where heat can easily escape. Installing insulation or upgrading it can help to keep your home warm in the winter months, saving money on heating bills, and also retaining cool air in the summer.
Alternatively, if looking to make a bigger energy change to your home, you might also consider looking into installing solar panelling in 2022. Solar panels generate electricity by converting sunlight into energy and can be installed onto the roof of your home.
Of course, depending on the amount of panels you’re looking into, you’ll want to prioritise the areas of the home that get the most sunlight throughout the day. While it might be a bit of an investment to begin with, solar panelling can save you money in the long run on energy bills, and help to make a more conscious, green upgrade to your home in the new year.