5 smart home improvement tips

1. Kitchen refit

For any generation, the kitchen is still the most important room in their home. So, even if you have no plans to sell your home any time soon, it is that one room that can provide you with the most value for money spent on it. And the best thing is you don’t have to spend a fortune. A simple paint job can do the trick of providing you with a brand-new look. And even some new handles for cabinets and drawers can inject a new lease of life. Tiling will also give an instant update.

2. Bathroom

After the kitchen, your bathroom is the next most important room to add comfort and of course, long-term value to your home. And when it comes to bathroom fixtures and fittings, it is best to keep it as simple as possible. Look to re-grout if the existing grout is a little old. Reseal around the bath, shower and sinks as these can be sources of leaks affecting other parts of your property. Keep an eye on sales at your local DIY store, you may find a new electric shower that is more energy efficient.

3. Make your home more energy efficient

With Summer approaching, this is probably an investment that most people might not notice right away. But don’t worry, a damp day is never too far away here in Ireland and taking steps to make your home better insulated and draft-free will provide you with comfort. Plus, this is the best time of year to carry out any work such as window replacements etc. And over time, a reduction in drafts and home heating bills will really pay off.

4. Garden makeover

Trees, hedging and shrubs need constant attention and if they don’t get it, they can really take over a garden and even your home. The problem with trees in many areas is property owners may have originally set them too close to their properties and now that they have grown, they not only block essential light, they can also present a hazard from falling branches and even toppling over and damaging a roof. But with any major growth, it is important to get a professional tree surgeon to carry out any major trimming.

5. Finally, keep up with small repairs

A stitch in time…you know how the saying goes! Don’t let minor issues become major repairs in a few years’ time. Attend to leaks! If you don’t, these can damage wooden floors and ceilings. Maybe even look to take an evening DIY class, it could become one of the best investments you make.

Here at St. Joseph’s Irish Airports & Aviation Credit Union, we offer members a range of exciting loan options for a variety of home improvement reasons. To find out more, visit www.aviationcu.ie.