With summer approaching lots of people will be hoping to make the most of the dry, warm weather to make some essential home improvements, both inside and out in the garden.
With the housing market still not moving very quickly and falling house prices many people are opting to improve their homes rather than paying out to move house. Although decorating and making home improvements can be expensive there are a lot of money saving vouchers now available online to help you bring the cost down.
If you want to make a drastic change- such as fitting a new kitchen it is worth searching online for a discount code or voucher before making a final decision. You can do yourself a favour by browsing online before hitting the shops as you may find that you come across some great vouchers and avoid impulse buying.
When making home improvements think about whether you actually need to but the tools or if you could be able to borrow them from a neighbour. Some high end tools can also be rented from builders merchants.
If you are a keen gardener you could save money by taking cuttings from a friend or family member of a plant in their gardens. Buying plants as seeds and growing them is also a lot cheaper than buying them ready grown.
Although it may seem tempting, don’t try to attempt plumbing or electrics yourself unless you understand exactly what you are doing. As well as being dangerous, a botched job could in fact end up costing you more in the long run.