Home improvements

Top tips for a stress-free building project

From finding a builder to writing a contract and knowing what to do if things go wrong, we lay the foundations for a hassle-free renovation

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Top 10 worst home renovations that turn off buyers revealed - including carpeted bathrooms and artex ceilings

If you are thinking of making some home improvements to your property, whatever you do don’t even think of adding woodchip wallpaper or a carpeted bathroom. Mirrored ceilings are also a definite no-no.

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A quarter of new homeowners overspend on improvements by £7,500 a year

Almost a quarter (23%) of homebuyers go over budget when renovating or decorating their new property, spending almost £7,500 more than they had planned, new research has revealed.

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Home buyers want warmth, security and fast broadband

Homeowners trying to sell their property should check that their home is warm and secure and, ideally, should have a garden and a reliable broadband connection.

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More than a quarter of readers spend over £1,500 a year on home improvements

Whether it’s sprucing up the bathroom or getting the decorators in, spring is a time to get those jobs done around the house – but home improvements can cost more money than you might think. 

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One in 10 Brits improve rather than move

Almost a quarter (73%) of homeowners have made improvements to their properties over the past five years, spending on average £375 a year, according to a new poll.

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