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A DIY Resolution this 2014

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After spending a festive period at home, you may become more aware of those niggling DIY jobs around the home – you know the ones you said you would get sorted last January! Rather than set yourself fitness goals this January, for a New Year’s resolution that you are sure to stick to why not get your DIY hands ready and take care of all of those need-to-do jobs around the home with these DIY New Year’s Resolutions…

I will fix the heating in the home…
One DIY job that we all put off, but could actually help ensure better heat efficiency in the home is draining our radiators. If you have found over the Christmas season that your heating system has not been performing as well as it could do, check your radiators as they may need draining. It is also worth checking the performance of your home’s central heating pump as this could require a replacement if it is underperforming – saving you money in energy and ensuring better heating performance in the home.

I must improve the shower system…
Another common DIY job that many of us postpone is fixing that shower system. If your shower is more similar to a dripping tap than a powerful spray, it may be that your shower system has low water pressure. A negative head shower pump can be installed to effectively boost the flow rate of your shower, leaving it feeling similar to that of a luxury power shower – ideal for waking you up on those dark January mornings when you’re back in work!

I will take care of that mould build-up…
Have you been staring at those spots of black mould around the home all Christmas? Make sure you sort them out this January! Caused by condensation, unsightly black mould can gather around window sills and doorways. Treating the area quickly will ensure a more effective removal. The area should be sterilised first with a specialist solution, you can then paint over the area with an anti-mould paint to further prevent the risk of the mould returning.

I must redecorate…
Speaking of painting, the New Year also inspires us to give some rooms in our home a bit of a makeover. This is possibly one of the most inexpensive DIY jobs, especially if you do it right – painting rooms in a neutral colour such as magnolia will allow you to instantly update the room with colourful accents such as bright cushions or photo frames. These accents are generally quite cheap and can be easily updated whenever you fancy changing the look of the room again.

What DIY jobs have you got planned around the home this 2014?

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