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    New year, new DIY project

    Published on 10 May 2019, Friday, 5:03 AM

    As we prepare to wave goodbye to 2013 and ring in a brand new year, it's no surprise that for many of us, thoughts are turning to what we would like to accomplish in 2014.

    Home renovation projects are always popular at this time of the year - January represents new beginnings, and the lovely summer weather means that it is the perfect opportunity to carry out a bit of work.

    Upgrade your bathroom

    It doesn't take a lot of work to transform one of the most functional rooms in your house to one of the most fabulous!

    Renovating the bathroom can be as easy or as challenging as you like, depending on the size and scope of the repairs you would like to carry out. Simple jobs, like replacing grout or tiles, or repainting the wall, can usually be carried out on your own - you can always hire additional equipment if you need it.

    It's worth bearing in mind that major repairs - such as moving a sink or bathtub to a different location in the room - may require the services of a plumber, so make sure you ask questions and do your research before you begin your project.

    Give your kitchen some love

    Along with the bathroom, the kitchen is one of the most frequently-used rooms in a family home.

    A quick renovation will make this a room you love to spend time in, and could also boost the value of your home if you decide to sell your property later down the track.

    A bright coat of paint can freshen the whole room up - with the right tools and a bit of careful preparation, you'll find DIY painting to be a relatively straightforward task.

    Alternatively, you might want to change out your existing flooring for linoleum or tiles that are easy to care for - or you may prefer to replace your cupboards.

    The important thing to remember with both kitchens and bathrooms is that when it comes to renovations, little changes can lead to big results. You'll be surprised at how great your space can look after a quick summer project - and you will be able to enjoy your updated rooms for years to come.

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.