Top five home improvement projects ideal for autumn

Could it be time to consider a conservatory?

Could it be time to consider a conservatory? - Credit: Archant

As the kids go back to school, September is the time for home improvements - according to a home improvements firm.

Anglian Home Improvements have put together their top five projects to help keep homeowners busy now that the holiday season is over.

1. Make an entrance – replacing a front door is a quick and effective way to boost the overall feel of your home and make a great first impression.

2. Live a life in colour – exciting new catwalk colours are trending and you can dramatically change a room with a simple coat of paint.

3. Get cosy – autumn is the perfect time to think about upgrading your heating system, replacing old windows with energy efficient double or triple-glazed ones or considering decorative glass, which can be designed as you want.

4. Get crafty with upcycling – give old furniture a new lease of life and take inspiration from Pinterest, get expert advice and information online or visit a local DIY store.

5. Make more room – adding a conservatory or extension can provide an easier solution than moving house to those who lack space for their growing fanily.

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Mark Ottaway, managing director - London North and East Anglia for Anglian Home Improvements, said: “With beaches and barbecues becoming distant memories, the seasons noticeably change and the reassurance of routine returns to family life with the start of a new school term.

“September is the month that mental lists and plans formulated on sun loungers start to become reality. Whether looking to make a property more attractive to buyers, taking inspiration from autumn/winter trends or tailoring the home in preparation for the countdown to Christmas, now is the time people tend to spur into action.”

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