We all know that there are some interior design trends that we’d like to see consigned to the history books and never reinstated, and a new survey has revealed which things Brits most want to get rid of when it comes to home decor.
At the top of the list, probably unsurprisingly, is woodchip wallpaper. This was named as the worst interior trend by 30 per cent of those surveyed by Terry’s Fabrics, Ideal Home reported.
Not far behind were artex ceilings or walls, with 24 per cent of the vote, and carpeted bathrooms, which 23 per cent would like to banish.
Rounding off the top five were statement walls (15 per cent) and quote decals (eight per cent).
The researchers also asked people which rooms in their homes they’d most like to change, with 39 per cent stating that they’d start in the kitchen. This was followed by the master bedroom, the dining room and the spare bedroom.
If you’re planning to carry out work on your kitchen in the new year, make sure you don’t forget to think about the door. Rockdoors in Liverpool can not only make your home more secure, but are also a stylish addition to any revamp of your interiors.
Another reason to look at your doors, and your glazing, is that this could be losing you money each year if it’s not energy efficient.
Last month, the Metro revealed that there are a number of ways in which you can make your property more energy efficient and thereby save money on your heating and electricity bills. At the top of the list is to make sure you’re on the best deal for your energy bills.
Switching providers could save you an average of 24 per cent on your heating and electricity costs, the news provider revealed.
You should also take a look around your home and see if there’s anywhere you can feel draughts coming in. Taking simple steps like using draught excluders, as well as letterbox and keyhole covers, can all make a difference.
If you can afford to upgrade your windows and doors in the new year to make them more energy efficient, it’s worth exploring to ensure you have a warmer property.
The Metro also points out that you can look into installing insulation in your home. There are different kinds of insulation available depending on whether you have solid walls or cavity walls, while even small steps such as buying a insulating jacket for your hot water tank, can make a difference.
With Christmas coming up, you may have thought that home improvements would be on hold for most of us, but in actual fact almost half of UK homeowners are planning some kind of DIY project before 25 December.
DIY Week recently shared data from an AA Financial Services survey, which found that homeowners are planning projects as varied as decorating and fitting a new kitchen before the end of the year.
What’s more, UK homeowners are set to take an average of £2,339.46 from their savings to help fund the home improvements they’re making at this time of the year.
According to Grand Designs, replacing worktops is also a great way to make a big difference in the kitchen. Teaming a more expensive worktop with more affordable cabinets is the best way to go, and you can always re-work cabinetry later on.
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