As we’ve highlighted in some of our other posts on the Bi Fold Doors UK blog page, home renos are a favourite past time for those of us in the UK. With our lovely, ambient winters, why wouldn’t we want to be building something?! GoCompare Home Insurance runs a survey of homeowners, and one of the things we enjoy looking at is their Top 10 list of DIY Home Renovation projects. So we thought we’d share the results…
10. Improved insulation
13 in every 100 homeowners to undertake a DIY project in the last year upgraded their existing insulation. With electricity bills ever rising, it’s surely to be expected. Luckily, our BiFold Doors come with high-tech insulation!
9. Exterior redecoration
This is a pretty common item to see in DIY lists – a lick of paint or a wall garden on the outside of a home can change it from drab to dynamic. The great thing about BiFold Doors is that, well, you can then enjoy that dynamism!
8. New shed or garden building
One thing that has been growing over the past few years is our desire to experience the outdoors more often. A big part of that is getting out into your yard and watching the birds fly around. Another great idea is to enjoy those sights from the comfort of your armchair, whilst looking through your beautiful new aluminium Bifold Doors.
7. New windows/double glazing
Now we’re talking. People appreciating the importance of nice, big, clear windows to admire the garden through. But whilst this might go okay, we don’t recommend installing BiFold products on your own. Get someone experienced in to do it for you.
6. New boiler or central heating
1 in 4 homeowners to under take a DIY project installed a new boiler or upgraded to central heating (that’s a whopping 25%). That’s a big amount of boilers getting fitted, by local companies like Evans Heating. We guess people are getting ready to sit inside and watch winter unfold through their lovely new folding doors!
5. New kitchen
A lot of people renovated their existing kitchen to make it look a bit more swanky. Or perhaps it was just to make it more user-friendly for all the cooking their doing. We expect this was a result of all the entertaining homeowners are undertaking following the installation of their…. you guessed it!
4. Garden makeover
See number 8!
3. New bathroom
Whilst we all love a new bathroom, there is something we should say about this. It’s all well and good to want that rainforest shower-head and the trendy, polished concrete basin with those lovely antique brass taps. However, we don’t recommend installing folding doors in here. It’s just the sort of place you need some privacy.
2. New flooring
Flooring is something that we feel has long been overlooked in home renovation projects. Carpet and lino are great, but there’s something really satisfying about watching those floorboard make their way seamlessly into your bifold doors at the end.
1. Interior redecoration
Now the winner: interior redesign! 50% of people to undertake a DIY included this on their project list in the past 12 months, which shows a real sense of ‘home is where the heart is’. Whilst we’ve been a bit tongue in cheek about our connection to the above renos, we’d love to hear about how your redesigning the inside of your homes! Leave a comment underneath.