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Home Improvements for Mum

Other than the obvious, flowers or chocolates, it can be hard to come up with a gift for Mother’s Day. Instead of gifting something that isn’t likely to last a week, why not give her something that she really wants, that she could still be enjoying come next Mother’s Day? Of course we’re talking about home improvements, but, sometimes it’s the little things that make all the difference, therefore, we’re not talking two-story extensions or saunas…

Mother’s Day Home Improvements

1. Hanging baskets, the original ‘vertical’ gardening

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Isotoma ‘Blue’ hanging basket by The City Planter

Hanging baskets conjure connotations of pub gardens, they’re not exactly a la mode, but, we think it’s high time they made a come back! ‘Vertical gardening’ is not a new trend, city gardening fans should take note of the humble hanging basket.

For a modern twist fill the basket with a single variety of dense flowers with bushy foliage, those with a trailing or semi-trailing habit tend to work best. If you’re not green fingered but you want to surprise you mum with some flowers that will last all spring, hanging baskets are your answer. For a helping hand to spruce up her garden post your gardening job on to find a gardener!

2. A warm welcome, a coat of paint and accessories

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Welcome your mum home to a newly painted front door. Exterior wood work should be painted every 10 years to keep it in good condition and protected from the elements. The winter months are when woodwork takes the most punishment; freezing and defrosting on a regular basis, wind and rain all damage woodwork. With the worst of the weather behind us, spring is the perfect time to repair and tidy up exterior wood, and what better place to start than with the door that greets her every day?

Door furniture from Shop 4 Handles

If the door furniture is past its best and a quick polish wont bring it back to life, invest in some new fixtures which are in keeping with the style of the house. Replacing with good quality door furniture will generally costs less than £150 for the full works including labour.

3. Top it off with new kitchen worktops or cabinets

You don’t need to go all out and buy a whole new kitchen suite, by replacing the work top, cabinet doors or simply the door knobs she’ll think she’s in a whole new kitchen, but for a fraction of the price.

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Door handles from Lark and Larks

Replacing doors or worktops in easier than ever, their are numerous companies, like The Budget Kitchen and Bedroom Door Company, who specialise in made to measure kitchen cabinet doors and worktops at budget prices. We have 1000’s of kitchen specialists who will be able to give your kitchen an instant make over and on a budget!

We have 1000’s of tradesmen covering 24 different trades all over the UK; to find a quality local tradesman in your local area, post your home improvement job on and we’ll put you in contact with up to three tradesmen. Each tradesman will provide you with a quote for the work and you can read their online ratings to help select the right tradesman for your job. Happy Mother’s Day!

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