20 easy DIY projects for a bank holiday weekend

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Easy DIY projects can make an impact when you've got a long weekend ahead (Image credit: B&Q)

Even if you're nearly at the end of your build, extension or renovation project there are always DIY jobs to tick off your list. The same can be said even if you think you're fully finished. A tweak here, a repair there and a quick burst of creativity can still make a difference.

And with around 68% of buyers stating that kerb appeal matters when it comes to purchasing a property, even if you aren't selling anytime soon, a well maintained home will still help to improve the reputation of the housing stock in your area - something that will benefit you if you ever decide to head to Plotfinder in the quest for a new project.

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Kristian Goodenough

Kristian Goodenough, co-founder of The Bespoke Sign House , brings years of expertise offering unique insights into property renovations especially with outdoor improvements and kerb appeal. His experience in crafting signage for residences has given him a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of how visual elements on the exterior of a home can significantly impact value and overall appeal.

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Teresa Conway

Teresa was part of a team that launched Easy Gardens in 2018 and worked as the Editor on this magazine. She has extensive experience writing and editing content on gardens and landscaping on brands such as Homes & Gardens, Country Homes & Interiors and Living Etc magazine. She has developed close working relationships with top landscape architects and leading industry experts, and has been exposed to an array of rich content and expertise.

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Andy Simms

Skilled in a number of trades and with almost a decade of experience in property construction, Andy has a wealth of experience, advice and tips for maintaining your home.

Sarah Harley
Assistant Editor

Sarah is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Assistant Editor and joined the team in 2024. An established homes and interiors writer, Sarah has renovated and extended a number of properties, including a listing building and renovation project that featured on Grand Designs. Although she said she would never buy a listed property again, she has recently purchased a Grade II listed apartment. As it had already been professionally renovated, she has instead set her sights on tackling some changes to improve the building’s energy efficiency, as well as adding some personal touches to the interior.