Top DIYs in a day - home and garden improvements

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We start off with big plans and great intentions but then naturally, our enthusiasm wanes and come Monday morning, we've only managed to paint half the wall or tile one panel of the shower.  Instead of taking on the world, let's start small and then on Sunday evening, you can sit back, relax. Job done. 
Lisa Patton, Home and Gardens

Paint the garden fence
fence paint

Price £13.78 a litre
There’s a wide range of beautiful shades now available to decorate and weather-protect fences, sheds and garden furniture. These have been specially formulated to complement the natural colours in the garden and allow the texture of the wood grain to show through.


Price £47.99
Does your hedge need a haircut? This lightweight cordless trimmer from Homebase has dual action, precision diamond ground blades and a dual safety switch for extra safety.


Price £69.99
This mini timber growhouse from Homebase is perfect for small gardens and easy to assemble too. It’s ideal to grow seeds and young plants while protecting them from the cold.


Price £23.97
Create a feature wall with this on trend geometric wallpaper by Hemingway Design. Both the subtle green colour and intricate diamond pattern create a beautiful 1930s Deco vibe which would work well in living and dining areas.

garden storage

Price £129.99
Whether it’s tools, toys, bikes or bins, add some outside storage to help keep garden tidy. This Keter storage unit is lockable, easy to assemble and keeps the contents dry and ventilated.

teak oil

Price £12.99
After a long winter, garden furniture needs a bit of TLC. Teak oil will help to restore wooden furniture to its former glory and protect it for the summer.

concealed shelf

Price £11.50
These concealed shelves from Umbra make it look like your books are suspended in mid-air! They’re great fun for halls, studies and offices and really easy to put up.   

pressure washer

Price £49.99
Give your patio and flagstones a new lease of life with this Karcher pressure washer from Homebase.  

window film

Price £14.99 (100cm x 90cm)
Applying window film is quick and easy and can be used decoratively or for privacy – say on bathroom windows or where you’re overlooked from the road.
There are lots of traditional and contemporary designs to choose from that can be applied to windows or glass doors.

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