Home Improvement
A lot of us have had to spend more time at home over the past couple of years. Love it or hate it, it has given us the chance to pick up our tools and give a bit of DIY a go. Upcycling and gardening have become more popular recently, along with allowing us the time to plan larger projects such as transforming and extending our spaces. If you’re looking for ways to rejuvenate your home this year, there are architects in London that can help bring your ideas to life from the very first drawing, no matter what you’ve got planned. Or you can opt for something on a smaller scale and give it a go yourself. You can read our Top 10 Home Improvement Ideas for this year below.

Paint and decorate

Making home improvements doesn’t necessarily mean grand plans. You can change the whole feel of a room with a fresh coat of paint. There are no rules when it comes to decorating your space. If there is a specific colour or fancy wallpaper you would love to make work in your home, now is the time to give it a go!

Add double glazing

With energy prices soaring, it could be a good idea to invest in some double-glazed windows if you haven’t already. This can help when it comes to keeping the heat in and the condensation at bay. It is also great for limiting noise from outside.

Convert a space

With more of us working remotely, maybe a home office would come in handy? Converting a room such as a spare bedroom or even a garage can help you to utliise the space in your house, you could remove internal walls or go all out and add to your home by extending, introducing a whole new element to your property.

Add more light

You can brighten up any room by flooding it with natural light. You could add skylights which look great in kitchens and bathrooms and can help with heating a room too when it’s sunny. If you’re not looking to add windows, go simple and add some lamps or a chandelier. You could also choose more energy-efficient bulbs.

Modernise the kitchen

We spend a lot of time in our kitchens so it’s important that we make it an enjoyable place to be. you could replace your kitchen countertops to help update it or repaint the cabinets and cupboard doors to give it a more modern feel.

Feature walls

Feature walls are a fun way to experiment without too much commitment. Wood panelling is becoming more popular and can be an affordable way to add a modern feature to your home or you could go bold with a mural wall with clashing colours and patterns for the wow factor.

Spa-like bathrooms

Bathrooms are a place for self-care, and you deserve to feel like you’re relaxing in your very own haven. Waterfall showers can update your bathroom and give it that spa-like feeling. Adding a heated towel rail can not only fluff your towels but help to create a warm welcome when you need it most.

Underfloor heating

Adding underfloor heating is an effective way to heat your home evenly throughout. Out of sight and out of mind, heaters don’t have to take up wall space and by choosing underfloor heating, you can save space and avoid boring looking radiators.

Period features

Adding to or reintroducing period features are another great idea for home improvement this year. Take advantage of that old fireplace and restore it or paint it, making it the centre piece of the room. Adding cornices are a real throwback but can add to the overall design of a room and help to add extra elegance.


In the summer, having an outdoor space is essential, and home improvements aren’t necessarily confined to indoors. Spruce up your patio, add some colour with an array of flowers and foliage, add ornaments or water features. Make your garden your very own this spring/summer.