Back to School Signals Start of Autumn Home Improvement Season

8th September 2016

As Brits return from their summer holidays and suitcases are packed away, focus traditionally shifts to getting the home winter-ready. This year is no different, with September shaping up to be a peak month for home improvement.

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Melanie McDonald, Head of PR and Internal Communications, for Anglian Home Improvements, said: “September has become a key time in the year for the house proud homeowners. With beaches and barbecues becoming distant memories, the seasons noticeably change and the reassurance of routine returns to family life with the start of a new school term.

“September is the month that mental lists and plans formulated on sun loungers start to become reality. Not only is this seen with the increase of properties going onto the market at this time of the year, there is also a surge in people undertaking home improvement projects. Whether looking to make a property more attractive to buyers, taking inspiration from the very latest autumn/winter trends, or tailoring the home in preparation for the countdown to Christmas, now is the time people tend to spur into action.

“Anglian Home Improvements has 50 years’ experience of helping homeowners tailor their homes, and we see day-in and day-out how making changes to the home can make a real difference to quality of life. We have compiled our top five home improvement projects for September to give homeowners some ideas on how they can tailor their living space to make it even more inviting this autumn.”

1. Make an Entrance

What better way to add kerb appeal to your property and make a great first impression than by improving the entrance to your home?

Replacing a front door is a quick and highly effective way of updating the exterior of your property and you can make a real style statement.

Whether you opt for low maintenance, high security uPVC; super sturdy wood; sleek modern aluminium; or ultra-durable and energy efficient glass reinforced polyester (GRP), today’s homeowner can choose from a range of colours and designs to suit the look you want to achieve. So what should you look for? A door that is made to measure for you, and credentials such as high performance security, durability and energy efficiency.

2. Live a Life in Colour

The trend-led world of interiors sees the introduction of an exciting new range of catwalk-inspired colours every season, so why settle for magnolia when you can dramatically transform your living space with a simple coat of paint.

Your home is a blank canvas. Whether you paint the dining room in readiness for the all-important Christmas lunch, or you refresh your bedroom to provide a sanctuary from family life, a paint project can help bring your home right up-to-date and can set the scene for further changes in the home.

3. Get Cosy

With the nights already drawing in, autumn is the perfect month for homeowners to turn their attention to making their property cosier and more comfortable. Make your living room the perfect place for the family to gather with the addition of a log burner – on trend and immensely practical, this will provide an instant update for your interior.

You can also make a longer term investment in your family’s comfort by replacing old windows with energy efficient double or triple-glazed windows. Choose from uPVC, wooden or aluminium with frames which are available in a range of colours; and whether you want to create a contemporary, modern classic or a traditional-style home, finesse the look with your personal choice of window furniture.

You can also make an impression with the glazing. Anglian, for example, offers a broad range of decorative glass which includes, colours, bevels, etched glass, and its craftsmen can also work closely with you to design exactly what you want.

4. Get Crafty With Upcycling

If your old items of furniture have seen better days and simply do not fit into your interior scheme, give them a new lease of life and upcycle them. To achieve a cost-effective makeover, take your inspiration from sources such as Pinterest, get expert advice and information online or from your local DIY store, and have fun experimenting with the likes of chalk paint and different handles to create a look that is tailored to suit you.

5. Make More Room

If spending more time indoors as the seasons change is highlighting a woeful lack of space for your growing family, an expensive and potentially disruptive move up the ladder to a bigger property does not have to be your only option. Consider a project to make more room in your home by adding a conservatory, orangery or extension.

Practically life-changing, these projects can provide space for a less cramped more civilised way of life tailored to your individual requirements. Made bespoke to you and in a whole host of styles and sizes, explore the possibilities that additional living space could bring. From sun-filled dining rooms to spacious playrooms and relaxing family rooms, there is plenty of inspiration on the Anglian website and our expert craftsmen not only help you through the design stages, we can also take care of planning permission too.


For media enquiries, please contact Melanie McDonald at Anglian Home Improvements on 01603 405911 or email [email protected]

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