Half Term DIY: Quick Home Refresh Ideas for the Holidays

With the kids on half term and summer break nearly upon us, you may be thinking of using a few of those days to give the home a little refresh. There are plenty of things you can do in a day or two to update your home inside and out and these jobs can easily be DIY’d with a bit of preparation, research and the correct tools.

If you are considering a trip to the DIY store or you’ve been eyeing up the tiles and accessories at Tile Mountain, we thought we’d make a few suggestions.

The Tile Tidy Up

Give your garden a good tidy-up ready for the summer sunshine and rid your tiled paths and patio of mould or damp with a power sprayer and tile cleaner. Remove any weeds and mow the lawn. A few hours’ of work and you can reward yourself with a cold one in the sunshine later for a job well done.

Lay a Patio

A little more involved but you can easily create a small patio or seating area with tiles over the course of a couple of days. Zone your garden and consider where the sunshine hits during the day. Consider a small patio for the early morning sun to enjoy your cuppa or a spot to lounge in the afternoon and enjoy a good book while the kids busy themselves in the paddling pool.

Create a Path

If you don’t currently have any walkways in your garden, you might want to think about doing a little landscaping to wind your eye around your greenery. Paths can be practical but they can also create a stand out feature, allowing your eyes to take in the whole of the garden if done creatively.

Update Your Splashback

Consider giving your kitchen or bathroom a new focal point by replacing the tiles on your splashback. Add some colour or use one of the newest trends for patterned wall tiles to create a little wow-factor. Depending upon the condition of your kitchen or bathroom, this DIY task could take as little as a few hours of work.

Make a Great First Impression

Is your current flooring looking a little worse for wear? Consider laying new tiles in the entryway of your home to create a great first impression. Tiles are much more hard-wearing and resistant to stains, scuffs or moisture and make cleaning up of muddy shoes and paw prints a doddle.

Update Your Mudroom

Give your mudroom a new look by using tiles on both the floors and walls to make cleanup a cinch. Dog owner? Consider adding the latest trend for a dog washing station within the space. This job may take a bit longer but is sure to add some value to a much-needed space.

Refresh Your Bathroom

Is your bathroom looking a bit grubby? If you are not ready for a full redesign of the space, considering regrouting the tiles and resealing your bath or shower for an instant update.

What kinds of DIY jobs will you be tackling this summer?

Be sure to check out our vast selection of tiles and accessories and take advantage of our free tile sample service for all your DIY jobs this summer.

As a multi-award winning interior design content creator, Kimberly Duran is an Interior Design-obsessed American ex-pat, who chronicles her decorating journey and dispenses interior design advice in her personal blog, Swoon Worthy. When she’s not helplessly drooling over all the latest trends in design, she’s adding things to the imaginary ‘shopping basket’ in her head, she likes to get messy tackling DIY projects with her partner in crime, Wayne, stalking eBay for vintage bargains and filling her home with her favourite neutral – gold.