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However big or small your home improvement plans are, you can find what you need on the Checkatrade blog.

We have everything from cost guides, planning guides, expert advice guides, and ideas and inspiration.

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FAQs

Here are some commonly asked questions from homeowners, tenants and landlords in the UK.

Where can I get home improvement ideas?

Scroll up to see all of the latest home improvement ideas. The Checkatrade blog covers just about everything around home improvement. From cost guides to help you budget for any job, to ideas to get you inspired for your next home improvement job.

What’s the most in demand home improvement?

The most in demand home improvements vary from season to season, but there has been a big increase in people looking to improve the efficiency of their home.

This includes people installing heat pumps, solar panels and making their homes smart homes.

What grants can you get for home improvements?

There is a range of grants available. Take a look at our guide to home grants.

What home improvements add the most value?

An extension or conversion could add up to 20% value to your home. Other home improvements such as new double glazing, a new driveway and a well-maintained home in general will add great value.

Take a look at our guide on how to add value to your home.

What are the best home improvements to do?

It really depends on your home, but some of the best home improvements you can do include painting and decorating, adding new carpets.

Bigger improvements you can do include adding an extension and installing solar panels to future-proof your home.

How can I budget for my home improvement?

Take a look at our guide on how to budget for a home renovation.

How do I find the best home improvement companies?

By searching on Checkatrade.com.

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Which smart home improvements could I do?

There are some great smart home improvements you can do that can help you to automate your central heating, improve your home security and even control your lighting, all at the touch of a button.

Take a look at our guide on how to make your home a smart home.

Which green and eco-friendly improvements could I make to my home?

Some eco-friendly improvements you can add to your home include:

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