The rain has stopped - well almost, and the daffodils outside Jane Austen’s house, located close to Beau-Port Kitchens and Interiors, are in full bloom. It is at this time of year that some of us get the urge to change our environment, even if it is just to have a good clear out and make way for new and exciting things.
What used to be the traditional time for the DIY market to burst into life, many of us are looking at our homes and thinking about ways we can improve our environment. It is the perfect time of the year for starting work on new projects. The daylight lasts longer and energy returns as we enjoy the first rays of sunshine after the long and very wet winter.
The increased daylight also draws our attention to all the corners of the house that need maintenance or improvement and although we may not need a new kitchen yet, there may be other areas of the home where we can make a difference.
Simply changing a particular corner of the house such as creating a study area, or encapsulating your wide-screen TV within a new media centre, or thinking about additional storage in your existing kitchen, utility room, bedroom or bathroom can bring positive benefits for all the family.
How often have you stepped into a busy home to see a messy computer corner, used by every member of the family who have nowhere to put all their stuff? The mess spreads out around the room and there is often no clear boundary around this space to keep it all under control.