Home improvement is the process of renovating or making additions to a home and covers all aspects of the house including fixtures and fittings.
Careers in home improvement can include working as a local tradesman or as part of a company providing specific home improvements.
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Home improvement is usually undertaken to repair or improve safety in the home or to improve comfort or energy saving. It can include a whole range of jobs:
- Fixing a shelf or curtain rail
- Putting up coat hooks/picture fixings
- Fixing hinges to doors
- Remove airlocks and balance a radiator system
- Change washers and ball valves
- Install a simple light fitting
- Tile to splashback
- Install draught exclusion
- Lag pipes
Of course today home improvement has become very popular through a whole range of TV shows and easy access to DIY shops which allow us all to buy the materials needed. Knowing how to approach a project safely is important to ensure a successful outcome.
Bigger projects like the installation of a new kitchen, laying of a carpet, installation of double glazed windows etc will often involve specialist trades.