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The ultimate must-do DIY summer home improvements

The warmer months are truly a time to appreciate in this part of the world. There may not be many of these months to go around, but us Brits know how to make the most of this time of year. While you may want to spend the summer making the most of the partially sunny conditions, the warmth and extended hours of sunlight make this the best time to get stuck into some DIY.

The experts at Kents Building Plastics have prepared a few easy DIY home improvements ideas for you to have a go at this summer.

Fit budget-friendly decking

Composite decking with lighting

There’s an extensive list of reasons to get rid of old decking, but new outdoor decking could transform almost any garden of any size. Many gardening experts would suggest that having defined zones in your garden is the best and most efficient way to make use of the space. A deck provides a set area for the BBQ, outdoor seating, relaxing or entertaining.

Eco-friendly composite decking from Kents Building Plastics is a budget-friendly and high-quality choice for the decking in your garden. The decking is easy-to-fit and made from recycled wood fibres and plastic, cutting out the risk of slips and nasty splinters over time. Our range of composite decking comes with a 25-year guarantee and is available in a plethora of colours and finishes to suit any home.

Top tip: For those who like to entertain until the sun goes down or looking to boost the garden’s ambience, integrate spotlights into the decking for a stunning visual appeal.

Give your bathroom a makeover with bathroom wall panels

Bathroom cladding grey

Bathroom wall panels have risen in popularity over the past few years and it’s easy to see why. As the panels provide a modern alternative to traditional tiling, you can kiss the days of scrubbing bathroom tile grouting good-bye. The panels have virtually invisible joints, making them easy to maintain and providing a clean finish.

The bathroom wall panels are easy-to-fit and are available in a wide variety of styles and colours to match or transform the style of your bathroom. They come with a 15-year warranty for peace of mind for years to come.

Top tip: Check out our Dream bathrooms with DIY tips blog for more bathroom wall panel inspiration.

Make the switch to artificial grass

Composite fencing available from Kents Direct – UK delivery

Curating the perfect lawn with stunning lush green grass is no easy feat and requires a lot of work and TLC. Not everyone has the time or inclination to mow, water and feed their grass throughout the year. The range of artificial grass from Kents is a low-maintenance alternative that looks and feels like the real deal.

Our artificial grass is child and pet-friendly and guaranteed to look great all year-round. It can easily be cut and fitted to create a dream garden. Search our range and choose your favourite shade and thickness to match your taste and rest easy with the peace of mind of a guarantee of up to 10 years.

Top tip: Leave space on the outside of the lawn for a flower bed. The mixture of artificial grass and bright natural flowers will give the garden a visual appeal that’s easy on the eye.

Oak External Internal Corners

Opt for bold skirting boards

Do you ever take notice of the skirting boards when walking into a room? Most people don’t. White is the most common colour and chances are the room you’re in as you read this has white skirting boards. Changing the skirting boards to suit the style in the rest of the room provides a subtle but effective interior design opportunity.

Kents offers a range of high-quality PVC skirting that’s easy to fit and eliminates draughts. The skirting is available in a range of colours, including woodgrain finishes for an authentic timber appearance without the maintenance. The woodgrain finish complements wood or laminate flooring but can also suit a dark coloured carpet.

Top tip: Dark coloured skirting boards complemented with light coloured walls is a unique way to create a feeling of light and space in a room.

Kents Building Plastics are an expert supplier of PVC products with nearly 30 years’ industry experience. For more information on our products or for any project advice, give us a call on 0800 316 1217, send an email to info@kentsdirect.com or pop into one of our branches in Yate, Hereford, Bath or Newport.