The National Digest

8 Simple and Speedy Home-Improvement Projects For Time-Poor Homeowners

These quick fixes will take you a tenner and an afternoon, says Luke Rix-Standing.

Home improvements always look so simple on TV.

A few shots of an open toolbox, a montage of loud banging, and in just under 60 minutes (or 47 without ads), a perfectly fashioned walk-in closet has materialised where there used to be a wall.

Unfortunately in real life, for those of us without a studio budget, a team of workmen behind the scenes, and the time machine known as the editing room, home improvements feel rather more intimidating, particularly for those uninitiated in DIY.

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