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Home improvements

8 ways older people can stay safer at home

8 ways older people can stay safer at home

The majority of people want to stay independent for as long as possible, but accidents can happen in the home. We explore the simple steps that could keep you safer in later life.

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Cheap sofas in a box: is this the future for furniture?

Cheap sofas in a box: is this the future for furniture?

Buying a sofa that comes packed up in a box for you to assemble isn’t a new concept. After all, Ikea has been churning out flatpack furniture for years. But...

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New kitchen costs: get the most from your renovation budget in 2020

New kitchen costs: get the most from your renovation budget in 2020

A new, spacious, bespoke kitchen kitted out with high-end materials and top-of-the range appliances could cost an eye-watering £83,000*. But your dream kitchen doesn’t have to break the bank. Although...

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10 kitchen trends to try in 2020

10 kitchen trends to try in 2020

We've rounded up our favourite kitchen design ideas to get you started in 2020, whether you're planning a total kitchen renovation or a cheap kitchen update

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The best bathroom companies for 2020

The best bathroom companies for 2020

Find out which bathroom companies impressed customers when buying a bathroom, and which fell short. See reviews for B&Q, Bathstore, Victoria Plum, Homebase, Wickes, Soak and many more.

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Five ways to keep your home secure this Christmas

Five ways to keep your home secure this Christmas

Follow these five home security tips to ensure you don't leave your home vulnerable at Christmas. It includes advice from experts and reformed ex-burglars, as well as tips on choosing a burglar alarm or smart security.

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Revealed: the best places to buy carpet in 2019

Revealed: the best places to buy carpet in 2019

If you’re in the market for new carpet, find out how customers rated their experiences of buying from some of the UK’s biggest carpet retailers.

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Burglar alarm monitoring and maintenance contracts: are they worth the cost?

Burglar alarm monitoring and maintenance contracts: are they worth the cost?

It can cost more than £400 a year to pay for a monitoring and maintenance contract for your burglar alarm. Find out whether there are cheaper alternatives and read our 10 home security tips.

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Two home improvement problems that you shouldn’t ignore

Two home improvement problems that you shouldn’t ignore

We've asked Which? Trusted Traders which home improvement issues should never be ignored. Find out how to stop a water leak and how to fix common boiler problems, and why it's important not to leave it too late.

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Five common double glazing faults and how to resolve them

Five common double glazing faults and how to resolve them

Double glazing should last and weather well – that’s what it’s designed for. So encountering problems within the first 10 years of installation is incredibly frustrating, especially if it means...

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