DIY Home Improvements To Complete This Summer


Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Welcome summer into your home by planning a day of decorating and renovating fun. After months of dreary weather, summer is the perfect time to get renovating and embrace the bright sunlight. A seasonal makeover can add a whole new aura and charm to your home without breaking the bank. 

At Richard Burbidge we understand the need for cost effective renovation, which is why DIY home renovators love our easy to install mouldings. From skirting to architrave to panelling, we have the precision-cut mouldings for every requirement.

If you are in need of some serious mouldings renovation inspiration, then here are our top 3 ways you can add a touch of summer to freshen up your home.


Square Wall Panelling

Wall panelling is one of the few renovation projects that are extremely affordable, while also completely transforming a room. A panelled wall will become a focal point within your home and a talking point among all of your guests. Square wall panelling is one of the more popular panelling designs and we can totally see why! It’s contemporary and fresh, while adding a classic touch to the room.

Our pine stripwood is perfect for this look, opt for 9 x 45 x 2400 (STW6017) to achieve the perfectly square finish. Follow our Instagram for our upcoming how to install wall panelling guide which is being released later this month.

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Updated Skirting Board

Skirting board is an often overlooked element in everyone’s home, but you would be surprised the difference a pine skirting board and a lick of paint can make. Skirting enhances the appearance of the floor and the colour of your walls. For contemporary homes we recommend a chamfered pencil skirting (FLR6016), and for traditionally decorated homes opt for ogee skirting (FLR3001). Our handy how to install skirting guide is perfect if you need a quick step-by-step to follow when installing.


Stylish Door Architrave

Installing architrave around the surround of a door is a very simple project that would take less than two hours and requires very little tooling. Architrave can add character to basic architecture, making your doorways a classic statement piece. Our ogee, torus or chamfered architrave is easy to work with and adds the final touches to compliment your décor.


Our mouldings are available online and instore. See our stockist locator for certified stockists, or search our products online. 


We will be releasing a how to guide every month so keep your eyes on our website and socials for our newest releases, and have your home looking refreshed and renovated in no time. Download our existing guides here.


If you require any technical support call: 01691 678 212, or email our team on customer.service@richardburbidge.co.uk.