Improving your home

Transform it into a special place

Whether it’s building a kitchen extension or just painting walls, a refresh could add value to your home and turn it into a place you won’t want to leave. 

Planning your home improvements

Tips from experts to guide you towards your goals

The cost of renovations

Whatever your budget, our experts have insider information on the costs of different types of improvements and the value they could add to your home.

How to improve your home

If you’d like to revamp your home and don’t know where to start, check out our step-by-step guide of things to consider.

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Saving for your improvements

We have a range of savings accounts to choose from, including instant access and fixed rate accounts that come with some access to your money if you need it. We also offer a range of cash ISAs that could help you reach your goals faster, plus, it’s easy to track and manage your savings online – so you’re always in control. Take a look to see what could suit you. T&Cs and eligibility criteria apply.

Thinking of moving instead?

Consider the costs of stamp duty, surveys and solicitor’s fees when purchasing property to help you decide whether to stay or go.

Funding your improvements

We’ve a range of options to help you afford changes to your home

Ways to borrow

There are several ways to borrow money if you need it – understanding the choices can help you decide what’s right for you.

A loan for your home

Whether you’re planning a major refurbishment, such as an extension, or a minor upgrade, our home improvement loan could help you out. Subject to status and application.

Your mortgage options

You may be able to borrow more on your existing mortgage to help pay for your home improvements.

Credit cards

Whether you want to start a new project, build up your credit score or consolidate your borrowing, there could be a Barclaycard to suit you. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history.

Making changes

We’re here to guide you through your planning process, whatever changes you want to make

Confessions of a builder

If you’re thinking of getting an extension done, or knocking down walls, get some tips from those who know the industry best.

Cover your home and belongings

We can touch wood and cross fingers, but sometimes things go wrong when making home improvements. Cover your building, contents, gadgets, boiler, bike, sports equipment and more with our range of policies.

Case studies

Get tips from experts and read real-life stories of home renovation

Make a difference to your home

Even if you don’t have the time, patience or budget to make big changes, you can still make striking changes to your home.

Renovation stories

Watch videos and read real-life stories from people around the UK who revamped their homes – and learned a lot along the way.

Smart ideas for modest gardens

Increase your property’s kerb appeal by getting green-fingered, and turn your outdoor space into a place for hanging out.