How I would spend £3000 improving my home and #win with Legal and General

Just imagine winning £3,000 in shopping vouchers to use to improve your home.

Well that is what is on offer with this great competition from award-winning* home insurer, Legal & General.

What would you spend it on if you won?

We have nicknamed this year “the year of the garden”, as our garden is in some dire need of attention. It is a job we keep putting off, but having lived here for 11 years, it is something I want to get finished this year so we have a usable outside space.

We have already demolished the old rotten shed and replaced it will a new one from Garden Buildings Direct, with hubby painting it into a beach hut style as we speak.

If we won, the next thing I would have done is get a patio laid so we have a decent seating area which would be home to a good size table and chairs and that all important barbeque for those warm summer evenings and for somewhere for me to sit comfortably to watch the kids playing in the garden.


Having recently had a quote, the patio alone will set us back £1200 and I have seen a gorgeous barbeque and furniture in Homebase that will set us back a further £400 so that is £1600 spent already.

I am not sure it counts as part of a makeover but I would also love to invest in a Lay-Z Spa to relax and unwind in. I know for a fact that the kids will be in it more than me, but what a fun thing to have in the garden.

Finally, coming inside the home, I would also love to replace all our internal doors with wooden ones, as the current ones are cheap and cheerful chipboard. Having wooden doors will help soundproof our home as well as making it look more modern too.

Internal Doors

Well that is my £3000 spent in less than half an hour – what would you spend it on if you won?

One lucky home-owner will receive £3,000 in shopping vouchers to spend on their home with this fabulous competition from award-winning* home insurer, Legal & General. The lucky winner will be able to choose any combination of vouchers from the following high street stores: Homebase, Made, A&O, M&S, House of Fraser and Argos.

Ts & Cs apply (see competition page), enter by 14th June.

*Best Online Home Insurance provider 2015 as voted for by Your Money readers

Good Luck!

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20 thoughts on “How I would spend £3000 improving my home and #win with Legal and General”

  1. I’ve just moved home downsizing to a new flat and need new carpets throughout, and some nice balcony things to start with – then I will consider others (eg lighting)

  2. Oh wow, this would be a dream come true!! I would start in the garden and work myself through to the kitchen. Ending up making my daughters room more grown up! Oh the thoughts are just going through my head now,lol. Good luck. Love that table and chairs 🙂

  3. i’d love to use it to help finish off my kitchen and bathroom, then with anything left of get some new plants for my garden

  4. I’d love to do loads but we are in desperate need of a new frontdoor… need to keep the rain out! Also a new carpet in the lounge .

  5. I would sort out my Sons bedroom, needs a total makeover. He lying on a mattress on the floor and hasnt got much storage space, needs new carpets etc. If I #winwithLegalandGeneral I could totally transform his space. 😀

  6. If I was lucky to win I would re plaster our living room or sort out a part of the ceiling where a leakage was. The previous owners didn’t go down with the price of the house but promised to fix the leakage. The have never done it I’m afraid 🙁
    Regarding plastering, whoever was doing it 50 odd years ago hasn’t done a right job. You can actually see the uneven walls. The worst wall is the one where the fire place was.
    We’ve been living in our house for nearly 3 years now, trying to do bits and bobs but some cost more than the others so £3000 to improve the house would be God sent.

  7. Plaster walls take lesser time for finishing and the mess created is much less because of the practice and skill. Plastering is a highly skilled job and therefore any temptation to adopt the DIY route is best avoided.


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