Whether you’re looking for a project you can attempt to keep you busy during lockdown, or you simply feel like the free time you have on your hands could be used giving your home a much-needed refresh, spending time can make it tempting to do some DIY. Keep reading to take a look at our guide to some simple DIY projects you can attempt at home.
Paint Your Rooms
Painting a room is possibly the easiest way to give it a lift, no matter whether you want to refresh tired-looking walls or want a complete colour change. Yet, it’s not as simple as choosing the colour and putting it on the walls. There are a few things you should think about, before proceeding.
Take time to consider what paint you’re going to use, depending on the room. For example, if you’re painting a bathroom, a special mould-resistant emulsion could be a much better choice and for heavily used rooms such as hallways and kitchens, choose a harder-wearing emulsion.
Also, if you’re looking to paint a tiled bathroom, this can be quicker as there’s significantly less surfaces, yet this will be very fiddly and will require a lot of masking tape and attention to detail.
It can also pay off in the long run if you take enough time to prep your room before you start painting. Look around the room and fill any holes and sand the walls down. This will leave you with a much better finish and you’ll see the difference this makes to the final result.
Replace Your Handles
Another easy DIY project you can do at home is updating the hardware on your kitchen cabinets and drawers. Replace any factory handles and pulls with designs that will fit your personal taste a little better.
Replace an Appliance
If one of your appliances has become old, and you can’t wait to see the back of it, now is the perfect time to find your placement. Though sometimes, the price tag of new appliances can be enough to put you off.
Sometimes, being a little savvy can get you the latest technology from big name brands.
The easiest way to get a good deal on a new appliance is by buying a graded or ex-display one. Ex-display appliances receive rigorous testing to ensure they’re up to scratch.
Upcycle Unwanted Furniture into Garden Pieces
If you have any unwanted furniture hanging around the house, upcycling can be a great way to give them a new lease of life. For example, give an old chest of drawers a lick of paint, and add some plastic lining into the drawers and fill each drawer with soil, and now you have a creative planter!
Build a Pallet Sofa
Have you got some old pallets in the garden? Why not use them, and turn your garden into another room for your family to use! Fit them together and add cushions to create a durable, yet stylish outdoor sofa!
Paint Your Kitchen Units
Your walls aren’t the only things that can look great for a fresh lick of paint. Give your tired kitchen a makeover by painting the units! This will give your kitchen space a completely different look and feel depending on the colour scheme you choose.
In addition to painting your kitchen, you can still buy a range of kitchen appliances for a fraction of the normal cost – Upon looking online there is a range of SMEG Appliances being sold cheaper when buying ex-display or ex-demo items from retailers. These are still fully functional but may have been used as display items at shows or have slight blemishes
Don’t be afraid to paint the inside of the cabinets either! This can add a great pop of colour if you have glass-fronted cabinets.
So, no matter whether you’re a DIY pro, or have never attempted a DIY task, take this opportunity to surround yourself with an array of DIY projects. They can be a great way to pass the time, and can even help bring you that bit closer to your dream home. Your existing skills could surprise you!