Yes, there really is such a thing as a simple DIY task. A bonafide DIY project doesn’t have to involve building a kitchen dresser from the tree you’ve just pruned in the garden…Many of the tasks involved in revamping a home don’t necessarily need a professional’s touch. Instead, you can test your DIY skills, or even learn a new one, be productive and save yourself a sizeable sum!
A Lick of Paint
Painting and decorating are some of the easiest tasks to do yourself, and they will quickly give your home a completely new look too with immediate effect. You may well be harbouring left over paint in your garage from a previous job. Fresh greens and yellows are perfect with Easter on the horizon, and both have an uplifting effect, a most welcome factor at this moment in time.
Likewise, re-staining wood work will add an extra gleam to your home; keeping the family away from wet doors and skirting boards may be the biggest challenge you face!
Attic and loft spaces are the worst offenders for clutter; ‘out of sight, out of mind’ as the saying goes! However, as the years go by, there’ll be more recent ‘stuff’ to replace the old clutter, and chances are the boxes at the back of your attic containing baby clothes and ‘just in case’ spare electrical items are no-longer the must-keep items that they once were.
Clearing space in your attic will relieve the storage pressure in other areas of your home, creating more living space at a time when many households are spending far more time together than usual; literally a space in which to breathe and unwind.
We hear a lot about the importance of kerb appeal when selling our homes, as the front door often creates the first impression of a property. In this case our goal isn’t for a quick sale – although selling your home later this year may be on your agenda. Rather, an easy way to freshen up the area for the spring and summer months. A quick coat of plaint to the front door, a swept porch area, a spider-web free outside light and a pot plant, will do wonders for your kerb appeal with very little effort!
Spring’s a beautiful time to admire your garden as the bulbs suddenly pop up from previous years’ horticultural efforts. You may already have mown your lawn for the first time this year and taken your shears to trim your evergreens. No doubt there are still a few frosty mornings to come, and given the lack of opportunity to buy summer bedding plants, holding off from planting for a while yet is sensible.
HOWEVER, there’s still plenty to do to ensure your outdoor paradise is ready for action once garden centres re-open. From jet washing your patio, paths and bins to drain and gutter clearing, and giving your green-house a spruce-up. Make sure all your gardening equipment is working and why not pep up your shed with a fresh lick of paint.
The traditional vision of a relaxing conservatory in which to take pleasure in the great outdoors, or enjoy a book and an afternoon cup of tea, may not reflect the reality of your garden room space post-winter. If yours is littered with boxes, clothes and old furniture which don’t seem to have made it to a permanent location, now is the time to sort through and decide what’s to be kept and what needs a new home. You may not be physically able to visit a charity shop to drop it off at, but the decision-making will give you a sense of achievement and leave space in your brain to move on to another job.
A quick spring-clean will soon create a relaxed and organised space from which you can once again admire your garden.
Good luck with any (or all!) of these DIY projects; not only will they keep you or another member of your family occupied, the results can be enjoyed immediately. If you have any questions about our blog, or our bespoke furniture, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org