There doesn’t have to be anything scary about DIY. While most of us have struggled to assemble flat-pack furniture, some very simple home remodelling jobs don’t require calling an interior designer.
You might feel nervous about fiddling with the pipes, but while some jobs are best left to professionals, some are deceptively easy. For example, installing your own kitchen taps doesn’t require getting a plumber in. With the right tools and one of the hundreds of guides available online, you can remodel your kitchen with some stylish new taps at only a fraction of the cost of a professional installment. If you’re feeling confident enough, you can even attempt a few minor repairs at a later date.
Putting Up Shelves
If you have a drill, a spirit level, and the right attitude, you can put up some new shelves and make good use of your vertical space. This a good idea if you would like to get rid of large bookcases, give a minimalist look to a cluttered room, or to make a small home office feel bigger.
A Fresh Coat Of Paint
Painting can be a time-consuming activity, but it is the easiest way to make a room feel brand new. With DIY stores on every industrial estate, the options for repainting your home are endless, limited only by your imagination. You can opt for a simple redecoration, like a splash of white paint to make the living room seem lighter. Or you can get creative and think of a few colour schemes to revive that spare bedroom where everyone just dumps their clutter. You should make it a point to repaint the house every few years, especially when the paint starts to look a bit faded. Make it a group activity, and it will be done even faster. Everyone can bring over brushes, roller trays, and old bedsheets to protect the floor and the furniture. In fact, with a long-handled roller, you could even touch up the ceiling without having to get out the ladder.
Perhaps you’d like to retouch some of your furniture too, instead of going out and buying something new altogether. Stripping paintwork from wood does not have to be hard work. All you need for this DIY project is some paint stripper, a scraper, and some sandpaper. You can bring a touch of minimalist class to your doors, banisters, and skirting boards.
Despite your best efforts to keep the upholstery clean, the beloved sofa that you spent a lot of money on has seen better days. But don’t go rushing out to the nearest furniture store just yet. Reupholstering your sofa will be a big and challenging DIY project, but the results will be worth it. Believe it or not, most furniture is designed to be reupholstered in the same way some cars are designed to be worked on. All you need for this project is measuring tape, scissors, a sewing machine, and useful guidelines.