Nobody wants to be in lockdown, but there are a couple of positives. Firstly, it allows you to spend some valuable time with the family, and, secondly, it gives you a chance to finally do those odd jobs around the house.
You should want to live in the best possible home at a time like this, so pay it some attention whilst you have a spare few weeks on your hands.
You don’t have to be a master at DIY. Little improvements here and there can make all the difference, and doing them will also give you a handy bit of exercise. Here are a few jobs you can add to your DIY ‘to-do’ list:
Repaint a room to freshen up its look
Whether your main sitting area is your living room or kitchen, why not change its current colour scheme with a brand new coat of paint?
Paint can still be bought online and delivered to your home, and if you give everyone a paintbrush, you will have it done in no time.
A dusky pink, soft grey or sage green will instil a calmness into such rooms, just what you need at the present time and perfect as we venture into spring.
Adventurous homeowners can hop onto a popular trend and paint their doors and skirting boards in contrasting colours.
If you just want to do some retouching, use a stain blocker to cover up any unsightly marks.
Repair and recycle things
Bring out your inner Bob the Builder and do some fixing, before it’s too late.
Spray some WD40 on that squeaky front gate, fill in any scratches on wooden furniture, tighten the nut to stop your water pipes leaking, unscrew and replace any unresponsive drawer slides etc.
Repairs out of the way, you could then put any materials you’ve had stashed away in the loft or garage for years to use and create something new out of them.
Upcycling is good for the environment and will cost you nothing and could involve reupholstering a vintage chair with old fabric or applying geometric wallpaper to an old sideboard to revive its appearance.
Tend to your garden and move the indoors outdoors
Our gardens are one of the only avenues to the outdoors we have at present, so take full advantage of yours.
Make it match-fit again after winter by cutting the lawn, pulling out any weeds, trimming back any hedges, and generally getting it looking neat and tidy for spring and summer.
You can then get all your garden furniture set out and any slide or swing you have for the kids, also encouraging them to build their own outdoor den.
So that you can remain outside once it gets dark, lanterns and candles will be needed, along with some cosy textures to get under when the temperature drops.
To gain more DIY ideas or to start organising some home improvements for after lockdown ends, use our FREE online design appointment service. It’s really simple to use and overcomes the issue of you not being able to visit us at this time.
We all really look forward to our summer holidays, so it’s a pity that venturing abroad is off the table this year. But let’s look…
It’s pretty rare for a householder to be 100% content with the house in which they live. There’s always room for improvement in some way…
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