If you have incomplete DIY projects throughout the home, or you’re looking at starting a brand new DIY project, these useful home improvement ideas could be just what you need to finish something you started.
It’s a typically British thing that most of us have at least one unfinished DIY project in our homes at any one time. Perhaps the weekend didn’t offer enough time to finish adding wall tiles to the kitchen, or you ran out of materials for painting the spare room and never got round to restocking materials to finish it. We all do it – go at DIY with gusto until we need to stop for an hour or so which turns into a day, into a month, into a year and so on.
If you’re one of those people, who has incomplete DIY projects throughout the home, or you’re looking at starting a brand new DIY project, these useful tips could be just what you need to finish something you started, or to begin an exciting new change in the home.
Have you always considered adding to your home? Perhaps you’ve always wanted to convert the loft, add a conservatory or even convert the basement into living space? Converting your home this way creates masses of practical, design and usability potential. And when the job is done right, it can add a lot of value on to your home.
Creating additional space could mean a new art studio, additional bedroom, a new en-suite bathroom, extra playing space for kids, a relaxation room – the possibilities are endless. These kinds of home improvement might not be cheap, but they are worth it if you have the cash to splash. Consider using cheap self storage in London, or whatever major city you live near, if you need to store household items whilst you’re converting your home.
If you’re looking to create extra space around the home, it can be difficult to know how to do so because you will more than likely have existed with certain spaces as they are for as long time. It takes a certain level of objectivity so that you can look at your home with fresh eyes and see new potential in areas you thought had reached their practical potential. If you have space under your stairs that has previously been used to store the hoover, clearing it out and redesigning it could provide you with various new storage options. If it’s big enough it could work as a mini work space, or a few shelves could transform it into the perfect space to store CD’s, vinyls and books that don’t seem to have any use after you invested in new technology. Another option could be to open the space up. So if the cupboard is closed away, you could take the door off, put the contents into your self storage unit and make the area into a little additional display space.
Bringing The Outdoors In
Bringing the outdoors in is extremely popular right now, as many of us are forced to live in smaller spaces for more money, and all of us are looking to make our homes lighter and fresher. You needn’t grow an entire forest in order to invest in this fantastic trend, you just need to invite a few plants into your living space. Kitchens are ideal spaces for splashes of green, and if you want to make the plants practical as well as beautiful, try growing some herbs and simple veg plants along your windowsill. If you’re really not green fingered at all and worry you’ll kill any plants you buy, opt for succulents which are incredibly easy to care for.
Upcycling is all the rage right now, and it’s a cheap and easy way for you to update your home. If you have any antiques in cheap self storage, now could be the time to pay them a visit and give them a bit of a spruce up. There are Youtube tutorials on all sorts of DIY upcycling projects like recovering your chairs, sanding and staining your tables to turning old TV’s into display units.