This past year there has been a surge in people attempting to do DIY tasks, due to the pandemic. It makes sense to try and tackle all those areas in your home that need tweaking or simply because you feel certain rooms need a fresh new look. You might as well make the most of any extra time you do have at home, as you are likely to be busy catching up with all your loved ones later on this year, when hopefully life returns to ‘normal’.
Freshen Up The Walls With Paint
Applying a fresh coat of paint can instantly brighten up a room, whether it’s in the same shade or a completely different colour. It is a relatively easy DIY job to do yourself and will feel as though you have a brand new room, especially if you rearrange the furniture too.
Get Your Toolkit Out
There might be an array of little tasks that need completing, such as tightening a loose drawer handle, filling in holes in the wall with a polyfiller, adjusting a wonky shelf or oily a noisy hinge. They are all little tasks that build up over time but you never quite get round to completing them. Well now is the perfect opportunity. You do not need to complete them all at once but perhaps one a day will suffice.
With regards to the more complicated jobs in the house which relates to the plumbing and electricity, you will need a professional plumber or electrician, as they are trained in dealing with such tasks. It is useful to keep their contact details in an accessible place so that you can get in contact with them when required, especially in an emergency.
Upcycle Your Furniture
If you have the time and inclination to be a little creative and are good at doing manual tasks then perhaps you could upcycle certain items. You might find you have some unused furniture in the loft or garage that you are currently not using, but have the potential to be turned into something functional and stylish. It could be made to be utilised indoors or perhaps a piece of garden furniture. All you would need is some paint, sandpaper, a few tools and possibly fabric.
Your front door and garden (if you have one) is the first part of your house that you see when returning home, so ensuring that this is in good condition will be just as important as the interior. If your door needs an uplift you could repaint it or polish the letterbox and door handle so that it looks as good as new.
Get rid of any weeds that are starting to pop up on the sections of lawn leading up to the front door and have some flower pots filled with your favourite flowers to provide vibrant colours and gorgeous scents as you walk by.