We frequently discover ourselves spending extra time at residence over winter, hunkering down indoors. And the excellent news is which means extra time to give attention to these little DIY tasks we could have postpone over the hotter months. It’s time to sort out any residence enchancment niggles you’ve been avoiding, or seize the possibility to present your area a well-deserved glow up with out spending a fortune.
When you may be dodging your lengthy checklist of DIY jobs on account of lack of time or different priorities, typically it’s so simple as simply not realizing the place to start out! Analysis from waste removing consultants, HIPPO, discovered that lower than a 3rd (28%) of Brits would converse to another person to be taught new DIY abilities, and now they’re on a mission to get the nation sharing their prime DIY suggestions and studying new hacks – whether or not you’re a newbie or a self-taught professional.
HIPPO have teamed up with DIY fans to create the #DIYSkillShare motion to assist encourage and encourage folks to select up their instruments and get began.
Weekend tasks to get you began
Why not give one in all these easy DIY tasks a go this weekend?
Elevate your skirting
Skirting boards are sometimes uncared for, however are an ideal (and simple) solution to up the design credentials of an area. They’re a kind of small essential particulars that may have a huge effect on a room. One possibility is to fully substitute them, however a savvy solution to give them a brand new look on a finances is to both add size of wood moulding on prime, and even far above, after which paint the entire space to present a extra dramatic look.
Becky from @alittlecotswoldhome has used extra mouldings to present the impression of a taller, extra impactful skirting board. Her prime tip? Lower a chunk of wooden to dimension and use it as a information alongside the wall for fast and environment friendly measuring.
Add a sensible end with panelling
Forida from @thehomemama gave wall panelling in her residence a trendy end by topping it with a slim shelf, excellent for show. She lower down, sanded and painted previous wood boards, then used hid brackets particularly for floating cabinets for a neat and streamlined end.
There are such a lot of types of panelling out there so that you’re spoilt for alternative. Batten-style panelling is good for a recent look. Use it to present a kitchen island or breakfast bar a straightforward replace in a weekend, by fixing panels to the again floor for a complete new look.
Construct backyard planters
There’s no cause to cease having fun with time outdoors in your backyard, simply because it’s winter. Use planks of wooden to construct planters for herbs or evergreens like bamboo or laurel to edge a patio or decked space. Paint them to match your outside scheme for a sensible end.
Paula from @homewiththedenhams used timber to make her personal window field, utilizing spare wooden, to show evergreens and winter flowers. Simply bear in mind so as to add drainage holes to the underside of the field – a quantity 8 drill bit is ideal for this.
Change your flooring
Hannah from @theottohouse loves that you just don’t should be a perfectionist if you wish to lay new wooden flooring. In the case of intricate corners, lower the boards as finest you’ll be able to, leaving a slight hole between the board and wall to permit for motion within the wooden – end with a skirting board to maintain all the pieces wanting tidy.
Make the tidy up a breeze
If you’ve completed your challenge, make the clear up simpler with a HIPPOBAG. Obtainable in a useful flat pack (best for storing till you’re prepared to make use of it) – use one to throw in your waste from any residence or backyard DIY tasks.
Merely pop your HIPPOBAG open in your entrance backyard or driveway, fill it along with your DIY and backyard waste and ebook a set at your comfort. The DIY waste removing consultants will take it away – you don’t even should be at residence – they usually’ll go on to recycle at the least 95% of the waste collected.
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