For some, getting stuck into a DIY project can be a lot of fun as well as beneficial to your home. Improving your home interior can help you to feel more comfortable living there and make the time you spend at home better.
Why use DIY
DIY projects can often work out a lot cheaper than hiring a professional to carry out jobs around your home. This makes DIY an ideal alternative for those looking to cut down the costs.
However, it is important to remind yourself of your limits and realise that if something were to go wrong then it will cost even more to hire someone to fix your mistakes.
Painting kitchen cabinets
Renovating a kitchen can be an expensive project when you factor in materials, labour and time. But there are ways to revamp your kitchen without spending a lot.
Painting your kitchen cabinets not only gives them a new lease of life but also means you can change the colour scheme to a more modern one. Before painting anything, remember to sand down the area you are going to paint. This helps to reduce any flaws on the surface and creates a slightly rougher surface for the paint to adhere to.
When looking at colours, using a modern and sleek colour such as greys and stone can help create an up-to-date look. However, if you like a splash of colour, why not paint the doors of your cupboards in a vibrant shade?
Decoration and art
Using decoration and art carefully can elevate a room. It is worth remembering, though, that decorative items should complement the colour scheme you have chosen.
If you have a blank wall that you are looking to fill, why not repurpose some frames and paint them the same colour as your walls, or even a slightly different shade to fit in? You could find some cheap frames in your local charity shop. If you have children, this is the perfect way to display their homemade art as well. Cut some corkboard to size and you can have an ever-changing art gallery.
Every home has some awkward vertical space that is never properly utilised. By installing some shelving you could turn it into anything from a bookcase to an extra pantry. All you will need is a Milwaukee drill, the shelves and some screws to fasten them to the wall.
A bonus is that shelving will help you to declutter your house at the same time and clear up other surfaces to create a cleaner look overall.
Giving pieces of furniture that you already own a new lease of life can help you to fall in love with them. From simple upgrades such as a fresh coat of paint to more complex ideas like dismantling and repurposing the parts, there is a way you can upcycle almost anything.
When you are looking at improving your home décor, redesigning pieces to match your new vision can help keep the costs down as you won’t be buying any new furniture or big hardware items.