Decking Out Your Home With DIY Projects!

by - Monday, January 15, 2018


Want to make your home a more pleasant and inviting space? Sometimes switching things up is just what you need, and if you're bored of looking at the same surroundings and same four walls then why not make a change? There's only one snag- the price. Buying furniture and remodelling areas of the home don't come cheap, however you don't need to give up just because you don't have a large budget. If you’re good with your hands and know your way around a hammer, this is your time to shine! Maybe you never thought of seriously undertaking a DIY hobby, but if you can make quality products from a bit of wood and a sheet of metal, you could in fact outfit your entire home with your own pieces. Here’s some places you could do well for yourself by digging the toolbox out of the shed. 

In the Living Room
Usually considered the reception room, if you’re looking to update some of your home pieces with a bit more flair and fire, target the living room first. Once you get a whole room out of the way, the rest of the house is a lot easier, and there’s no bigger project than where we lounge on the couch. Buy wood for this room, as it’s the most versatile material for you to consider when you’re building your own tables, chairs, and accent pieces. Buying raw material in bulk often sounds like a fruitless expedition, but you can buy up wood planks cheaply from a lot of suppliers. Mostly you’ll want to visit the home depot section of your nearest DIY store, as this has everything else you’ll need to put your crafts together, but also check the online world too. 

For the Kitchen
The kitchen is often a tricky place to deck out, but by investing in some tiles and paints you can have a whole new wall in an afternoon! Designing around what you can’t move is hard in practice, but put down some sheets to protect your glossy countertops and then get going. You can also easily replace a lot of fixtures, such as the taps and cupboards you were saddled with when you moved in! 

In the Garden
Making your own conservatory space is one thing, but outfitting it with cute and homely pieces to make it more relaxing is another. A lot garden furniture pieces are made out of wicker, and come with cushions we’d never want inside the house; that usually makes them an immediate turn off! So, it’s time to build your own summer umbrella to stick in the table, and make the chairs surrounding it a little more hardy. There’s a lot of materials you can use, all with their advantages and disadvantages. However, some of the best crafting pieces to use is metal! Head to the Aluminium Warehouse if you’re looking to coat something in metal that can withstand the test of the weather. No rust and no need to polish it off either; it’s incredibly low maintenance if you’re just looking to have a sit down in the scarce sun we’re getting these days!

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