1/21/2019

Four Things You Should DIY This Spring


Are you ready for spring? No, perhaps not. It may feel as if it’s too early in the year to think about what you’re going to do in a few months’ time, but believe us, it’ll be here before you know it.

Well, there’s still time to prepare which means that you should start thinking about what you want to achieve at this time of year. If your goal is to include more DIY projects in your life, you might be seeking inspiration for jobs that you can tackle as the weather warms up. With that in mind, here are four things you should consider DIYing this springtime.

1.A DIY Painting Project
Repainting your home isn’t something that you need professionals to do. You can easily repaint yourself as long as you have the right equipment to hand and enough patience to take your time to get the job done. If you aren’t sure of how well you’ll manage a whole house redecoration project, start small. Begin with a bathroom or small bedroom and see how well you get on. The key to success with a project like this is to take your time and to pay attention to detail. Make sure to protect your floors and furniture, take the time to tape off the skirting boards so that they don’t get damaged. Make sure you remove the radiators and lightswitch plates so that you can get a neat and tidy finish. Choose a color which you think you can live with for an extended period of time so that you don’t have to redecorate again in just a few more months – a neutral shade is always best. Once you’ve achieved success with your first room, you’ll feel confident enough to tackle your entire home!

2.Install A Pond
If you’re lucky enough to have your own backyard, why not consider installing a pond? Ponds are beautiful to look at and form a beautiful feature in any lawn. They’re also surprisingly easy to install on your own without getting any professional help. There are lots of tutorials online that you can follow, but the real key to success is making sure to dig a deep enough hole in the soil and to use waterproofing below the pond liner. Even if you’re using a formed tray, it’s still best to put a waterproof sheet beneath it just for safety. Once your pond is in place, you can then add the rest of the detail such as decorative stones and ornaments.

3.Spruce Up Your Bathroom
If your bathroom has seen better days, it’s time to spruce it up this springtime. You can do this easily by yourself without getting in a contractor. There’s no need to remove any of the fixtures or fittings, you can simply give them a good clean, regrout the tiles and perhaps replace the faucets and showerhead for a modern new look for this space. All you need to do then is replace the shower curtain and bath mat, perhaps a lick of paint on the walls and you’re good to go – perfect!

4. Make A Garden Bench
As the weather warms up, you’ll probably be thinking about how you can get more out of your garden this year. One of the best ways to enjoy your garden more is to make yourself your own garden bench so you can sit outside on the warmer days. It might sound difficult to make a bench, but you’ll get great satisfaction from completing your project. With the right tools and enough practice, creative projects like this aren’t as difficult as they sound. You can find online tutorials that will show you how to get started, or you could even take a woodworking class that will help you to learn the basics skill that you’re going to need to make your own furniture.

Are you ready to tackle a DIY project this spring? Any of these four ideas could be the right one for you this year. Whether you want to tackle the inside or outside of your property, you’ll find that one of our suggestions is sure to tick all your boxes. What are you waiting for? It’s time to get started!

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