A Beginner's Guide to DIY Home Improvement

A Beginner's Guide to DIY Home Improvement
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Does your home need a spruce up? If so, your first thought may be to call in a professional, however, this can be costly, and instead, you should consider making some changes yourself. If you’re new to the DIY method, then you should consider the following tips which will offer you affordable and quick solutions to enhance your home.

Pick up a paintbrush

When it comes to updating your home, it is not only the big jobs that are important, as the little tasks like painting also make a massive difference. If you’ve never painted before, your first step should be to get the right equipment, including a trim brush, cleaning supplies and a pan and roller. These items will ensure that you complete the job properly, while also saving yourself a significant amount of money.

When choosing a paint colour, it is important to consider the effect it will have on the room. For your living room, you should consider light colours which make your space more bright, airy and spacious. Property companies like RW Invest use neutral shades to create a sense of luxury in their contemporary apartments, which is a great selling point for investors.

Create custom shelving

If you live in an apartment or a small house, you may have limited space to store your belongings. To resolve this, you can create your own storage solutions, which will provide a place for all your personal items.  To build your shelves, all you need is some plywood, a circular saw, a compressor, a nail gun and a ripping fence accessory which will make it much easier to cut the wood. While this may seem a lot, it is actually much cheaper to purchase these items and do it yourself than it is to bring someone in.

If you have a garage or a shed, you could hang shelves on the walls, which would be perfect for holding boxes or any other items that need to be stored away. The reason why a garage is a great place to put DIY Shelving is that there is leeway for any mistakes you make. So, if you cut the wrong size wood or the shelves are wonky, you can always fix them without worrying about imperfections.

Basic plumbing repairs

If you’re feeling brave, you may want to learn the basics of plumbing, as this will come in handy in the event of a leaky tap or any pipe issues that occur. This will help you save a significant amount of money on calling out a plumber, who will most likely charge an extortionate price for an unnecessary checkup.

If you’re sick of your kitchen tap leaking, you can get to work using a trusty vice grip and channel lock pliers, which are necessary for loosening and tightening faucets. This can be achieved in a matter of minutes, which will help you avoid water waste and expensive water bills.

Leave it to the experts

While there are a variety of jobs that can easily be done by yourself, there are others that would definitely require a professional’s help. This includes electrical installation, such as lighting, plug sockets, dishwashers, and more. These jobs should be completed by an expert to avoid any damage or harm coming to your or your home.

You should also leave tasks like demolition or custom jobs to the professionals to ensure that the job is done properly, as this will help you avoid any financial setbacks. Anything that protects your home, such as insulation or waterproofing, should also be completed by a qualified worker, which will reassure you that your house is safe to live in.

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  1. I just repainted my living room and it's such a wonderful change!!

  2. I love the built in shelving!

  3. Nice! Thank you so much for the helpful tips. I will surely try this at home.

  4. a lovely DIY sharing, enjoyed my read & appreciate some new info learnt from here, thanks for sharing this. cheers, siennylovesdrawing

  5. amazing ideas, I have a friend that is moving soon and I'll share this with her so that she can have some DIY ideas for her new home :D

  6. Hi thanks for all these useful posts in your blog.Also I like your reviews very much.Happy blogging.

  7. I love a good DIY project. I redid the floors in my home and painted my kitchen cabinets. I love it.

  8. Love it. I am also a creative person and more into details like home decorating and DIY stuff.

    1. we can explore and mandate designing our own space and be more creative :D

  9. Thanks for the easy ideas to refresh a room. Can’t wait to make some summer changes.

  10. Thank you for these tips, Blair! I need these ideas for our house.

  11. We just bought a house and did interior design. It feels nice to decor house :)

  12. I love the photos you shared and I love folks who are great at DIY projects. I enjoy decorating but not fixing things so, I'm a member of the delegate, delegate and delegate class. Hahaha
    Elizabeth O


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