If you’ve got some time on your hands and want to spruce up your house but haven’t got much DIY knowledge these four easy projects are just the trick and the best bit is they can all be achieved without having to leave your home. Oh the joys of home delivery.
Upgrade your security system
Smart home technology is all the rave these days and what better way to join the 21st century of home security than the fit your own video door entry system. Most systems feature a simple 2 core cable installation meaning that you can fit it yourself using basic instructions. Or to take your home security to the next level you can get a wireless CCTV kit, which allows you to protect your home remotely all without the need to do any wiring. With these additions to your smart home system, all that’s left is to get a kettle you can turn on right from the sofa – because who doesn’t need that in their life.
Give your bathroom the TLC it deserves
Your bathroom should be an oasis in your house, the place you come to relax and unwind but maybe you’ve noticed a few odd jobs that you’ve been putting off. Like the rest of your home, your bathroom needs a little TLC every now and then and resealing your bath or shower is one of those jobs that need doing every so often. Don’t be put off and think you need a professional to get it done right because even as a DIY newbie this can take you just an afternoon, leaving you the whole evening to marvel at your work.
Start by using a utility knife to remove the old silicone, apply some white spirit and leave it to dry to avoid the growth of mould. All that’s left to do is load the silicone sealant tube into the gun and away you go. If you’re not so confident in your DIY skills try practising with the sealant on some scrap card and consider using masking tape to get a neat line on your bathtub.
Revamp your kitchen tiling
Meanwhile, your kitchen is the heart of your home. Whether you fancy yourself a chef in the making or dabble in cooking from time to time, giving your kitchen a fresh new look should be up there on your priority list. The great news is that revamping this space doesn’t have to come at a huge cost and you can do it all without having to step out your front door.
With the huge range of tiles available online you can create everything from a minimalist backsplash using sleek and modern tiles to a feature wall that speaks for itself. Once you’ve found the perfect tiles it’s as easy as adding a trowel and tub of tile adhesive to your basket - or grout if you’re feeling more adventurous – and once it’s delivered to your house you can get right to it. And for those DIY enthusiasts who want to step it up a notch why not invest in a tile cutter and take your skills to the floor?
Upcycling is the new recycling
A DIY project that involves only buying a few extra tools and supplies must earn a spot in your good books. Are there any pieces of furniture in your home that have seen better days? Maybe you’ve inherited an old “antique” or found a bargain in a second-hand shop and the item has been crying out for a fresh lick of paint.
To take that old desk or bedside table from drab to fab you’re going to want to strip it back first, so it’s time to get out the sandpaper. After sanding, dust it down and apply your primer coat, this will help you get an even coat and give that professional effect. Once dry, apply your first coat of paint and again wait for this layer to dry before adding any more coats. Job done!
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