If you are interested in renovating your home, you might have been put off by the considerable cost involved. While it is essential to always bring in professionals to deal with specialist tasks, such as anything structural or electrical, there is a surprising amount of home renovation you can do by yourself. Here are four home improvement DIYs you can do while in lockdown to help you save money.
#1: Convert the Attic or Basement to a Useful Room
In many homes, the attic or basement is a dark, dusty space used to store the Christmas decorations and creep the kids out. However, with other storage solutions available (discussed below), you can quickly turn these spaces into attractive, useful rooms. How about a games room for the kids, or a den for the adults? Or moving your washing machine and dryer from the kitchen to create a dedicated laundry room? Once you have dealt with the storage issue, you will have plenty of ideas for how to use the extra room!
#2: Build a Steel Building for Extra Storage
Need somewhere to house the possessions removed during your attic or basement remodel? A steel building is the solution. Once used mainly as barns by farmers, more and more people are seeing them as a viable domestic storage solution, building them alongside their houses to store items away from the main house to ensure a tidy, clutter-free home. Steel buildings are available pre-fabricated in a range of sizes to suit your needs, and there are plenty of resources available showing you how to build a metal building once your kit has arrived.
#3: Remodel Your Kitchen
Kitchens are one of the most trend-led rooms in interior design; as such, they can look dated quickly. Vinyl, wall tiles, and Formica might be in one year, then the next year the fashion is for granite worktops, breakfast bars, and range cookers. You can easily replace any flooring yourself, thanks to easy-to-lay linoleum floor tiles. Likewise, if you do not like the color of the walls, you can repaint them using a color to suit both the décor and your personal tastes. It is possible to carry out more intensive renovations by yourself. With a sledgehammer, for instance, you can remove a dividing wall separating the kitchen from the dining room to create an open plan entertainment area. However, as this is a structural alteration, it is best to consult an expert beforehand.
#4: Update Your Bedroom
The bedroom is possibly the most comfortable room in the home to update, as they do not need any complicated appliances and you can decorate based purely on your own taste. Paint is available in every color of the rainbow: you are sure to find a shade you would like to use for your bedroom walls. Then, once you have painted the walls, you might like to add some artwork. Family photographs, band posters, art prints—whatever makes you happy when you wake up in the morning.