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Small DIY tips to beat the lockdown blues

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Small DIY tips to beat the lockdown blues

Taking on a DIY project during lockdown not only helps keep you busy but can also spruce up your home environment and beat the feeling of being cooped up.

Now is a good time to start researching, budgeting, and planning for a large, long-term project for the summer to add space and value to your property.

This could take the form of a loft conversion, extension, garden room or other building work.

In the meantime, many projects can be completed in an afternoon or over a weekend and they don’t have to break the bank.

Small but effective changes can revolutionise the look of a living space.

Upgrading to brighter, more efficient light bulbs not only make reading easier and reduce strain on your eyes but also save money (and help the environment) by using less electricity.

Kitchen appliances like dishwashers or fridges that are beginning to look tired and worn can be revitalised by using simple peel and stick vinyl wallpaper, which is available in a variety of colours and patterns.

Reinvigorate dowdy kitchen cabinets with a new coat of paint, perhaps using a brighter, bolder colour you wouldn’t have considered in the past.

Putting up new curtains or blinds enables you to control the level of light in different rooms and is important for ensuring comfort for sleeping and using computer screens.

Consider buying cushions or other soft furnishings that match one of the colours you have chosen. The combination of new items can really freshen up a room.

Increasing your bathroom storage will help organisation and remove clutter, resulting in a less chaotic living space and a calmer atmosphere.

New cabinets can be freestanding or fixed to a wall, while vanity units fit around the base of the sink. Additional shelves, drawers, towel racks and holders can neatly provide storage without reducing space.

Having a thorough clear-out can also transform your home and needn’t take a huge amount of time and energy. Hiring one of our handy skips helps you deal with accumulated clutter in a quick and clear-cut way.