It’s always fun thinking of new DIY projects to attempt around the home and that satisfying feeling you experience when it’s completed. DIY projects have always been popular amongst many people but even more so last year when people were restricted to staying at home for long periods of time, which meant finding more DIY jobs to complete.
Whether you were one of many getting stuck in with decorating, upcycling, or gardening tasks last year only for them to be unsuccessful, or whether it’s something you are thinking about doing this year and are in need of some DIY tips, Chill Insurance have put together a guide to help with all your DIY needs.
Here are 4 tips to keep in mind when starting a DIY project around the home.
Do plenty of research into interior trends
Interior trends come and go, so ensure you have done plenty of research and are happy with your choice before starting any DIY project. The last thing you want to do is work hard on a project like redecorating a room, only to complete it and not like the finished result. Avoid this problem by taking inspiration from interior design blogs and magazines, as well as platforms like Instagram and Pinterest.
Consider if it will increase the value of your home
DIY projects not only give your home a fresh new look but can also add value to your home should you wish to sell in the future. Upgrading your bathroom, adding a loft conversion or an extra bedroom are all projects that can help give your home an added interest when it goes on the market. Even smaller jobs around the home like keeping the garden tidy and fixing any broken tiles can add value to your home, so it’s something to bear in mind.
Make sure you use the right tools
To avoid a DIY accident and to ensure your safety around the home, make sure you are using the right tools and that any electrical tools are in good working condition. Always familiarise yourself with tools before using them and wear the appropriate safety gear such as safety goggles, a dust mask, and gloves if you are spray painting or if there will be lots of dust around the house.
Avoid DIY projects that are out of your depth
Trying to complete a DIY project in your home that is beyond your limit is admirable but can be rather foolish. If you suspect it might not go according to plan, or you have no idea what you’re doing, leave it to the professionals. Especially if the task at hand involves electrics or gas, these are jobs that you will want doing properly, or else it can end up costing you a lot more down the line. Not only that but poorly finished DIY jobs can also devalue your home.
So, the next time you think about starting a new DIY project at home, keep these 4 tips in mind.