We all love being at home, but when you’re constricted to it for 24 hours a day for the foreseeable, you can grow a little restless.
To keep yourself busy and active over the coming weeks, have a good look around the place and set a few objectives, areas for improvement both outside and inside the house.
You will likely find that you can accomplish some of the goals you set right now and draft in help from other family members for assistance.
What will make it onto your ‘to-do’ list? These three DIY jobs should have a place on it:
Revive a room with a fresh lick of paint
It’s spring, with lots of light, longer days to look forward to, which should leave your indoor spaces feeling lively.
If some of your rooms could do with a bit of brightening up, you could touch up any areas where paint has started to come away or completely repaint them.
For a cheery colour that will wake up a good sized room this season, and beyond, try a sage green, yellow or coral pink. Get a mix of these colours by painting skirting boards and doors in different finishes. Use pale / light colours for any rooms on the small side as it will help make them feel bigger than they actually are.
Applying a stain blocker will stop the colour from being damaged by water.
Repair and recycle items
Too often, we put off things that need fixing until it’s too late. Don’t be that person!
Get the tools you need out of your toolbox to mend a leaky kitchen or bathroom pipe, tighten a loose door knob, unclog a drain, patch a hole in a wall etc.
Doing it yourself will save you some cash and if you get stuck, you can always find a YouTube video for a visual guide to repairing something.
Whilst you’re at it, see what trash you can turn into treasure with some upcycling.
Convert food cans into pretty pots for housing flowers or make an ice bucket out of your paint cans, great for putting those wine bottles on ice.
Fulfil the potential of your garden
Your garden offers you the breathing space you need at a time like this, somewhere you can get fresh air and a break from those four walls.
Take indoor living outside by setting up all your garden furniture, and any comfy bean bags you have, as well as your barbecue so that you can cook and dine al fresco on those lovely spring days.
See to the garden itself by mowing the lawn, removing weeds, cutting back any overgrowing plants and neatly strimming the surrounding edges. This will give you a wonderfully picturesque view to look out on.
So that you can remain in your outdoor space after sunset, install candles and lanterns, and keep some torches close to hand.
We’re still taking orders and there’s a massive 40% off everything at Amber if you want to organise bigger home improvements for post-lockdown. Our Special Offers page has all the information you need.
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