Doing DIY around your home can really save you money compared to getting a professional in. It could also save you time, as sourcing someone to do the work, waiting in whilst they come and quote, deciding who to go for and then being there during the job all take a lot of time! If you work during the day you can save money by doing the DIY yourself in the evenings and weekends – so you don’t have to take time off in the day to wait in your home for anyone to come and do it. If you’re in a position to be able to buy a second property to rent out doing some of the DIY work yourself can save you thousands too.
Some jobs that people often think are beyond their skill level are plastering, tiling and laying engineered wood flooring. With some time spent watching YouTube videos, reading how-to guides and asking people who have already undertaken these tasks anyone can successfully save time, money and get great results.
A few super easy ways to improve your home with ease are:
Painting kitchen cabinets
You can get specific paint for kitchen cabinets, and you can turn even the oldest, most outdated cupboard doors and drawer fronts into something that looks much much more modern. Changing wooden or dark doors to a lighter colour can change the whole feel of your kitchen too!
Painting tiles in the Bathroom
Outdated or scruffy tiles in the bathroom can make it look really tired, especially if they have odd patterns on. With some good quality tile paint you can really brighten pup a bathroom without having to mess about with grout or cutting tiles!
Update Light switches and fittings
Old and out of date plastic light switches can make a room look tired, especially if the light switches have faded from a bright white. It is worth changing them to something a little more modern, perhaps with brushed steel or copper for a bit of a different look
Some jobs that I’ve tried my hand at are all on the simpler side but I would love to try tiling and plastering to save us money when we come to redecorate our bathroom, and improve all the old artex walls dotted around the house – nightmare!