In ordinary circumstances, even the most house proud amongst us don’t always notice when certain nooks and crannies of our homes are looking slightly shabby – we’re far too busy with the hustle and bustle of family and work to inspect our living spaces every day.
But during lockdown, it’s natural that you might notice that your interior could do with sprucing up, and those niggling deficiencies you would usually overlook can soon become seriously distracting.
However, with many DIY stores open and other firms offering home delivery, there are several simple domestic fixes you can undertake without the help of a tradesperson.
To help you get started, here are five lockdown home improvement hacks.
If those chipped kitchen cupboards with peeling paint are getting on your nerves and another coat of paint doesn’t seem to make a difference, ordering an expensive new kitchen isn’t your only option.
Order self-adhesive vinyl from eBay and, provided you apply it carefully, your kitchen units will look brand new – be careful of those air bubbles if you want a smooth and seamless finish.
Wall stickers and decals are another excellent and economical way to personalise a living room, kitchen or hallway.
And when you order from a firm like Wallboss, you can design your own decal using their terrific templates, have it delivered and position it perfectly in a matter of minutes.
3. Remote Office Art
Is your remote office looking a little drab? You can add some cool products like for example a coloured acrylic splashback to your home office from Simply Plastics that will make this little area look very cool.
Or, if you’re a fan of edgy and creative tattoo art, you can purchase digital prints from Abandon Ship – this cool designer has a range of colourful retro designs you can customise with your name or a motivational motto.
4. Skirting Boards
Now probably isn’t the time to turn your home upside down as you paint it from ceiling to floor – your family wouldn’t forgive you for the upheaval!
But by simply giving your skirting boards a fresh lick of paint, you’ll be surprised how clean and fresh rooms and hallways feel – plus, darker boards give a room a more contemporary feel, while lighter boards can make any space seem larger.
The design of your internal doors has a huge impact on the energy flow in your home – for instance, having a glass panelled door makes a space feel more open and airier, while a solid door might be preferable for a quiet study area.
Order stylish designs from Oakwood Doors and they can be delivered to your home where you can hang them yourself – it’s not as tricky as it sounds and there are several great instruction videos online from DIY specialist stores.
Try these five home improvement hacks and instead of getting frustrated as you sit on your sofa and scan your home, you’ll feel an enormous sense of satisfaction that you resolved the situation yourself – all while learning valuable new skills!
That’s our list! Let us know if you’re doing any home improvement during the lockdown in the comments section below.
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