Now that the weather is improving, there are lots of DIYs you can tackle to improve the value of your home and maximise your enjoyment of your space. Here are a few examples. Each one has a blog post linked.

These projects are all budget-friendly, DIYable and many have a sustainability element as they save on waste by improving what is already there rather than replacing with new.  Let me know if you need more info on any of them.  

Paint your patio or garden path

 If you have a very tired patio or ugly concrete path you don’t always have to undertake a huge demolition and reconstruction project. With the help of a pressure washer, some masonry paint and good stencil set you can transform the look and feel. This project can usually be completed for under £100 over a couple of days and is well worth the time and effort.   

Tutorial linked here

Give your garden decking a revamp

Old, slippy and unattractive decking can be both a hazard and an eyesore; by giving it a glow up you can enhance the space ready to host alfresco dinner parties or simply enjoy the summer sun. Using a pressure washer, decking cleaning and reviving solution and some decking oil you can get the timber looking like new. This project costs £50-100 and takes a day or two depending on the weather and how many coats of oil or stain you need.  

Tutorial linked here

Transform a cupboard into a mini utility/laundry room

 This space-saving DIY project totally transformed an empty cupboard and elevated the storage and organisation. Once a clutter magnet, the cupboard was totally overhauled after implementing several storage hacks. Cost - under £200 and completed in half a day.  

Tutorial linked here 

DIY Wardrobe doors from scratch

A good set of built-in wardrobes can be the difference between an average bedroom and a seriously stylish one but they come at a price. Creating DIY wardrobe doors using MDF or ply and adding shaker-style panelling details, fancy hardware and a slick paint job is a sure-fire way to get the high-end look on a small budget. These doors cost around £200 for 5 and took a couple of days’ effort spread over a few days. 

Tutorial linked here

IKEA hack built-in shelves

A wall of built-in shelves can add value to a room and provide a stylish focal point, but custom joinery doesn’t come cheap. Using basic IKEA flatpacks and DIY materials for a built in look is a great way to create the luxe look for a few hundred pounds. This BILLY hack project pictured cost under £350 and took a few days to complete using 4 x standard IKEA BILLY bookcases. 

Tutorial linked here

uPVC door makeover

Upgrade ugly uPVC doors into faux crittall with reeded glass film. Painting uPVC doors and applying reeded glass film instantly gives a fresh new look and by adding painted wooden strips you can create a crittall look door on a budget. 

Tutorial linked here

DIY wheelie bin store

Add value and elevate curb appeal by corralling your wheelie bins in a stylish wooden shelter. This DIY project can be completed over a couple of days using constructional timber and exterior paint. Building planters for the roof and adding fragrant herbs is a great way to finish it off.  

Tutorial linked here

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