DIY and renovation

Wonderful and easy DIY projects to do around the home that make a difference

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Home improvement projects don’t have to break the bank or require professional help. With some creativity, elbow grease, and a little know-how, you can tackle a variety of DIY projects to improve your living space. Here are our easy and wonderful DIY home improvement projects to consider:

Repainting walls

How long could it take: 1-2 days depending on how many coats you want to do 

Painting is one of the most accessible and impactful DIY projects you can do for your home. A fresh coat of paint can brighten up a room, add personality, and even make it feel larger. If you’re feeling bold, consider an accent wall or a unique colour scheme.

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Add a featured wall using wallpaper

How long could it take: Do it in half a day

If you’re looking for an easy and affordable way to transform the look and feel of a room, then wallpapering a wall might just be the solution you’ve been searching for. Not only does wallpaper add texture and color to your walls, but it can also create a sense of warmth and personality that paint simply can’t match.

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Retiling a hallway or room 

How long could it take: between 3-7 days depending on the size of the floor

Are you tired of staring at the same old worn-out flooring day in and day out? Then it’s time to consider the transformative power of retiling your floor! Not only does it instantly freshen up the look of any room, but it can also increase the value of your home and make it more attractive to potential buyers.

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Image by @thepaupercastle uses painted floor tiles to create a fun, full-of-character room that pops against the white cabinets.

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Replace kitchen counter

How long could it take: In a day

Not only can new countertops give your kitchen a fresh, updated look, but they can also provide a more durable and easy-to-maintain surface for all your cooking and food preparation needs.

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Image by @mrsnhome refreshes the kitchen with new countertops. From black countertops with cupboards with silver handles to an oak worktop and matching coloured handles to make the kitchen feel brighter and warm. 

Install shelving to maximise your space

How long could it take: Up to an hour

With more storage space comes more room to breathe, making your home feel more open and inviting. And when everything has its place, it’s much easier to keep your home clean and tidy, reducing stress and promoting a sense of calm and relaxation.

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Image by @aheartfilledhome spruces up a hallway by adding clever shelving that blends beautifully into the panelling for added storage in such a clever way.

Replace a fireplace with a log burner

How long could it take: 5-7 days

With a wide variety of styles and designs to choose from, including everything from traditional cast iron to modern glass and steel, log burners are a versatile and customizable heating solution that can fit seamlessly into any home d├ęcor. They burn wood instead of relying on gas or electricity, they can provide a more environmentally-friendly heating option for your home.

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Image by @ourhappyplace7_ completely renovated the living room space, in particularly the fireplace. By replacing the real fireplace with a log burner and wood block mantel, the living room is now a fresh and modern space that can easily be switched up as and when needed. See the before and after here.