Spring is traditionally a time where the house gets a little refresh, whether that’s with a deep clean or sorting out your possessions to feel anew. Those with a bit more time and budget also find it’s a great time to kickstart a DIY or renovation project that will give your home a new lease of life. If this is this case in your home and you are looking for inspiration, then read on as I share some of my favourite renovation project ideas you can tackle this season.
Build your own furniture
Building furniture may seem like a daunting prospect, but it is a lot easier than you think. Using old pallets are a popular option as you don’t need to have major carpentry skills to achieve something that will look great – and there are lots of detailed tutorials out there. You could build a small table or coffee table, a chair or shelves for example. If you’re ambitious, you could even create a whole set for your garden!
Pallets tend to be quite inexpensive, so they’re perfect if you’re on a budget. If you contact local companies, you may be able to find them for next to nothing – some companies even give them away if you’re lucky.
When moving into a new place, most of us don’t place radiators very high on the list of things to upgrade, but they can have a massive impact on the final look and feel of a room. After all, you wouldn’t want to have a perfectly cosy living-room with radiators that look like they were made over 30 years ago!
Nowadays, you can find a plethora of designs, colours and styles from leading brands, so you’ll find something that will complement your interior. Make sure to pick a size that will give you the best heat output without fitting awkwardly – it might be easier to shop online for this as retailers will have a wider choice of sizes, so you don’t have to compromise.
Upgrade your taps
Replacing a whole sink can be a bit of a pain, but replacing taps is not only much easier, it’s also kinder on your wallet. Whether you have a mixed tap or separate faucets, choose a style and colour that will stand out in your sink area.
Traditional-looking faucets can look great even in modern bathrooms. Contemporary designs can also stand out, particularly if you choose bolder colours like copper or golden metals.
Add patterns on your tiles
If the word ‘tiling’ starts to trigger your fight or flight response, you’re not alone. Tiling can be an intensive process with no room for mistakes. Unless you want to be staring at slightly misaligned tiles for the rest of your days, tiling is best left to professionals.
That being said, there are easier ways to refresh the tiles on your floors or walls without having to redo them. Using paint suitable for tiles, you can easily create patterns or geometric shapes using stencils or painters tape. They will make for an eye-catching feature in any bathrooms or kitchens (or anywhere you have tiles).
We hope that this post has inspired you for your next DYI project. You can find more articles on home projects in our lifestyle section here.