If you’ve been spending a lot of time inside your home over the past couple of months you’ve probably spotted some home improvement tasks that need fixing, whether it’s adding a fresh coat of paint to the lounge or getting your garden ready for the warmer weather. However, these activities don’t need to cost the bank. In this post, we’ve included four projects that you can do to get 2022 off to a flying start.
Build a bookcase
Whether or not you’re an avid reader, you’ve probably got books lying all over the place that is lacking a bookcase to call home. This is the perfect task to keep you occupied for a few hours. If you’re someone who is doing this from scratch, then before you start it’s good to make sure you have everything you need, from plenty of wood to a strong glue handy to keep everything in place. Afterwards, you’ll have the satisfying task of tidying up and putting your books on the new shelves.
Create a feature wall
If you’re bored of looking at the same walls in your home, then why not create a feature wall? You can find loads of inspiration online and the solution can be simple. If you don’t want to break the bank doing this, you could make stencils and paint patterns on your wall, or even get out the photo albums and create your own collage.
Upcycle your kitchen cupboards
Kitchen cupboards are some of the most robust cupboards in the home, coming into contact with a range of different liquid splatters and being open with wet hands. This is where upcycling comes in, especially if you’re worried about replacing a set of doors so good. Why not take them all off the hinges, give them a sanding to remove any paint and varnish, and then paint each door a specific colour to match the vibe of each respective room.
Create a wildlife-friendly garden
Your garden says a lot about you, especially with Teddington named one of London’s greenest suburbs, so why not make the most of your garden and turn it into a wildlife hotspot? Apart from just letting the grass grow and planting wildflowers, which is still a big help for the bees and butterflies, why not build a bird box? This could offer food throughout the year for when birds could struggle, and if you have any wood leftover you could even build an insect hotel. Even though London houses generally aren’t known for their large gardens, making small changes to the space you have can make a big difference to the small creatures that live around you.
It doesn’t matter if you’re experienced with decorating or would rather get the experts in: these activities can be completed in under a day and can add a new lease of life to your home or have a positive impact on the local wildlife.