DIY is a great way to combine an enjoyable hobby with palpable improvements to your living space. However, the idea of getting into DIY can be daunting, which is why this article exists. This guide aims to suggest some easy and enjoyable ways to start experimenting with DIY and, hopefully, getting comfortable with the idea of building things yourself.
Paint the Walls
A good way to start yourself on the DIY path is to get yourself some paint and change the colors of the walls in the room you want to customize. This is useful because now that the room looks different, you’ll be more comfortable making further changes to the space.
Build a Bookshelf
One of the easiest things to build, and a good place to start on your DIY journey, is a simple bookshelf. Literally, just cut pieces of wood and fix them together properly. You should be able to build a bookshelf even without a lot of tools, which means it’s a great way to get started and begin to build your confidence when it comes to DIY.
Once your bookshelf has been around without falling over for a few weeks, then you might be more willing to believe that you can build other things that will probably hold themselves together too. On top of that, it’s a great way to get familiar with the skills that form the basis of almost all DIY work:drilling and sawing.
Customize Your Workspace
If there is any single space that you’ve ever wanted to make changes to, it’s probably where you work. You spend the majority of your time in the same place, and having a customized and highly functional workspace would probably really help with productivity and the effectiveness of said space.
Take some time and measure out your desk and the space that you have dedicated to your working area. With this information, you can start planning out your incredible DIY redesign. Try to keep things simple; the more complicated a project, the more likely you are to run into issues, but if there is anything you really want to do, then do it. The only way to truly learn how to do something is to just do it, after all.
Once you have a plan in hand, you can get your materials together, from wood to coach bolts, and begin working on your project. Be sure to follow your plan carefully and look up anything you aren’t sure about. Less haste, more speed, as the saying goes.
Improve Your Sitting Space
Another fun thing you can do with DIY is improving your couches and general sitting area in your living room. There are a number of ways that you can go about this, from wooden armrest sleeves to built-in footrests, but its always important to think about what you want from the space. If there is something that you think would really make the area better, then that is what you should focus on. Be it a built-in drinks holder or softer armrests.