Self-Isolation DIY Home Improvement Ideas

Written By Alla Levin
April 16, 2020
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Your Self-Isolation DIY Home Improvement Ideas

Self-isolation has dramatically transformed the way people interact with their homes. Ultimately, as we are going to spend more time indoors for the foreseeable future, more and more homeowners have decided to upgrade their interior on a budget.

As a result, DIY projects have boosted home improvements in sales. Thankfully, there is plenty to do for different types of crafters.  If you are used to fixing things at home, seize the opportunity to tackle time-involving projects that you’ve been postponing until now.

If you are not yet a confident DIY-er, you can still make some changes that will make the space feel homelier and more inviting.  For anyone who wants to upgrade their decor over the weekend, here are some simple ideas to get you started Believe it or not, but by the end of the quarantine period, we will have learned and perfected new DIY skills! 

Home Improvement Ideas: give those walls a little loveHome Improvement Ideas

Everybody can paint the walls. You don’t need any special skills to give your living room a fresh coat of paint. All you require is a pot of color and a painter brush.

That sounds easy enough, right? Admittedly, there are a few tips to bear in mind if you’ve never painted walls before.  Ideally, you should pick a type of paint that is suitable for the room.

For instance, you will find moisture-resistant paint for bathrooms, and wipeable paints for kitchens. It’s best not to take unnecessary risks and move furniture and appliances outside of the room, or cover the surface for protection. It will prevent unwanted stains! 

Brand new floorsinstall your carpet

Upgrading your floors can help to revive your home. Carpets and laminate floors show signs of wear and tear after a few years. Therefore, if the room looks tired, it’s a good idea to start with the floor.

A brand new, good quality carpet can bring your interior decor together. Typically, you should work with a professional contractor to install your carpet.

However, if you’re struggling to find a contractor during the lockdown, you can order your carpet and install it yourself. It is a time-demanding process, but, after all, time is the one thing we have had in abundance since the beginning of the quarantine!

Same chair, new color

Getting tired of the same old chairs in your home office? There’s no need to buy new furniture when you can easily upgrade what you’ve got. Painting furniture can add a pop of color to your interior. If you use chalk paint, you can safely start painting without preparing the surface.

If you prefer to use another product, you will need to sand and prime your furniture before applying paint. As a rule of thumb, chalk paint dries rapidly and is ready to use without hours. With another paint, you may need to wait up to 3 days before using your chair again. 

Sew little pockets of happiness

If you’ve bought a sewing machine that you’ve barely used, it’s the perfect opportunity to get familiar with the settings. You can start with simple patterns, such as sewing envelope cushion covers to decorate your sofa.

Envelope covers are easy to make – they will be ready in an afternoon, even for beginners. But they push to explore new patterns and sewing projects! 

Who says that self-isolation has to be dull? You can boost your DIY skills to refresh your interior decor and create a cozy and fun home on a budget.  From sewing cushion covers to painting walls, be ready to transform your home. 

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