For some, just the sheer mention of the term DIY sends shivers down their spine. The thought of all that drilling, cutting and measuring is just too much and, to be honest, it’s easy to see why. The DIY world is fraught with areas for potential error and, particularly if you’re undertaking a big task, the thought of doing it can be relatively daunting. Because of this, you need confidence when it comes to DIY. Commonly, we all have the skills, and most jobs where we pay for an engineer or a fitter could have actually been done at home, saving costs. Here are some great examples of how you can boost your DIY confidence, completing chores that need to be done in time for summer in the process.
Cleaning Out the Gutters
It may be a smelly and rather time-consuming task, but cleaning out the gutters is absolutely essential if you want to avoid larger structural problems at a later date. What’s more, it couldn’t be simpler – all you’ll need is a leaf blower, a pair of gloves, a ladder and a bin bag. It may be tempting to ring for someone to do it, but there really is no excuse not to (unless you’re scared of heights, of course).
Woodwork Rejuvenation Projects
No matter whether you’re sanding, sawing or cutting, woodwork is a laborious task, and there’s simply no way around it. However, in spite of this, sanding can actually be largely therapeutic, and it’s also a great workout. It’s highly unlikely that you’ll be able to ruin your piece of wood by sanding it, so it’s a great way to build you DIY confidence, and no matter whether you’re sanding or staining, you’ll need relatively few tools – a sheet, some sandpaper and some varnish should suffice.
Re-grouting a Bathroom
Simple, quick and easy, re-grouting is a task that can be completed in a matter of minutes, making a world of difference to your bathroom in the process. The curing of the grout takes time, but other than that, the process is simple, and you’ll only require a couple of easy to use tools. This will make your bathroom look fresh and vibrant while most importantly keeping it leak free.
Changing a Door Handle
Once you’ve got a bit of DIY confidence (and you’re certain that you’re not going to ruin the house), you can upscale your tasks to dealing with problems like dodgy door handles. Invest in an electric drill (like the ones from Elcocks) and set about changing it. As long as you’ve got the right screws and fittings, you’ll have no problems – you’ll be changing the whole door next!
So there we have it, 4 DIY jobs you can do at home to boost your confidence. Of course, these are only a select few of the tasks that you can undertake, and we haven’t even begun to discuss things like building flat pack furniture and putting up shelving. These types of task are far easier than you’d think, so go on, give it a try – you might find it easier than you’d think.