Why spend your time bored with boring TV shows? Start a project!
No one wants to spend their summer bored or without activities. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to keep yourself busy with things like painting, baking, or taking up a new hobby. Choose what fits with your personal interests or what can be shared with friends and family. These five easy projects will give you the perfect excuse to spend your summer break having fun!
Painting & Decorating
Try brightening a room with a new coat of paint; it will freshen up their living quarters or office spaces. It has become an increasingly popular way of transforming the ambiance in any room. It is also one of the easiest ways to get a facelift for your home without having to invest in something too pricey.
Build a BBQ
The summer months will soon be on us, and there’s nothing better than spending time in the garden enjoying the company of friends and family. An interesting project where you will use a range of DIY skills is to build a brick BBQ. Supplies are readily available from outlets such as www.hbcpro.ca. It will also give you bragging rights when your friends admire your handy work.
Gardening is a relaxing and productive way to enjoy the outdoors and get some fresh air. It is also a great way to add value to your home without having to invest too much time or money into a project.
If you want to make a bigger statement than simple gardening, you could have your garden landscaped. Redefining your outdoor space can give the appearance of a larger garden. You can also take this opportunity to improve your environmental credentials by planting trees or by having a pond installed in your garden.
Reduce your carbon footprint
Following on the idea of creating a good environment in your garden, you can also reduce your environmental impact using these tips:
- change all bulbs to environmentally friendly options
- change your faucets and showerheads to low-flow options
- install thermostats in each room
- improve your home’s insulation
Install a new front door
When you install a new front door, it can have a dramatic effect on your curb appeal. It will also give you added security.
The installation process for a new front door is not too complicated. You just need to take measurements of the opening and then bring those measurements into the store to purchase the door that best fits for your home.
Update your kitchen
The kitchen is the heart of the home; it’s where you spend your time cooking to feed your family. An updated kitchen can be a great way to add value to your home and entertain friends in a fresh environment.
A modern kitchen need not be out of reach for most people. You don’t have to renovate or redesign your entire house just for an updated kitchen. Many small, inexpensive updates can give your room new life and value.
Whether you are a DIY expert or you are starting out, these ideas should keep you busy and off the sofa.