Best New Year DIY projects

Home Improvements 2019-12-12
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The New Year is the perfect time to give your home a new lease of life, so here’s our pick of the best DIY projects.

If your home has been looking a bit tired or you fancy something new for 2020, check out these amazingly effective but simple DIY projects to get your teeth stuck into.

Turn your spare room into a study
Whether 2020 is the year you’re aiming to get that big promotion, you’re looking at new opportunities altogether in the New Year or are just planning to keep up the good work in your current role, having a home office always comes in handy. Deck it out with some funky shelving for storage, a nice spacious desk and a comfortable chair and you’re good to go!


Get creative with your paint
Giving the walls a lick of paint is always a great way to cheer up an otherwise stale room, but it doesn’t have to be a boring design. You can do all sorts with painted walls these days, from half and half which gives a sophisticated feel, to a cool and unique geometric design. It may take a little longer than just the one colour, but it will be worth the extra effort.


Add a runner to stairs
Spruce up your stairs by adding a thin strip of carpet known as a ‘runner’ down the middle. Whether you opt for an eye-catching stripe, a bold pattern or something more subtle to complement your wall way and landing space colour scheme, a runner is a great way of adding some luxury to what can very easily become a very transactional area of your home.


Update your light fittings
Lighting is one of a room’s key focal points, so changing up the fitting can really make a difference if you’re fancying a bit of a change. There are lots of choices, so make sure it’s something that complements the overall look of your room, from industrial to rustic, luxurious to modern.


Re-seal kitchens and bathrooms
When the sealing round sinks and baths starts to get a bit worn, it’s amazing how quickly that can have an impact on the overall look of your kitchen and bathroom, making them feel grubby. A quick fix for a brighter looking space is to restore the sealing. It’s relatively quick and easy to do and you will be shocked by the impact of the results.


Re-paint the decking
Spring may seem like a long way off but it will be here before we know it, so one job to get ticked off your list is a refresh of the decking. A jet wash, sand and new base of paint can make the world of difference to your garden meaning you can start enjoying the sun as soon as it makes an appearance.


Hitachi Hints and Tips is intended to be informative and interesting. It does not constitute financial advice, and you should always do further research when making any financial decisions. All information was correct at date of publication.


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