Practical DIY Projects You Can Do to Improve Your Home

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By Luciana Oliveira

Embarking on the occasional DIY project is something that garners interest from a large percentage of people. That said, even when we have the right ideas – and the best intentions – by our side, it can be hard to know how or when to start. 

However, there is a solution for those people, and that is to do DIY projects around the house that are practical in nature and able to aid you in some way. 

Replace Your Flooring

One of the most practical DIY projects you could opt to undertake is installing some form of water resistant laminate flooring. Whether your bathroom tiles are starting to look a little worse for wear, or your kitchen is crying out for a renovation, laying new floors is one of the quickest ways to make your home feel new again. 

 Water resistant laminate flooring is a hugely popular choice for homeowners. With it, you get to take advantage of all the benefits laminate flooring can give you but with the added bonus of water resistance.

 In the long run, this is more than likely going to save you a ton of money on repair bills, and that even goes without mentioning the headache that comes with fixing issues with flooring. 

Optimise Your Room

Optimising your bedroom and making it work for you is something that everyone should strive to do, not only for those who are looking for fun DIY projects. What we mean by this is putting as much emphasis on the things that matter as possible. 

 For example, something simple like installing blackout blinds to improve your sleep or getting a new chair to improve your back posture is all it takes to make a positive change. You should be able to get the point from the previous examples we gave you, but in short, try and optimise your room in as many ways as possible to work for you and improve your life, rather than be a hindrance to it. 

You’ll want to be particularly mindful of new additions to rooms you’ll be changing a lot or upgrading. When thinking about kitchen makeovers, optimize the room as much as possible with practical storage and decor that invites light and freshness.

Create a Space for Everything You Own

Creating a box for personal belongings is perhaps the thing that got you into practical DIY in the first place. If this is the case, there is no reason to stop there, and creating a space for everything you own is one of the most practical DIY projects you could do. Everyone knows the frustration that comes with losing an item or object and it’s something that happens to people on a day-to-day basis. Luckily, this event can almost be completely avoided just by making sure everything you own has its own space. 

 For example, if you put all your tools in a draw and struggle to find what you are looking for when the time comes to use it, making small boxes for each individual tool category could save you a ton of time and effort. For such a simple thing, creating a space for everything you own is one of the most practical things you can do.

 We know how frustrating it can be when you want to make changes to your home but cannot find something that is both practical and worthwhile. However, all the points we mentioned throughout this article directly fit this bill and fulfilling said changes will certainly be more than worth your while. 

 All of the changes we stated can be done completely alone, are relatively cost-effective, and will help you in more areas of your life than just improving the aesthetics or function of your home.


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Luciana joined our team as a mum blogger in 2020. A dedicated mum to a lively daughter and a dog, Luna, Luciana brings authenticity and passion to every post. Her expertise in parenting and lifestyle topics offers practical, relatable advice for real-life situations.

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