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DIY Solutions To Making Your House A Home

Life can sometimes feel like a hectic race where you have no time for yourself. While this is sometimes true, you can always rely on that relaxing feeling you get when you step in the door to help soothe what ails you.

But what if your home isn’t a relaxing space? There are no shortages of home maintenance issues that can disrupt your alone time.

Whether it is a messy living room, lack of space or the absence of light, you can find that your home is just as stressful as the outside world.

Don’t fret about that, though. We have organised a number of DIY solutions to help with your everyday problems.

Build A Space For Yourself

The last thing you want when you’ve spent all day with other people is to deal with someone else’s problems. This does not mean that you should immediately ignore your family or housemates, but finding a space to be alone is crucial to surviving in the modern world.

One example of a space that you can call your own is a garden shed. Sheds are no longer reserved for gardening materials and storage.

There are some impressive examples of homemade sheds out there that showcase a number of purposes.

You can build a shed to house your hobbies, store your gadgets or even make a second living room outside.

Whatever you choose, just remember how important your alone time is. What’s more, you can even use your new shed to complete some other DIY projects on this list.

DIY Storage

Another problem that you are sure to face is keeping your home tidy. You have probably tried everything to provide a healthy living space, but there is just too much stuff to keep on top off.

One solution for a messy home is increasing your storage space. However, this comes as a bit of a double edge sword because you don’t have the space for your possessions, so how are you supposed to find more storage space. Once again, DIY can provide the solution to your problem.

Opting for a DIY fitted wardrobes can give you an edge over store-bought storage systems as you can tailor your designs to the space that you have and your DIY skills.

The wardrobes found in furniture stores are often large, cumbersome things that are designed to take up a lot of room and store as much as possible.

By building a DIY fitted wardrobe, you can fit it to your own specifications, proving that little bit of extra storage that you need.

Another example of DIY storage is shelving. These are possibly some of the easiest things to build. All you need to do is sand down and hang a flat piece of wood on your wall.

Again, the customisation options are based on your skill level, and it only takes a few of these to improve your storage options.

Consider Adding More Light

This is a trickier solution to your problems, but you may want to allow more light to enter your home. The outside world is full of stressors, but one of those is certainly not the sun.

Natural light can improve your mood and make your home feel more spacious.

An easy solution to letting more light into your home is changing your doors. In some rooms, you will definitely want privacy, but others could use a transparent pane on the door.

These windows will filter light through your home and make the whole place feel brighter.

You can be more extreme and add more windows and skylights, but perhaps these jobs are best done by a professional.

Make Your Home Yours

The most important part of making a house a home is adding details to ensure that it has your personality. Flat-pack furniture is nice to a point, but when everyone ends up with the same decor it can feel as if your home is even blander.

It doesn’t take a lot of effort to improve your living space. A few homemade pieces of furniture can go a long way to stamping your mark on a property.

Some objects are easy to create, such as the aforementioned shelves and a coffee table. Place one of these homemade pieces in the centre of a room to make it pop.

Furthermore, you can make adjustments to the existing furniture that you have bought. Carefully stencilling signature designs or artwork into your pre-built furniture is a great way to place ownership over your mundane objects, giving your house a much-needed personality boost.

Perhaps try making an adjustment or two to your existing furniture to express your design ideas and improve your DIY skills in the process.


The most important thing to remember when trying to improve your home is that you should always be as creative as possible.

At the end of the day, it is your home and you should know what changes will suit your lifestyle.

These are just some helpful suggestions, so take what you need and make your house a home.

About Dylan Garton

Dylan Garton is a cofounder of Skill Builder and freelance video producer, camera operator and video editor.

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