Anyone who has spent a lot more time at home of late will likely be looking for projects to occupy their time. It is fair to say many people have dabbled with DIY work in the past few weeks. Also, if the findings of a survey carried out by Barclays Mortgage is to be believed, many homeowners in the UK think their DIY work has added value to their home.
Close to 50% of respondents said they intend to arrange a property valuation when the time is right and safe to do so. There are many ways you can add value to your home with property improvements, and this has been a big part of the DIY boom of late.
DIY offers short and long-term benefits to homeowners
Of course, DIY offers short and long-term benefits. If you have a lengthy repair list, the past few weeks might have provided you with the perfect opportunity to cross these items off. This might also have helped improve the mood at home! Also, a lot of people like carrying out repair work as it boosts their mental well-being.
In the short-term, DIY work gives you a boost, and it can make your home feel more spacious and welcoming. In the long-term, DIY work can add value, and it can help you sell your house. You don’t need to be in the process of selling your home to benefit from DIY work, but it helps.
If you are currently uninspired and have no idea as to what you should do around the home, help is at hand. It is always interesting to see what other people are searching for. If you plan on undertaking DIY work, you will find the internet to be of significant value. There are many platforms offering video tutorials, step by step walkthroughs and a lot of fantastic advice.
As of mid-May, the Google Search Trends for the past 30 days provides the following Top 10:
• How to make a bar out of pallets
• How to lay composite decking
• How to build a brick BBQ
• Hedgehog house DIY
• How to build a raised deck
• DIY piping bag
• How to build a fence
• How to build decking
• How to lay decking
• DIY water feature
It shouldn’t be a surprise there is significant interest in garden-related DIY work. Anyone who has a garden has likely spent a lot of time in the garden as much as they can. There are ways you can make your garden area more spacious and more attractive, and this again will offer short and long-term benefits.
• Plan your work from start to end, making sure you have everything you need before you start the process
• Look for material and equipment which offer value for money as opposed to necessarily the cheapest items
• If you plan on carrying out DIY work in the garden, or your home, please consider the following tips:
• Double-check all measurements, fittings and colours
• Be honest about your confidence and skillset
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