When it comes to building the perfect home, we often leave our dreams in the hands of the professionals. This is often for the best. After all, we wouldn’t recommend braving building a new sunroom for yourself if your day job is an office nine to five dealing with paperwork. But there are little tasks that you can carry out yourself and will add a personal touch to your humble abode. So, it’s time to get your overalls on and roll your sleeves up. Here are some simple DIY jobs that you might like to try out.
Fix Squeaky Hinges
A squeaky door hinge is one of those irritating little problems that nobody seems to ever get around to fixing. But it truly is simple. So take a couple of minutes out of your day to squirt a little oil on them. Make sure there is something on the floor to catch any leaks and prevent damage to carpets or a slip hazard on wooden floors. While you’re at it, you could do your shed doors and garden gate too.
Address Sticky Windows
If you have sliding windows, you may find that they become difficult to open and close after a little time. But instead of hurting yourself in the process of pulling them up and down, fix the problem. All you need is a little silicone spray lubricant to put things right. This will be available at your local hardware store and won’t cost all too much.
Paint The Front Door
The front door is the first aspect of your home that your guests will see. So make sure it’s up to shape. Take an hour out to paint your front door. You could freshen up with the same shade or be daring and opt for something new. Regardless of the color, make sure people are aware that there is wet paint on the door. This will avoid accidents like people putting their hand into it, ruining their clothes and smudging your handiwork.
Neaten Up The Yard
It’s easy for your yard to become neglected, as you won’t spend much time in it for most of the year. But remember to regularly spruce it up. Trim hedges, pull up weeds and use a reciprocating saw to prune tree branches. Depending on the size of your tree and the strength of the wood, you may need different size saws and blades. There will be something out there to suit your needs. Mow the lawn and use a strimmer to get into hard to reach areas, such as corners.
Clean The Grout In Your Bathroom
This isn’t the most glamorous of jobs, but it needs to be done eventually. If you neglect the grout for too long, your bathroom will start to look dirty or grimy. This is the opposite of what you want in the room you use to clean yourself. Use a strong cleaner and a toothbrush (throw this away after) to scrub away the dirt.
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