If you’re an avid handyman and know your way around home maintenance and renovation, the New Year is the perfect time to tackle those DIY projects you’ve been thinking about. For projects that require specialist tools, consider from a reputable company such as Talisman Plant and Tool Hire. By renting rather than purchasing tools, you ensure that you have the best quality without having to pay for expensive equipment for once off projects.
Here are some DIY and home improvement ideas for the New Year:
Freshen up with paint
From walls to pieces of furniture, repainting in the latest colour trends (light and dark neutrals with the odd splash of bright colour) will give your home an ‘on trend’ look that’s easy and relatively inexpensive to achieve. For a super smooth and even finish, consider hiring an air compressor from a company to spray paint items.
Put up some shelves
You can never have enough storage space, and shelves can look great while being highly functional. Shelving is also very easy to install – either buy a ready made kit from the local hardware, or purchase wood and bracket for your own design to fit your space – using the appropriate power tools and equipment.
Refurbish the patio
If your outside paving is looking a little dated, or is not tiled at all, renovate your outdoor entertainment area with new paving stones. While this kind of project is a little more advanced, the job is not too difficult – but you’ll need construction rental tools such as a breaker to remove old tiles.
Build a braai
Speaking of your entertainment area, one of the easiest DIY construction jobs is a built-in braai. Either find a tutorial online, or design your own – it’s really just a rectangular brick ‘box’ with a removable grill and adequate ventilation.
Make a storage box
Whether it’s used for outdoor cushions and accessories on the verandah or in your kids’ room to store toys, a wooden box with a hinged lid is a simple DIY project with multiple uses. Finish with a coat of paint or varnish, and don’t forget to use exterior varnish for outdoor use.