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The Most Effective Home DIY Quarantine Ideas

If you’re like most people, you might have started a few DIY projects around your house during quarantine time. While in the US, lots of people are still spending hot summer days at home, there is still plenty of time to get DIY projects done before the cooler months hit, eventually followed by winter.

Painting an Accent Wall

Needing to start small? Maybe a room in your home office is starting to get tiring to look at. If that’s the case, maybe painting an accent wall is the answer. An accent wall can be anything you want it to be, even a white wall if the walls in a certain room are painting in more vivid colors. It’s an easy project that can be completed in just a couple of hours, with a measure of paint as small as a quart, a drop cloth, painters tape (I suggest Frog Tape myself), and some clothes you don’t care about. You’d be amazed the difference one wall can make.

Fixing Baseboards

Trying to make your house an anti-viral oasis? Have you recently considered that germs and bacteria might be settling in and around your baseboards? Some of the least thought about places in your home are the ones that collect the most dust, dirt, and home invaders. Cleaning them is a pre-holiday guest tradition, but replacing them might help make your home not just cleaner but more healthy overall. Make sure you have the correct tools, and don’t overlook Durham Instruments for outstanding laser measuring tools. You can check out their inventory at https://disensors.com/products/lasers/ for a great selection.

Hanging Shelves

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Laser measuring tools are also great for shelves, when you get one chance to do it right. What better way to show off all of the things you’ve ordered on Amazon during the pandemic than to install some new shelving? Increased storage can help in your home office, your garage, even your own room. You can go with the typical IKEA style, or even get ambitious and put in built-ins. Just make sure you measure twice, nail in once. There’s nothing worse than having to rescrew in drywall anchors. Make sure you also have a stud finder to get it right the first time.

Waterproofing Basements

As we’re already in a rainy season, you might be overdue to waterproofing your basement. This project is for the more advanced handyman, but it can also be done in a weekend. And this project can be accomplished in a number of ways. Ideally, you should attempt to pipe gutters into your storm drains. If that’s not a possibility, sometimes digging a trench can also prevent from basement flooding, as well. You first need to figure out what works best for you and take it from there.

Railing in Areas

You might be looking to make a bigger change in your home over this time. Maybe you’ve had an older relative move in with you or are trying to keep your child safer while at home. You might want to consider alternate railing options, and if that’s the case, you’ve got to check out glassrailings.ca for some fantastic ideas and consultations. This is a project you might want to call in the professionals on, though. If nothing else, you’ve got to check out their glass pool railings, which are a total game changer.

Whatever you decide upon, this might be the best time to get your hands dirty doing home DIYs.

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Norman Ewing

Always striving for "The Best Life", Norman Ewing moved from Denver to San Francisco to achieve his goals. Self development, fitness, exploring our world, and reading are some of my passions toward achieving balance. You can reach me at [email protected].

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