Whether it’s your first home, or your fifth, there’s something about a home that needs fixing up that excites people. Doing a good piece of DIY makes you feel as if you’ve made the home truly yours. It’s something fun for all the family to get involved in. If you’re moving into your new home, there’s most likely so much more you can do than if you’ve lived there for a length of time. This article is going to focus on the two main areas you improve in an already used and abused house.
Bathroom
     The bathroom is possibly one of the most neglected rooms in the whole house. Especially if you have children. Unknowingly, damp builds, wallpaper or paint becomes worn out, tiles develop cracks. You can tell the bath or shower needs a little spruce up. It really isn’t that hard to do so. It doesn’t require a whole new bathroom to give it a new lease of life. If you have paper or wallpaper, spend a day or two stripping it all down. Having a fresh canvas to redesign the bathroom is needed. Think bright colours such as white or creams. Bathrooms tend to be the rooms with the smallest window, so creating extra light is perfect. Give the bath/shower and tiles a deep scrub with a homemade solution. Simply use some warm water and pour in a few tablespoons of baking soda. Scrub away with that, then use a bleach solution, rinse and the tiles and bath should come up sparkling new. Buy some new accessories such as a toothbrush holder, maybe even a small plant, and the bathroom will look as good as new again. For ideas of DIY home cleaning solutions, check out this article http://nonperfectparenting.com
Garage
     Not every home comes with a garage, but if yours does, you’ll know how blessed you are to have that little extra bit of space. It can be used for literally everything, not only the car. The one downside is, they tend to get used to store clutter. Clearing it out is an almighty task, but the space you’ll realise you have afterwards is incredible. Throw out anything unwanted, and use the space for practical things. You could set up a mini childrens play area, a small personal work out gym, or even go all out and convert it into a spare room or utility room.  If you don’t have one, look into solutions such as building your own. Whether it be a separate outhouse or an attached garage. Depending on how much time you have, there are specialist packages from companies such as http://armstrongsteel.com/. You can either purchase and build yourself, or get them to do it for you. It will be a great little storage addition, and you can make it into literally anything you want it to be.
     So it’s not that hard to transform the two most neglected rooms in your house. Yes, some renovations may be a little more expensive than others, but having the feeling that you’ve accomplished something is one of the best in the world. For any more DIY ideas, check out these mood boards https://www.pinterest.com
 


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