Just a few months ago, many of us were wishing for more time at home. With the coronavirus outbreak and social distancing restrictions, many of us now have more time at home than we know what to do with. We are now staying active anyway we can and looking for things to keep us busy.
While no one would wish for a pandemic, one advantage of the quarantine is that we now have time to work on DIY house projects. As long as you have your essential DIY tools, you can make the most of your time by tackling home repairs or working on DIY home décor ideas. Some of your DIY home renovation work could even be a good opportunity for quarantine activities with kids.
With this list, we have an assortment of DIY home projects that cover everything from craft ideas for home décor to DIY home renovations. Stay active during quarantine and hang shelves, build backyard furniture, a bird feeder, end table, or bookshelf, refinish your front door, or do some cleaning around the home.
Take Advantage of the Quarantine and Hang Some Shelves
You might have a number of rooms that could use a new set of shelves. If you buy a set of premade shelves, you’ll just need your cordless drill and some basic hand tools to hang them. But if you’re looking to stay active and take advantage of this quarantine time, you could build your own custom shelves. You can find free plans for building shelves online and it is a project that does not take a lot of time or skill.
New backyard furniture can be great for making an outdoor space more useful and more comfortable. Building a garden bench is a relatively simple project you can do with some wood, your basic toolkit, and the 20V ExacTrack 6-1/2” Circular Saw. Beyond benches, you could consider DIY home projects like making an outdoor dining table or building some chairs for your patio.
Craft Ideas for Home Decor Include Making a DIY Bookcase
A bookcase can be a nice storage solution to add to any room. Along with that, it can be a good DIY home décor idea. Depending on where you plan to use it, you can find a range of bookcase plans to work from. Most of these projects do not require expensive tools and many of them can be completed in just a few hours.
Refinish Your Front Door
Your front door makes a big difference when it comes to how the front of your house looks. Applying a new finish will restore the look of your front door and it is a DIY home improvement project that almost any person can do. You will just need some basic finishing supplies and a good power sander to remove the old finish.
DIY Home Projects: Make a Wooden End Table
Building a wood end table can be a nice way to use your time during the quarantine. A DIY end table can be a nice piece to add to many of the rooms in your home, and you could even find plans to make an end table to go with your outdoor furniture. This is another DIY home improvement project that does not require expensive tools, and depending on the plans, you could have the table built in less than a day.
Stay Active and Clean Your Home Exterior
Your home’s exterior can get really dirty and it can have a significant impact on the appearance. With the 40V Hydroshot Portable Power Cleaner, you can have your home exterior looking good as new. The portable design makes it easy to handle as you move to different outdoor areas, and the 4-in-1 power nozzle offers various settings for different cleaning tasks.
Make a Compost Bin
Building a compost bin can be the perfect DIY house project for gardeners. It will give you a source of nutrients for your plants, and building the bin can be one of those quarantine activities to do with your kids. Depending on your needs, you have different compost bin plans you can use. Some of the plans may take just a few hours, and you may save others for a weekend DIY home project.
Build a Bird Feeder for a Quarantine Activity With Kids
If you are looking for quarantine activities with kids, building a bird feeder is one of the best options. You have a variety of different bird feeder plans you can choose from, and it is a project that can keep you and your children busy for a few hours. Not only that, but you will be able to enjoy watching the birds come to use the feeder once it is finished and in place.
Clean Your Windows
Giving your windows a thorough cleaning is one of those DIY house projects that often gets put off. With some extra time on your hands, you might as well clean the interiors and exteriors of your windows. This is another task that can be good for the Hydroshot. The sprayer can make it easier to clean your windows and the window squeegee with sprayer can help you get a nice streak-free finish.
Clean and Organize Your Garage
If your garage is a disorganized mess, now is the time to get things in order. Clean everything out of your garage, organize your tools, and build in some handy storage solutions. Once you have your garage in order, it will make all of your future DIY home renovation projects much easier.
On a final note, take the time to learn how to prioritize DIY projects before you get started. Even though you have a wealth of free time, you still want to use it wisely. Try to get to the DIY home improvement projects that are most urgent or the ones that offer the most value first. Once you tick those off your list, you can then move on to the DIY ideas that you are just doing to pass the time.
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