19 May DIY Boom During Lockdown – Top Tips
While the Government has given the green light for the property market to operate once again, for many people, lockdown life is continuing as usual. If you are keen to move home sooner rather than later, we are more than happy to assist you. However, if you would prefer to hold off for now, there are still changes you can make in and around your home.
If you have spent a lot of time at home of late, and you are looking to freshen the place up, some DIY work will be very appealing right now. A lot of people say DIY work and home improvements boost their mental well-being, so this is the sort of activity that might be perfect for you right now. There is DIY boom taking place, which is no surprise.
Anyone who has a lengthy repair list will find this is the perfect opportunity to take care of these pressing matters. If you have long wanted to make functional or fashionable changes, you will not have a better time to do so.
The DIY boom provides a range of short and long-term benefits
DIY work offers short and long-term benefits to homeowners. You can create more space or make your home more appealing now, but you can also add value to your property. You can also make your home more attractive to likely buyers, which is an excellent outcome for anyone looking to sell their home when the market moves forward.
However, if you don’t have a list of jobs lined up, but you want to make some changes, what home improvement changes should you make first?
It is helpful to know what other people are looking to do, and Google Search Trends are highly informative. It is natural for people to search online for help and tutorials before carrying out DIY work. With step-by-step tutorials and advice from experts, it makes sense to seek out guidance before you commit to a project.
As of mid-May, evidence of the DIY boom is found in the Google Search Trends for the past 30 days provides the following Top 10:
- How to make a bar out of pallets
- How to lay composite decking
- How to build a brick BBQ
- Hedgehog house DIY
- How to build a raised deck
- DIY piping bag
- How to build a fence
- How to build decking
- How to lay decking
- DIY water feature
There is high demand for garden DIY improvements
Perhaps unsurprisingly, there is significant demand for information and advice on garden improvements. Anyone who has access to a garden is encouraged to spend as much time there as possible, and if you can make improvements which make your garden all the more appealing, all the better.
If you plan on carrying out DIY work in the garden, or your home, please consider the following tips:
- Be honest about your confidence and skillset
- Double-check all measurements, fittings and colours
- Look for material and equipment which offer value for money as opposed to necessarily the cheapest items
- Plan your work from start to end, making sure you have everything you need before you start the process
If you are looking for help with any matter of the Darlington property market, it is best to speak to property professionals. No one knows for sure what is going to happen next, so we won’t claim to have all the answers, but the Anthony Jones team is keen to help you as best we can. If you would like to contact us over housing matters, please call us today on 01325 776424.