DIY house updates to complete this summer holidays.

This summer will undoubtedly feel a little different. We work all year, looking forward to spending Christmas and the turn of the year, at home. But over the past months, we were at home more than ever before.

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14-Jan-2021

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Amanda Smith

DIY house updates to complete this summer holidays.

This summer will undoubtedly feel a little different. We work all year, looking forward to spending Christmas and the turn of the year, at home. But over the past months, we were at home more than ever before.

And with this year’s shift into more of a remote style of working, chances are the synergy between jobs and home will continue. This makes where we live more important than ever. If you’re looking for little tweaks that will have a big impact on your lifestyle, consider these DIY house projects during your summer holidays.

Re-design your home office

If you worked from home this year because of the lockdowns and social distancing, you’ve probably had to make do with a temporary set-up. Maybe your kitchen doubled as your ‘office’ or the small room that crammed all your ‘house stuff’.

Now that you have some time, focus on creating a work from home nook or room that inspires you, encourages productivity, and offers some privacy. If you’re looking for design ideas, jump on Pinterest or Instagram.

Change your curtains

Windows don’t get enough attention when it comes to giving your home a new season makeover. Summer is a good time to think about your windows, as you want to take steps to avoid heat getting in.

Curtains are an easy way to keep your home cool, while giving your windows a new summer look. You can go for a gorgeous bright colour or stay neutral, with a stylish soft cream.

Add greenery, inside & out

For a quick splash of summer, deck your halls with greenery. Indoor plants are a great way to add colour, without having to commit to expensive artwork. Care for your plants and they’ll last many years, making them valuable décor. Add a hanging plant to your shower curtain, drape leaves along your wall, and line your kitchen window with potted greenery.

And while you’re at it, see how you can update your garden. This is the season for wine out on the deck, so brighten up your view with plants and flowers.

Create a herb wagon

Always spending money on herbs? Would you love your own herb garden but don’t have the space? Create a mobile planter that you can move into every sun-drenched corner – and even wheel into your kitchen.

Head to Bunnings and pick a garden trolley. Think about the herbs you use often, such as rosemary, chives, basil, parsley, and thyme. Use this resource for step-by-step instructions on how to create your herb wagon. You’ll thank us for this last idea.

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