10 DIY Projects to Consider When Working From HomeAugust 13, 2020
Since it seems like work-from-home life is here to stay, it’s best to focus on positive ways to be productive. Your commute is shorter, you save on gas, you save on insurance and you can finally get around to some DIY projects! Maybe even some of which you’ve been putting off for a long time. How exciting!
We’ve come up with a few DIY projects you can embark on, from the grotesquely boring to the enjoyable, which should make your work-from-home experience a little more enjoyable.
Plant an Herb Garden
Planting an herb garden is not only satisfying; it’s also incredibly useful! Plants like basil grow easily in hot weather and provide you with lots of fresh ingredients. Best of all, many of these herbs grow in just a few weeks, making them perfect for the impatient chef.
If you’re not planning on growing your herbs from seeds, buying pre-potted herbs is a great way to enjoy the same herb garden experience. You can easily plant them in the ground or move them to larger pots when you need to. As a bonus, you’ll have a few herbs to use immediately.
Paint Your Baseboards
While it may sound a little boring, painting your baseboards is is an incredibly easy way to make your house or apartment look nicer. Use painter’s tape to ensure that paint doesn’t spill over onto the walls, and you should be good to go. For more information, check out this in-depth guide.
Paint an Accent Wall
Accent walls are a great way to make your space look larger, which if you have a small house or apartment, is a huge benefit. They also provide an easy way to add some panache to a room.
An accent wall is a great way to showcase a striking painting and other features of your room. Best of all, it’s only one wall. It’s all too easy to embark on a full room-painting odyssey only to find that it’s far more work than you thought. The accent wall, by comparison, is quick and easy, and if it turns out you don’t like it, it’s easy to repaint.
Bring Some Green Inside
If your work-from-home space is looking dull, plants are the perfect way to brighten things up. First, they look great in a wide variety of interiors. Second, they provide several health benefits, which include making you happier, helping with stress, and even boosting productivity. Just make sure you put them in a place where they’ll get plenty of sun.
A great alternative to traditional greenery is succulents. They provide a lower-maintenance way to enjoy the same plant experience. Many succulents only need watering on occasion, and as long as they have sun, they tend to thrive.
Change Your Knobs
If all you have is a screwdriver, you’re in luck. With that one handy tool, you can change all the knobs on your drawers, door or wherever you please!
Spruce up those plain white knobs with color, and maybe even some designs. Just make sure you choose knobs that match the holes you already have. Other than that, the world is your oyster – or rather – knob.
Build a Backyard Pond
This is a big project, but ultimately, one of the most satisfying. Fortunately, in exchange for the hard work, you will have something to be proud of for the rest of your life. As a bonus, your pond will attract wildlife to liven up your yard. The best news is, while building a pond may be a lot of work, it isn’t particularly difficult, and with the proper supplies, you’ll be watching the fish swim in no time.
Make Some Ice Cream
Up to this point, you’ve been working hard. How about a break? And what better way to do that than with some easy, shake-up ice cream.
All it takes is heavy cream, salt, vanilla extract, and granulated sugar. Put the ingredients in a mason jar. Shake the jar until the cream thickens, then put the jar in the freezer for 3 hours (the perfect amount of time to say, paint some baseboards). When you come back, you’ll have ice cream ready to eat!
Build a Chair
When you’re sitting by your pond eating a fresh, mint ice cream, you’ll want to sit in style. So why not put together a custom chair? It’s easier than it sounds. In a couple of hours, with only a drill and a circular saw, you’ve got a handmade chair. Whenever you look outside, you’ll be astounded by your own craftsmanship.
Build Some Cornhole Boards
At this point, you’re probably tired of losing to your arch-rival in cornhole. You know who we mean. This is the person with the spin in their throw, who sinks a bag every toss. It’s time to get training! Build yourself a cornhole board to get started.
Not only will your board be durable, but your opponents will also be intimidated knowing that the playing field is one you’ve created with your own two hands. As a bonus, you’ll have something to do while on conference calls. Just have an excuse ready for the noise. Although if you’re good enough, there should be next to no noise at all!
Add Some Smart Light Bulbs
With a couple of Smart Light Bulbs, your home will be transformed. You can toss your flickering yellow light bulb and replace it with colorful lighting for any mood. Whether you’re looking to feel cozy at night or productive in the morning, the right lighting is imperative in making sure that you are enjoying your every moment in your work-from-home space.
Smart Light Bulbs are also cheaper than ever, which means now is the time to take control of your lighting.
Build a Boat
Here’s a not so easy DIY project for those extra savvy builders. Build a boat. Not just any old rowboat, but a speedboat from the 1960s.
Built in the same style as the boat speed record-holders, this boat is no slouch, and with the right motor, it will soar across any body of water. Just don’t forget to read the diagrams and wear a life vest and safety helmet.
You may be stuck at home, but take this opportunity to be productive! Use any number of DIY projects to fill some of the time you’ve saved by skipping the commute every day. You’ll be surprised at how much you can get done. If you’re looking for some other things to do at home, maybe some that are more fun than painting the baseboards, check out this article.
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