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DIY Jobs for Autumn

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

As autumn makes its presence known, it’s time to prepare your home for the winter months and take care of those niggling jobs you’ve had on your ‘to-do’ list. With many people spending more time at home, DIY is the perfect way to give your surroundings a new lease of life, as well as embark on a new hobby.

Whether you’re a seasoned DIY pro or total beginner, the feeling of achievement when you complete your project will undoubtedly boost your mood. To improve the look and feel of your home in a matter of hours, take a look at some of our best DIY tips and tricks...

 

Skirting Boards

Approximate time required: 2 hours

Skirting board renovation may not be at the top of your priority list; they are often forgotten about when it comes to revamping a room. However, you’d be surprised by how much they can transform the look and feel of a space. The process of fitting a new skirting board needn’t be a complicated, lengthy process.

 

Our handy 5-part guide  will help you perfectly fit a skirting board with basic woodworking skills. Simply choose your moulding, cut it to size for external and internal corners, secure the moulding to the wall and add any finishing touches, such as varnishing or painting.

 

Scotia Beading

Approximate time required: 2 hours

 

Wood flooring or laminate flooring requires an extension gap around the perimeter of the room as they naturally expand and contract. Scotia is a decorative moulding used to cover this expansion gap without removing the skirting board. What’s more, this job can be easily achieved with basic DIY skills.

 

For the lowdown on how to choose and fit the correct moulding, take a look at our useful guide. From fitting the beading to adding decorative touches, this guide will help any DIY rookie achieve the perfect moulding.

 

Renovating plain doors

Approximate time required: 3 hours

Did you know that you can turn your plain doors into classic statement pieces, without the hassle of replacing them? Using our mouldings, you can transform your doors into impactful design statements. Our guide breaks down how to determine the dimensions and placement of the mouldings, cut the mouldings to length, apply them to the door and paint or prime as desired.

 

These are just a few examples of how you can use DIY to give your home a facelift in a matter of hours. From learning new skills and having full control of the job, to saving money and enjoying the sense of achievement, the benefits of DIY go far beyond a means to an end.

 

To find out more about how our mouldings can add the perfect finishing touch to your interior design project, visit: https://richardburbidge.com/inspiration