DIY checklist: 10 easy projects for your home

Got some spare time on the weekends or looking to start a new project? There are plenty of opportunities in your very own home, whether it’s to increase your property’s value or simply make it a more comfortable home to live in.

You might have found that you have spent more time at home over the past year or so. Have you noticed that your kitchen cabinets are looking a bit tired, or that your bathroom tiles are stained and cracked? Could a trip to Bunnings and a little patience (and a YouTube tutorial or two!) help you get your place back to tip-top shape?

Anyone can DIY!

DIY is not beyond the capabilities of anyone, as long as you prep yourself properly! Spend some time learning to really grasp the techniques required for the project you want to start. This can mean the difference between something that looks perfect and something that actually looks worse! It is also a good idea to ensure you have the right tools for the job, and take care to read all the instructions and safety warnings to prevent any injuries during your DIY escapades.

When it comes to finding ‘how-to’ info, there are lots of online articles and videos that can guide you through almost any basic home improvement project. You should look into a variety of these resources; it’s important to read articles that give you simple and clear instructions, but also take the time to watch tutorials of someone actually doing the project to see the techniques they use.

Understand your limits

Don’t bite off more than you can chew with your attempts to spruce up your place. It’s important to be realistic and know the limits of DIY jobs and your abilities. Sure, you may have watched a tutorial of someone making a table or set of cabinets, but if you’ve never attempted much woodworking, and you don’t have the best tools, you might find yourself with a very different outcome to what you expected.

Also, don’t be afraid to call in the professionals if you want to change something in your home that is beyond your capabilities. There are good reasons to leave bigger projects like repairing a roof to the experts, rather than try to do it yourself. At the end of the day, if you don’t have a background in a particular area of construction, then you should not attempt to “do it yourself” as you may unwillingly cause damage to your property.

Having said that, here are 10 easy DIY ideas to get your hands active. All you need to do is click on the link to download your free 10 point checklist!


Doing projects around your home can be a great way to spend your time, but don’t forget to update your home and contents insurance if you’ve installed anything that adds value to the property.

Choosi makes it easy to compare, choose and apply for home insurance policies from a range of providers. You can compare quotes right now or call 13 55 55 for more information.

Posted: 28 Jul 2021

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