Easy DIY reno projects for self-isolating Aussies

By Gerv Tacadena

Some Aussies may choose to use the time in isolation to renovate

The self-isolation measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 have allowed Australians to consider kickstarting their reno projects.

Sjanna Sandalova, media specialist at the Real Estate of Western Australia, said there are several renovation ideas that would not require turning the house into a construction site.

One of the easiest and most affordable ways to give a house a new look is a fresh coat of paint. Sandalova suggests painting rooms with a lighter and natural colours to create an "illusion of space".

"Alternatively, if you're feeling spontaneous, choose one wall either in your bedroom or the living room to be a feature wall, which you can paint any colour you want," Sandalova said.

Landscaping the lawn can instantly give a property a facelift. Now that most Australians are spending their time at home, it will be easier for them to get into gardening, Sandalova said.

"Start by doing the basics if you need to, which includes mowing the lawn, pulling out all the weeds, raking leaves, etc. Then, depending on what kind of outdoor space you have to work with, you can decide how you want to lay out your new garden," she said.

Replacing door handles and fittings is also a simple reno project anyone can start doing during the quarantine. This task, however, might be more complicated as it would require some tools. Sandalova said looking for online tutorials will help people carry out this task.

Another way to update the home's style and look is by rearranging furniture and changing decorations.

"You may find that you will easily get bored and sick of your home after doing looking at the same thing every day, but a simple re-shuffle of furniture will have it looking like a brand-new space again," Sandalova said.

More Mortgage News