How To DIY Home Renovation In The Time Of Lockdown
Manila Bulletin|March 25, 2020
8 easy tips to follow using only simple tools
Johannes L. Chua

With time on the hands of a lot of people, home reno-vation suddenly seems like a good idea. The downside to this, however, is that you just can’t go to the nearest hardware or home furnishings outlet as they are either closed or you don’t have the “access” to go there.

So how to DIY your home renovation considering that you can’t bring in people to work with you (yes, observe social distancing), and you don’t have all the power tools and raw materials you need. Here are some tips.

1. Fix what’s broken first

Is there a leaking faucet? A broken tile?Or an unhinged window? Start your DIY renovation with fixing what’s broken for a long time. Pick up a hammer and a few nails to fortify old wood or rusted steel. If you need a new faucet or showerhead, it has to wait though, but a few “tightening” of some pipes here and there would save water from being wasted.

2. Rearrange furniture

You don’t have to purchase a new sofa set or a statement chair to make your space look different. Sometimes it just needs a new “perspective.” Rearranging furniture has a power to bring a fresh perspective to a space that has been “stagnant” for years. Try it. It can be as simple as pushing a sofa backward and putting two couches in front; or as complicated as changing the direction of all the seats. This costs nothing but feels like a renovation.

3. Bring the light in

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