So you’ve just bought yourself a new desk for your home office, and the cashier asks if you want to pay extra to get it assembled. Yes, I know this sounds tempting. Why worry when it can all be done for you?
Or maybe you need a new bed or shelf, but you’re put off by the price tag.
Well, apart from the obvious money saving costs, doing it yourself can bring many benefits. So why DIY?
1) Save money
Let’s get this one out the way first. DIY can save you a lot of money, especially if you have a few things going at once. You should ideally research what parts you need and have the right tools at hand to make them with. There’s so much information available today that is accessible in seconds. If you DIY, you can easily save thousands of pounds. Why not think about what to do with that extra cash in your wallet instead?
2) You are the captain of the ship
You really do call the shots if you DIY. From the materials you decide to use, the amount of draws you want, the type of wood, the colour, the world is your oyster. You can truly make the room (or home) of your dreams and the possibilities are endless.
3) Stronger relationships
OK, so it’s called ‘do it yourself’, but we all know this doesn’t have to be a solo task. Get your family together to help, and you can have some good bonding time. If things look tricky, rack your brains together and work it out, you never realise how satisfying this can be!
4) Transferable skills
The more you do something, the better you’re going to get at it – and this certainly applies for DIY. Knowing how to use tools well, you can utilise these skills for other life tasks. For example, if you become adept at using a wrench, you can use this when doing other things like fixing a bike for example. These are skills you don’t only keep at home, but you can use in other situations in the future.
5) It’s rewarding and fun
When it comes to home, there’s nothing quite like the satisfaction you get when you’ve built something from scratch with your own hands. In a way, it is quite special knowing that you have created your child’s bed yourself for example. Along with the saving costs, using something you’ve designed yourself, the precious family time and the skills you’ve gained along the way, what is there not to love about DIY? You can almost be guaranteed that you’ll be both happy and satisfied with the number of hours you’ve spent building items for your home – so give it a try!