Curious? Check out the following examples to illustrate just what I mean:
Hide control panels inside of paintings
Most modern homes will have “control panels” for their heating and ventilation systems. For the most part, they get installed in discreet locations. Examples include cupboards or utility rooms where people seldom visit.
But, some properties may as well have a massive arrow pointing to their control panels! Does your home suffer from the same problem? If so, paying some builders and electricians to move yours will often prove to be costly.
One creative hack is to install a painting fitted onto a couple of hidden hinges. That way, when you need to access the control panel, you can just “pull” the painting towards you! Companies like IKEA have cottoned onto such ideas, as they sell mirrors for the same purpose.
Repurpose old furniture
One of the biggest home decorating trends for this decade is to repurpose your old furniture! Some of us prefer just to dispose of old wardrobes, for instance. But, did you know that you can reuse them for other purposes? All you need to do is put your creative hat on!
The drawers from an old wardrobe can get a new lease of life as wall shelves. And you don’t need me to tell you that you can paint them to match the decor of the room they get installed in.
Help air circulate in your home with louvre doors
Louvre doors are the ones that have downward facing slats installed. They are useful for rooms where you need air to flow inside of them. For example, white louvre doors are useful for bathrooms and airing cupboards.
Many people even fit such doors to their bedroom wardrobes. We all know that our clothes can smell “musty” after a while of getting stored in such an enclosed space. Louvre doors help to distribute the air evenly into the room, including the wardrobes.
Use wine racks as towel holders
Wine racks don’t cost a lot of money to buy. If you’re fed up of trying to find places to hang your bathroom towels, why not install a wine rack?
They are easy to install, and anyone with even basic DIY knowledge and tools can get the job done. And, of course, they are much cheaper than buying new bathroom cupboards and getting a pro to fit them for you.
Well, I hope the above DIY hacks have given you some inspiration for your home. Good luck!
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