What is your DIY project?
by Emma on 11 April 2017
Continuing with the Bank Holiday DIY Projects theme, I thought I would share with you some of the tips and tools available from the internet for undertaking any project. The mission is to achieve the best results in the best time.
In my last blog, the main message was to PLAN way ahead of embarking on any DIY project.
The image for this blog is a very simple printable Project Planning sheet which you can download from selecting the image or clicking here. If this version doesn’t meet your project's requirement then take a look here for an array of planning sheets that others before you have created. Best of all they are free and simple to print out.
Steps to DIY Project Management.
When it comes to any DIY project there is one fundamental step you must begin with before steaming ahead and deciding to strip wallpaper or hire in a skip. Get prepared BEFORE the allotted time has arrived to make over the space or embark on your DIY project.
Here's a quick 5 Step process to a successful DIY project.
Plan what you are going to do.
You are only going to have a limited amount of time if you want to achieve your goal within a weekend. Don’t waste time waiting until the weekend to choose what jobs you will be working on.
We always want or need more time, money and contentment. Researching your jobs BEFORE you start will make savings on all of these. Not putting time into choosing the right design for your job will waste time and money rectifying it and will leave you disappointed with the end result. Deciding on a budget and researching how much it will cost to complete ensures you can get the job finished on time and without potentially getting into debt.
Make sure you stock up on materials before the weekend gets underway. This way you will know how much the project will cost before you start and ensure you have enough time to get it all done.
Time may be of the essence but rushing a job can lead to silly mistakes and poor finish. My Hubby’s rule of thumb is “Measure Twice, Cut Once”.
It may be the bank holiday weekend but starting early in the day ensures you can make the most of the time. The earlier you start the earlier you finish. Hopefully giving you time to sit back and relax to enjoy what’s left of the weekend
Embarking on room decorating can often hit its first hurdle when trying to empty the room. Maybe you want to decorate but have no idea where to put everything.
If the first project you need to do is to reduce and declutter your room or home then I found this helpful article about just this on the Houzz website. As well as tips and ideas for decoration and home improvements you can also find local suppliers and tradespeople in your area.
All under one roof at CW Jones Carpets and Flooring Bristol.
At our showroom off Hartcliffe Way, you can find a huge selection of carpets, wood flooring, vinyl, luxury vinyl tiles to look at and feel. We have an expert team who can help you navigate your way through your requirements and show you your best options at the best prices in the whole area. We offer a free measuring service and if you can’t make it into the showroom then we can come to you.
For more information visit or contact us at CW Jones Carpet and Flooring, 10 Vale Lane, off Hartcliffe Way, Bedminster, Bristol. BS3 5RU. Open Mon-Fri: 9am-5.30pm, Sat: 9am-4.30pm. Tel. 0117 966 1454