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Where can you fit some funky DIY around your home?

Date Friday, 10 June 2016 8:22 PM

What could you create with DIY?

When you design your own home, there's plenty of room for you to make a special and unique mark on the space. Nobody will have lived in it before, so when you move in, every aspect will be just as you wanted, and you can style it in any way you (and your family) wants.

You might have a few pieces of furniture, or a great television that you're wanting to find a place for in your home. Without having to spend a huge amount of money, you can actually bring a lot of your own flair. How might you do this?

DIY projects save a lot of money when compared to buying new, and it's also a great way to recycle old materials! Getting into some light construction work is a fantastic way to bring the family together as well, so you'll be creating memories along with your new furniture.

Why is DIY so valuable?

Getting into some DIY is a fantastic way to bring the family together.

Not only will you get to create your furniture, from tables to chairs to desks and television stands, you'll choose the exact style to match your personal taste.

Houzz suggests that using wooden pallets for your furniture creation is an easy and affordable way to bring flair to your living spaces. Pallets can form the base of a lounge suite, and all that you'd need on top of that is a great cushion. Even a simple coffee table, with a clear glass top, can be a statement piece that really draws attention to your handiwork.

IBISWorld reports that furniture retailing in Australia is an $8 billion industry, and with so many people spending that much money, could you save on some of that outlay?

Making the DIY work for you

Materials and tools are really the only things you need to pay for - so you're saving a lot on construction that you'd otherwise pay for in a store. You can choose the materials, or use old gear you've got lying around in your family home, or even supplied by your friends.

And in terms of buying tools, IBISWorld has a separate report that notes the size of the online tool sales industry in the country - $278 million. You don't have to take time out of your busy schedule to head down to the nearest retailer, do it from the comfort of your own home.

Styling your brand-new home design from G.J. Gardner Homes doesn't have to be as expensive as you might have expected. Use DIY to your advantage, and create your own interior touches.

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