Why Now is a Great Time to Shop and DIY

Many of us have had to work from home these past few months due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This may have caused you to notice that a few areas of your home could use some work. Whether you are working from home or have a little bit more time on your hands these days, now is a great time for DIY projects because you will be able to focus and finally complete the tasks you’ve been meaning to do.

Painting is a great idea because it is easy to do and will make a very big difference. It is also affordable, so you won’t have to empty out your bank account for this project. A new coat of paint can transform your space entirely and elevate its appearance. It’s one of the few home projects people can easily do on their own, so it’s the perfect time to tackle a wall or two. You can choose fun new colours or stick to neutral tones if you prefer and regardless of the colours you choose, new paint will make your space more beautiful and inviting. You can have a lot of fun with this project and can choose to do an accent wall, which will help you achieve a brand new living space or choose to paint each room a separate colour. There are no rules to this DIY project and it really comes down to your style and colour preferences.

A lot of the major paint companies sell their products online and have apps that allow clients to preview their colours on photos of their walls. Modern technology can help you get your tools online but be open to colour variations because virtual paint can look different in real life. You can buy a small amount to test it out and if you like the colour, you can buy larger amounts to cover your walls.

Another DIY project you can focus on is small repairs because you can tackle minor problems like leaky faucets and loose cabinets on your own. Burned-out light bulbs and other similar nuisances can make your home uncomfortable and this is the perfect time to make a list of any small issues so that you can fix them. Update old and outdated hardware and use your time to switch out old handles, knobs and faucets. These minor issues are really easy to fix and inexpensive as well, so now is the time to get them done. You can do all of your shopping online and the design options are endless, so you won’t have trouble finding fixtures that meet your style preferences. Small improvements can make a huge difference, so use this opportunity to complete these minor repairs.

Monarch Paints can help with all of your DIY projects. Our paint stores can provide you with all the colours you need as well as wallpaper. Come on in to one of our two handy Toronto locations for some friendly professional advice and the best selection of paints & colours.