When we buy a new home, it is natural that we want it to look as attractive as possible. We seek reassurance that we have made a good purchase, and it is extremely exciting to have a place of our own in which we can design the home that we have always dreamed of having! We want it to be a residence we enjoy being in; when entertaining guests and day to day living in general.
Having purchased a new house, however, there is a good chance that your financial situation restricts you when it comes to purchasing new furniture. Having been forced to fork out on the multiple costs that come with buying a home (mortgage, stamp duty, lawyers, etc), the actual features of the house initially come in second place. Do not despair! If you, or someone you know is practically minded, there are a multiple range of things that can be home-made. If you are having problems, our team of experts are here to help and give you advice. Turn a problem into a creative, challenging solution, by following some of our suggestions.
Bookcases are more than just a means of storing your collection of literature. You want to display your tastes in an artful way – giving visitors a glimpse of the types of books that you have read, prompting further discussions or just impressing them with your range of literary choices! All that you need to make a bookcase, is the usual in day to day carpentry: a pencil; a square; a straightedge; a ruler; a saw; a hammer; and a set of nails.
When you have created your bookcase, you don’t need to stop there. There are many ways that you can decorate and personalise your bookcase, to suit your specific tastes. Perhaps you want it to fit in with a colour scheme. Maybe you want it to complete contrast with the standard scheme, making it stand out in your collection of domestic goods. You can place attractive lighting around the outside, or keep plants on top of it to give it a more ‘authentic’ look. Most wood types can be stained and painted to suit your requirements; bookcases are one of the best uses of wood, that enable you to be creative, whilst remaining relatively simple to produce. Use your art, to showcase your art!
Wood patio furniture
If you are lucky enough to have inherited a patio, you might already be thinking about how you can personalise it to suit your tastes. Very rarely will we enter a new home and immediately like all of the pieces of furniture and decorations within it, without wanting to change anything! Patio furniture is one such area that you can easily change to put your own styles and tastes into your home.
There is, of course, a wide range of uses and types of outdoor furniture which can be placed on top of a wooden patio or simply in the garden. You could keep things low-key by just producing a bird-box to attract visitors from the natural environment around you. Garden tables and chairs also make a great addition when the weather becomes nice (though it depends on how ambitious you want to be when challenging yourself!) Another great addition to a garden or patio area, particularly in the warmer months, is a patio sofa.
Contact us today, to learn more about the guides we can offer to you, to make your collection of patio furniture.
This list of furniture items would not be complete without mentioning the desk. Every home needs a desk of some sort – whether it be to help out the kids with their homework, sit down and calculate your budget for the month, or to rest a computer whilst you are browsing the internet. The desk is such a popular choice; our team of experts are able to help you make desks out of unwanted wardrobes and even a chest-of-drawers!
Another feature that you could create using wood, is a stationery or telephone stand. Creating your own stand shows visitors how creative you can be, and is an effective method of holding a telephone or storing stationery in drawers (again, depending on your ambition!) It can feel nice to have a product in your home that you have created yourself; every time you view it, you can think to yourself, “I did that!” Note: Our home-made telephone stands can be purchased from as little as £10 each, or you can obtain a guide to making one, from us today.