Home remodels and renovations can be a hassle for any household. They interrupt routines and force everyone to modify their schedules and activities on the days when builders come in to do their work. And yet, many families now face problems like not having enough rooms or space indoors for children to attend online classes and parents to do remote work uninterrupted. Lacking space for rest and leisurely activities is a problem, too, because it increases the stress and loneliness people feel.
One thing you can do to address your need for more living space and avoid the hassles of a full-scale remodel is to build a DIY patio in your home.
The Best Time
The quarantine period was an ideal time for home renovations, and it seems that builders and homeowners all over the country share our opinion. Master Builders Australia reported a significant increase in major home renovations in 2020 in comparison to 2019. The country’s biggest association for building and construction, MBA also remarked that the number of approvals for home renovations increased this year despite the pandemic.
It would appear that many are inspired to improve their homes now that people are spending more days there than anywhere else. But as previously discussed, not everyone can afford the cost and disruption that comes with major home renovations. The next best option would be to downscale renovations to DIY projects.
DIY Patios: Doable, Affordable and Useful
Allow us to make a case for do-it-yourself patios as the home improvement project you should consider. Here are some excellent reasons:
- It’s less disruptive than a proper home renovation.
Since you’ll be doing the work, you can be more flexible with when to start and how long you’re going to work on the project. You can dedicate an entire weekend to build this outdoor extension and avoid disrupting crucial hours for classes and work. If you must build on the weekdays, you can do it from six to eight in the morning and again at night (a schedule that won’t work if you hire someone else to do it for you).
- You can do the work on your own.
DIY projects, in general, are timely now, but what’s even better is if you take on projects for which DIY kits are available. Patios, in particular, is a good example, for two reasons. One, you can get complete DIY patio kits right here at Just Patios. Two, we designed these kits to be simple enough that non-professionals can build them.
We also included premium materials in our DIY kits. So when you build that patio in your front or back yard, you’ll see that it is the real thing and that it will last.
- Building a patio takes less time and requires fewer materials than building new rooms or extensions.
A patio doesn’t need walls, ceilings or insulation. You can even get away with just spreading gravel or stones in your finished patio. Since this is a DIY project, you’re also saving money on labour. All things considered, a DIY patio can save you a lot of time, money and effort.
Once constructed, a patio can be the place where you and your family can relax and detach from work and school at the end of each day. It may not seem much at first, but the mental and health benefits you can get from spending some time outdoors, sheltered from the sun or rain, might just make this period a little easier for you and your family.