5 Golden Rules for the Perfect DIY Space

If DIY projects are more than just a hobby to you, or you are involved in the trades – then creating a DIY space that works for you could be critical to the success of your projects and keeping you motivated.  We’ve put together some golden rules as to how you can create the perfect DIY space.

Choose your Location Wisely

When you are completing DIY projects – there can be a lot of hazards – so it’s always a good idea to make them as far away from the living area (particularly if you have kids) wherever possible.  Many people opt for a garage, but another option is to get a steel building from a company like armstrongsteel.com. On their website, you can find a helpful online calculator which will allow you to see how much the steel building will cost you based on your requirements. If you decide to go for this option, it will give you a safe and secure place to work that’s out of the way from the family space.  They make it easy for you; all you need to do is select the size and color – and they will give you your quote.

Consider the Space you Need

Think about the types of projects you are likely to be working on to get a better idea of the amount of space you need, particularly if you are going to invest in something like a steel building.  You don’t want to feel over-crowded or have limited room for tools or equipment.

Keep Things Organized

In order to maximize your space – you will need to be smart with storage.  There are great storage aids to help you out such as hooks, caddies, shelves, cabinets and more available.  It could be that you even create some of this yourself depending on the kinds of projects you usually work on.  Make sure you have all of this planned out before you start working in your space, so it doesn’t spiral out of control.  

Plan for Quality Flooring

Flooring is a critical element in a workshop.  If you are on a bit of a budget it could be that you have an option to start off with that’s less than ideal – however at the very least, lay a quality dropcloth to get things going.  If you can invest a little more – then again, the type of projects you will be working on should be a consideration. If you will be doing a lot of outdoor stuff – tiles or concrete will most likely be your best option. If it’s more decorative DIY – then you could opt for a more comfortable flooring option.

Personalize your Space

Remember this is your space, so add your personality to it.  You can select your favorite color scheme – or maybe add in a canvas or picture that you like.  When you are surrounded by things that make you happy – it can boost your productivity levels and make the projects more enjoyable after all.

If you are looking to create your own DIY workspace – then hopefully these handy tips will help create a space that you love and that you will be productive in.

About the Author

Emily Roberts is a keen writer with a passion for everything DIY, interior and home design related.

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