Small carpentry jobs you can do to improve your home

The reason that real estate investments are so attractive is that property tends to increase in value over time. Your home is more than just a place you live, it’s an investment. Not only can improving your home increase its value, but it can also make it a more comfortable and enjoyable place to live. Thankfully, there are a number of carpentry related projects you can tackle with very few carpentry skills. Here are great, simple carpentry projects that can improve your home suggested by Andy Eastwood of Eastwood’s Carpentry (Leicester).

Build a loft bed

There are very few people that feel they have more than enough space in their home. Loft beds are great for kids, adults and guests. A loft bed can create space for a desk, a bookshelf or a small reading area for kids, a fort or castle right in their room or create a space to accommodate guests in even the smallest of flats. The best part is, building a loft bed doesn’t require a huge amount of carpentry skills or even a great deal of tools, it’s can provide a great addition to other fitted furniture in a room.

Fix your squeaky floors

If you are lucky enough to have an older home with original hardwood floors, or simply have older floors, over time they can develop squeaks. Some people enjoy the squeaky sound of hardwood floors, but other people find it to be an irritation. There are a number of different causes of squeaky floors, but most of them can be solved fairly quickly and easily with very few carpentry skills required.

Build a fold-down table

Much like a loft bed, a fold-down table is a great space saver in small spaces. No matter how large or small your space is, most spaces can use some extra surface space from time to time. Whether you build a fold-down table to use as a breakfast or dining table or jut create an extra surface space in the kitchen, you can install a fold-down table almost anywhere and it also doesn’t require a huge amount of carpentry skills. In addition to providing an extra surface area, it also provides some built-in cabinet space for storing small items – including maybe items you use on the table itself.

Build a bench

Benches are remarkably easy to build, but can serve a wide variety of purposes. They are great for extra seating for guests (benches will generally accommodate more people than chairs at the same sized table) and can be used both indoors and out. Put a bench in your front hall during the winter to accommodate people changing out their wellies and then move it to the front porch in the summer to showcase your potted plants.

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