As we try to cope with another national lockdown, many people are looking to home DIY projects to give them a focus and to help pass the time (or to give them a much-needed breather from home-schooling!)

In fact, there’s actually been a 489% increase in online searches relating to home DIY projects since the start of the pandemic, in comparison to the previous year.

If you’re thinking about investing in a home DIY project during lockdown, take a look at our guide for everything you need to know:

Why Invest in a Home DIY Lockdown Project?

Aside from relieving boredom, turning to DIY during this time also has a great number of benefits.

You can finally get all of those jobs ticked off your list, and it’s a chance for you to really think outside the box and get creative with your home.

Most importantly, having a project to focus on can do wonders for both our mental and physical health.

What Are the Most Popular Lockdown Projects in 2021?

We really saw a huge uplift in people getting creative at home throughout Lockdown 1 and 2 – with some amazing projects completed!

So what can we expect to see during Lockdown 3?

Re-vamp Your Home Office Space

If you’ve been working from home for a while now, transforming your home working space can give you a real boost!

Investing in this space can really help turn it into a positive place for you. And having a home office that you’re happy with can also help you stay focused and feel more productive.

Without your usual morning commute, and without as much to do in your free time – you’re probably also finding yourself with a lot more time on your hands. So this can also be a great way to make the most of that.

Get the Garden Ready for Summer

Summer at home is perhaps looking like a favourable choice for a lot of us again this year. So if you’re lucky enough to have a garden, then now is the perfect time to really make the most out of your outdoor space!

It could be just the simple addition of extra plants or a decking area, or maybe you could invest in a full garden revamp.

Any time spent outside can really break up your day and is something that can be done with the whole family. Getting out in the fresh air will also be great for your health during this time.

Re-decorate the Home

Tired of the same old dull wallpaper or paint? If you’ve been putting off decorating for a while now, now is as good a time as any!

Even just re-arranging the furniture, or adding a few decorative new accessories can make a huge difference.

Have a Clear Out

Now is the perfect time to get rid of all that unwanted clutter!

Whether it’s messy kitchen cupboards or an overflowing wardrobe – spend some time clearing out everything you don’t want and start afresh.

Having a clear space can also really help with your mental health and can be a great way to de-stress and re-focus.

Get Creative with Upcycling

Upcycling can be a great way to really get those creative juices flowing!

Making amazing garden furniture and accessories out of leftover wooden pallets has been one of the most popular creations so far. Here are some of our favourites.

We’ve also seen lots of people get creative with home DIY panelling this year, which is a great, low-budget option to add a luxurious feel to your home.

How Can KCM Waste Management Help with Your Next Lockdown Project?

We are very pleased to still be fully operational during the pandemic and to be able to assist all of our domestic customers throughout South Yorkshire and the wider areas.

Learn more about core services throughout COVID-19 below:

Hire a Skip

As always, our expert Skip Hire service has been running continuously throughout all COVID-19 regulations and remains to do so.

No matter what your project, we can provide contactless delivery on a wide range of skips to dispose of all waste streams.

We provide nationwide skip hire so no matter where your project is, KCM can provide the same reliable skip hire up and down the country.

If you would like a no-obligation quote, call us on 01709 361 144 and we would be happy to help.

Man in a Van Service

If you’re looking to have a clear out or renovate parts of your home, then our Man in a Van service may be a great choice for you.

If you have large, bulky unwanted items such as sofas or mattresses – then we can remove these items from your home quickly and easily!

You can then rest assured that all your waste is brought back to our fully licensed site in Rotherham to be recycled and disposed of safely and responsibly. Find out more about the types of waste we can collect on our website.

Tipper Hire

Our tipper hire services are perfect for any home garden renovations!

If you’re creating a large amount of waste, then we can swiftly remove this for you and bring it back to our recycling headquarters in Rotherham.

We also offer a wide range of primary and recycled aggregates, which could be perfect for your lockdown project. We can provide a variety of sands, gravels, sub-bases, topsoils, decorative aggregates, and more.

You can learn more about our tipper hire services here.