Homes for your (new) Hobbies - DIY

Homes for your (new) Hobbies - DIY

Embarking on a DIY project can be a very effective way of keeping busy during lockdown, adding personal touches to your home and can sometimes even save you money.

The most popular home-improvement projects you can do yourself are:

  • Retouching walls or furniture with a coat of paint - An easy way to instantly refresh a room, breathe new life into a table, or get creative with a feature wall.

  • Repurposing unused spaces - Why not renovate your loft, turn a box room into a home office, playroom for the kids or a wellness/meditation room for grown ups.

  • Redecorating the bedroom/living room - Anything from changing cushion covers to a new wallpaper will give your room a new feel.

  • And many many more! - Depending how much time and skill is required.

To get started:

1. Firstly look around your house, plan and imagine your ideal living space. You may write your vision down or draw a sketch, if it helps you.
2. Research and get inspired on
Instagram or Pinterest (don't forget to follow Rettie)
3. Find out which shops still deliver DIY supplies:
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4. Go for it - start small if you've never done it before, but most importantly: enjoy the process! 

Anyone can do DIY to some degree, but what separates part-time decorators from real DIY enthusiasts would be having a dedicated working space, like a workshop, garage, or a basement. Have a look at a selection of beautiful houses with spaces perfect for a DIY workshop below, if you want to move your decorating hobby to the next level. 



TWEEDHOLME, 9 CROSS VIEW, NORHAM, TD15 GUIDE PRICE £525,000This impressive family home benefits from a rear access off North Lane via 6 foot double gates, leading to a large timber garage, currently used as a garden store/workshop.

THE SAUGHS, MAIN STREET, GULLANE, EAST LOTHIAN, EH31 OFFERS OVER £710,000Fantastic spacious separate workshop in the garden where you can make as much mess as you like.

Little Fenton, NORTH BERWICK, EAST LOTHIAN, EH39 OFFERS OVER £1,175,000Large 4 bay garage and workshop perfect for the home mechanic with additional outbuildings.

The Cedar - Barley Brae, TANTALLON ROAD, NORTH BERWICK, EH39 FIXED PRICE £739,950The Cedar is a superb 5 bedroom detached home with an integral garage, located at Barley Brae, North Berwick.

Bowmore Crescent,BOWMORE CRESCENT, THORNTONHALL, G74 OFFERS OVER £825,000An absolutely stunning detached family home in Thorntonhall, built by Cala and occupying a large corner plot in one of Glasgow's most sought after addresses. There is a very generous monoblock driveway with a separate triple garage including electric doors, and a purpose built workshop to the rear with access out to the garden. it has a separate triple garage with a workshop at the back.

North Auchenharvie Farm, LOCHLIBO ROAD, KILWINNING, AYRSHIRE, KA13 OFFERS OVER £405,000 A beautifully presented and well maintained traditional farmhouse set in grounds of approximately two acres. The property benefits from adjoined outbuildings providing excellent development potential (subject to relevant planning consents).In addition there is a large hay shed and separate open garage with attached workshop.

Cairndow Avenue, Muirend, GLASGOW, G44 OFFERS OVER £340,000 Stunning mid-terraced villa situated in this enormously popular pocket of Muirend. This red sandstone fronted villa offers generous accommodation over three levels and a spacious basement underneath for storage or DIY workshop.