Do you like DIY, but unfortunately you don’t have a garage or garden where you can indulge your passion? That’s not a bad thing. You can organize a corner for creative work on your balcony. Find out how to do it.
DIY is on the rise
More and more people, not only men, but also women, are passionate about DIY. There are many reasons for this, certainly one reason is to pay attention to the welfare of the environment. Many people are trying not to throw away damaged things, but to repair them – in accordance with the zero waste philosophy. Nothing but rejoicing at such a sensible approach. Repairing, reworking, improving – all this is very popular.
For some people, DIY is a real challenge, others simply relax during this activity. How is it with you? Whatever your reasons, know that DIY is a great, highly developing hobby.
DIY corner – what to do if you don’t have the space for it?
However, it should be noted that a DIYer needs a place to pursue his interests. Tools take up a lot of space, besides, usually DIY is not clean enough to be engaged in, for example, in the bedroom or living room. The ideal situation is if you have a garage or backyard, but this is not always the case. Fortunately, a DIY corner can be arranged even on a small balcony in a block of flats. Find out how to do it!
DIY on the balcony – how to organize it?
Look around your balcony and consider how much space you are able to devote to a DIY corner. Sometimes it may turn out to be quite a lot. In some cases, on the other hand, every inch of space counts. Adjust the size of your work surface to the amount of space. Ideally, it should be a table with drawers, or maybe an old desk? You can easily store tools or screws in the drawers so that they do not lie on top.
Space for tools is a must
If you manage to organize your drawers, that’s great, but it won’t always be possible. That’s when you need to invest in tool bins. You can find them both in stationary stores and online. Just remember to secure them properly – especially if you have pets at home and don’t want them to reach screws or scissors.
A workshop board will add character!
A great option is workshop boards. If you have the opportunity, it’s definitely worth getting such an item. You can put a lot of tools and accessories on it, and at the same time it will make your DIY corner get a proper character. Thus, the workshop board has not only a practical function, but also a decorative one.
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