If you love a bit of DIY, and it’s becoming more than a hobby to you, then the next step may be creating your very own DIY workstation. In doing this, there are lots of things to consider. We have put a list of things you may want to think about before you get started.
The Location of your Workshop
Just like with property – location is everything when it comes to your DIY workshop. The first thing you want to do is make sure it’s separate, from your home so you aren’t creating any health and safety hazards especially if there are kids around. If possible, a garage would work – or else you could create a self-contained workshop in your garden if you have the space. Armstrong Steel offers steel buildings that would be perfect for this. They are long-lasting, durable, insulated and are customisable so you can personalise your workspace. Many people are opting for this now as opposed to traditional timber style workshops. If you’re not sure about the pros and cons of each of these building options, Armstrong Steel have weighed them up on their website.
Think Forward with Storage
You need to be incredibly organised when you are creating your DIY workshop. Everything should have its own place, not only for safety purposes, but also to make your DIY projects more enjoyable. You can have separate areas for your tools, for your crafts, for your equipment and you could even categorise your specific projects if you have a lot going on. There are great compact storage solutions that will ensure your station isn’t cluttered and fit for work.
Ensure you Have the Appropriate Flooring
The flooring you choose for your DIY workshop is critical. You may want to ensure that you have non skid flooring, not only so you don’t slide – but also as it’s durable so you will get a return on your investment. If your DIY projects are a little more involved – then you may want to think about concrete flooring as they can support the weight of machines and vibrations. You do however need to make sure that you attend to any uneven or damaged concrete floors asap which can be a little on the expensive side. If you get a wooden floor, you can install this over concrete normally which means you have covered all bases.
Make it your Own
If you spend a lot of time on your DIY projects – you want to make sure that you add your own sense of style when it comes to your DIY workspace. This can be anything from integrating one of your favourite pictures or canvases, to having a comfy armchair in the corner if you fancy a rest. You could even have a little fridge stocked with your favourite snacks if you get peckish. This will motivate you to bring your projects to completion.
If you want to make the most out of your DIY hobby and not sure where to start when it comes to creating your workshop – then hopefully this will give you an idea as to where to start.