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Home Improvement Workshop

 

 If your hobby is saving money through home improvement projects , having a Home Improvement workshop can really make a difference.

 It does not need to take up a lot of space, but there are some basic elements that all workshops should have.

 Here are some tips for setting up your very own Home Improvement workshop.

 

 

Space - Firstly, choose the space where you will create your workshop. This could be a corner of your garage or shed that you might have. This area should be used as your workshop and nothing else because you should always have this area accessible to you whenever you need to work on your projects.

 It needs to be seperate from your main living area so that the noise and dust do not disturb others.

 It will also need power and water and good access.

Work Surfaces - It is very important to have sufficien work surfaces in a workshop.

  • Benches - You will need to set up some sturdy tables or benches where you can do either heavy and light duty work, like drilling, hammering or gluing.
  • Clutter - It is vital that you keep this space clear of clutter, and always clean up after yourself.
  • Clamps - If you can fit a couple of clamps to one of your work surfaces you will find them handy for holding work in place.

Storage - This workshop will be where you will store your tools and materials. So, it is important that you develop a storage system to keep track of the different tools, parts and accessories that you have.

  • Plan - Take stock of what you will need to store, then draw up methods to organize each of the items.
  • Shelve - Shelves and cabinets built to your own requirements can be one of the first projects that you undertake.
  • Hang -Pegboards and hooks are also good for hanging up some items.

Accesablity - Have a specific place for all of the special tools that you have and for tools that you use often, such as your electric drill or hammer, saw and so on, store these in a place where you can get to them quickly and easily. For the more specialized tools, used less often, you can store them in a spot that is not so accesible, such as a chest or within drawers.

Lighting - Your Home Improvement workshop will require an excellent light system.

 This is vitally important for safety as well as for the comfort of your eyes. Fluorescent lighting strips are often used in Home Improvement workshops because the clear, white light illuminates the whole work area well.

 But for detailed work you will need some specialed work surface lighting.

Ventilation - Another aspect to consider is to make sure that your workshop has adequate ventilation. If you are storing chemicals or paints they can produce fumes, and when you work with wood it produces a lot of dust. So you need to have methods that minimise the effect of these on your breathing.

  • One way is by keeping the door open when you work there
  • Another is by wearing a protective mask.
  • There are different masks for each of these challenges.
  • The best option is to have some form of extraction fan to remove the dust and fumes.
  • Do not forget to also wear protective goggles when you are working in your Home Improvement workshop

These are just some of the most important things that you should consider when you put together the design for your Home Improvement workshop. Organization is so very important when space is limited.

It should be arranged so that the tools and equipment accessible to you without being in the way of your work surfaces. Home Improvement projects can be much more enjoyable when you have what you need right at hand.

 

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