Make your next DIY project easier with these handy buys from B&Q

Fast-track your way to a bespoke-looking home

Internal door surrounded by green paint border beside console table with houseplants
(Image credit: B&Q)

A beautiful bespoke-looking home is what we all want. But if you're on a small budget it comes with a catch, you're going to need to attempt a spot of DIY to achieve it. DIY projects can be offputting; they are hard, time-consuming and messy, or are they? We've discovered some handy kits and pieces of equipment at B&Q that promise to take the tricky edge of any project. 

As part of their You Can Do It campaign B&Q is encouraging everyone to give DIY a try this month. We might all gravitate to the safe ground that is the colour-matching paint desk, however, if you venture beyond that there is a whole host of services and kits to help bring an easy DIY project to life. 

You can borrow a particular tool, have pieces of wood cut down to size, or pick up a kit with everything you need for panelling / painting / wallpapering. If you're short on time you can even take advantage of the 1-hour click and collect service. Add everything you need to an online order, and you can collect it in-store within an hour. 

If you need a little extra encouragement to start DIY-ing we've selected our nine top picks from B&Q that will make your next home project easier.

Your first DIY project might not always be perfect, but the most important thing is that you give it a go. All you need is a bit of time the right pieces of kit to create a home that is uniquely yours. You can do it.

Rebecca Knight
Deputy Editor, Digital

Rebecca Knight has been the Deputy Editor on the Ideal Home Website since 2022. She graduated with a Masters degree in magazine journalism from City, University of London in 2018, before starting her journalism career as a staff writer on women's weekly magazines. She fell into the world of homes and interiors after joining the Ideal Home website team in 2019 as a Digital Writer. In 2020 she moved into position of Homes News Editor working across Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, Gardeningetc and Ideal Home covering everything from the latest viral cleaning hack to the next big interior trend.