We all want to make our family’s lives better. But how? With a DIY mega project, of course. There are all sorts of DIY projects out there that you and your kids will totally love. Take a look at some of these ideas.

Flip Over Wall Storage

Children’s toys can get all over the place, especially in smaller homes. Not only does this make the house messy for adults, but it also makes it hard for kids to find the toys they want. The good news is that with a spot of DIY, you can eliminate this problem for good. One of the best ideas doing the rounds at the moment is to build your own flip over wall storage. It works by hooking boxes to a lattice wall which can be flipped down on hinges when the contents are required. The great thing about the concept is that it is easily scalable, so long as you have enough wall space. When the boxes are no longer in use, they can simply be folded back up against the wall and out of the way again.

Indoor Baby Swing

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Although it’s summer right now, the weather won’t stay good forever. That’s why it’s important to create opportunities for movement and activity indoors too. And what better way to do it than to install an indoor baby swing. Although it sounds dangerous, it’s actually pretty tame. All you need is a section of open floor space and a way of securely attaching the swing to a secure tripod. This can then be a fun activity for parents and kids alike.

Log Cabin

One of the best ways to bond as a family is to leave civilisation behind and just get out into nature. But with modern living, this is a rarity. Most families are stuck indoors year round, playing video games and watching TV.

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How can you get your family into nature? By building a log home, of course. A log home provides you with the perfect way to get out into the wilderness and experience the joys of the natural world while engaging in a project the whole family will love.

Think it’s difficult to build a log home from scratch? According to Build Log Homes, it’s actually a rather simple, step by step process, even if you opt against buying a prefabricated house. From your log home, you can get away from the internet and reconnect with the natural environment.

Summer House

Now that the summer is finally here, your family wants to spend more time in the garden. But sometimes that can be a hassle, especially if there’s no shelter from the sun and wind. Building a summer house can be a great addition to any garden. Suddenly, you get a space in which you can relax or read a book without constantly having to fight the wind.

You can, of course, buy a summer house instead of making one. But even if you do, there are still plenty of options to customise it, including painting it. If you paint it with your kids, use low VOC paints.

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