If you are looking for a new residential DIY project, Foam Factory has the materials and resources to get you started!
Benefits of DIY
There are many good reasons for approaching home projects with a DIY mindset:
When you make something yourself, it often ends up costing you far less than the purchase of a finished product. This is because labor costs can make up a significant portion of the final price of a product. DIY repairs can also be handled at a fraction of the cost of a replacement item.
Tackling a project on your own gives you more control over every aspect of its construction. This lets you make choices on everything from major features to minute details, and can even allow for results that may not be available in an off-the-shelf solution.
Learn New Skills
If you are the type of person who enjoys expanding their abilities and working with their hands, a DIY project is just the thing to let you accomplish both while giving you a useful item for your home when the job is done. It can be surprisingly easy to learn the skills needed to complete a project on your own, and that practical know-how can be applied to future work and hobbies.
Advantages of Foam
Foam has many characteristics that make it the right material for a DIY project:
Cushiony and Long Lasting
You don’t want to spend the time and effort on a DIY task to make something no one wants to use or to have to repeat the process a few years down the road when the material breaks down. Using foam for your home project will give you a comfortable result that will withstand years of wear and tear.
Different Types for Different Projects
Depending on your preferences, you can choose from less dense foams for a softer feel or high density foams for greater firmness. Other foams, such as memory foam, contour to the body for added comfort and personalized support. For an outdoor project, the airflow provided by dryfast foam allows it to dry quickly, preventing issues such as mold, mildew, and bacteria.
Compared to other upholstery fillings, the longevity and low price of foam make it a cost effective solution that can fit into any budget.
Types of DIY Projects
Here are some ideas for your next project:
Indoor Seats and Cushions
From cushions for living room couches and recliners to foam supports for dining room chairs, seating is the most common household use of foam. Making your own seat cushions allows you to repair older couches and chairs at a fraction of the cost of purchasing a new one.
Outdoor and Boat Seats
Use mildew resistant dryfast foam to breathe new life into outdated patio furniture. Closed-cell crossed-link polyethylene foams are buoyant and have low moisture permeability, making them ideal for boat seats and safety pads.
Bean Bag Chairs
Either as a vibrant centerpiece in your den or as an easy to store ottoman, bean bag seats are fun, easy to make, and straightforward to customize to your preferences.