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Five great songs to listen to whilst performing DIY

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Music can make even the most mundane task a lot more tolerable and maybe even a lot more fun. So when it comes to remodeling your home, consider listening to some of your favorite music to help you get through all of the hard work that’s involved with transforming your home.

But if you aren’t sure what songs would be best for listening to while you perform your home remodel, keep reading for a list of five great options that you can choose from, whether you’re doing all of the work yourself or you decide to hire experts like those at

1. The Rolling Stones, “Paint It Black”

What song should you listen to while painting? Why not “Paint It Black” by the Rolling Stones? It has a great tempo that is sure to keep you moving and get the job done more quickly, and it is all about painting, so there really is no better way to get yourself in the mood for this project than by pumping this song loudly through your speakers. Bonus points if you are actually painting something black.

2. Madness, “Our House”

Madness put out an extremely popular song many years ago titled “Our House,” but it is still one of the best songs to listen to while you remodel your home. After all, all of the lyrics are focused upon your house in the middle of the street, and this song also has a perfect tempo to keep you moving and energized even during the most daunting home remodeling project. Try it out and see if it works to give you a lift when you are feeling tired and you want to refocus on all of the beauty that your house will exude when your project is complete.

3. Lady Gaga, “Just Dance”

One of Lady Gaga’s first hits was “Just Dance,” and it is a really upbeat and happy song that would be ideal for your home remodeling project because it is sure to boost your energy and have you dancing as you work. If you want to get your mind off of what you are doing and make the work feel more fun, this is a great track to play over and over again.

4. Frank Sinatra, “New York, New York”

If you are looking for something a little more mellow that still has a great beat that you can follow while doing things like hammering nails into wood, you can try out Frank Sinatra’s famous and beloved hit, “New York, New York.”

5. Mötley Crüe, “Dr. Feelgood”

Mötley Crüe’s “Dr. Feelgood” is the perfect song to play while you are cleaning everything up at the end of a day of working on your home remodel project. This band embodies the best of 1980s metal, and the songs are fast and easy to rock out with, so you are sure to get your cleaning done right away.

These are just a few of the many suggestions for music that is perfect for home remodeling projects. Of course, what you play will depend upon your musical tastes.

Photograph by Phil Gradwell

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