Many people believe that to upgrade their homes, they need to invest thousands of dollars. However, in nowadays Internet era, with technology and access to modern tools and supplies, affordable boosting of your home is possible.
15 simple DIY home improvement projects you can tackle all on your own
No matter if you want to sell your home or you want to enjoy it more, here are the top 15 DIYs you can do easily and get compelling results.
Get Professional Advice
Of course, you can follow a million guides online and read suggestions for your home. However, one meeting with the designer won’t cost you a fortune, but it will bring you some constructive and professionals tips. Even the smallest changes such as changing the arrangement of the furniture can make an enormous difference.
Inspect Your Home
There is nothing more underrated than the home inspection. In reality, it is the most important part of the entire upgrade of your home. You can’t fix something if you don’t even know there is something wrong with it. You can inspect on your own or hire a professional (that shouldn’t be incredibly expensive). Critical elements are usually deteriorating roofs (check roofs for chimneys, mold, valleys, etc.), old electrical systems and heating and plumbing systems. Repairing these elements on time can save you a significant amount of money since it won’t be necessary to invest in a completely new system.
Re-paint the Walls
The oldest trick in the book is painting! Besides that, it is also the most effective and simple trick, so our list can’t go on without it. Newly painted rooms leave a great impression, almost like they are completely new and renovated. Picking lighter colors will make your rooms look bigger and brighter. You can paint them completely on your own for just 20 dollars per bucket of paint.
Add More Plants
Well maintained gardens and yards make a huge difference for the entire look and value of your property. There is no need to have marble fountains, but well-arranged plants will do the trick. Except for the benefits for your home, you can grow to love gardening. Learn how to arrange flowers and where to put each flower.
Get the Water Filter
Quality of water is one of the most important aspects of health. Installing a filtrating water system can be an amazing way to increase the value of your kitchen and to upgrade your home. It is simple and effective since you won’t have to buy bottled water anymore.
Make the Home Feel Spacious
Of course, square feet dictates home values. But how big it seems and feels also counts. Spacious rooms add more luxury and comfort to your property, and you simply need to move the furniture around. For instance, try to add a mirror which will reflect the light and make the room seem bigger, and remove those dark shutters or blinds.
Make the Entrance Doors Impressive
Entrance is the first thing you see when facing the house, so make it count! Vibrant colored doors, plants in hanging pots and a unique welcoming mat will do the job.
DIY Garden Decor
Boost your garden by adding various DIY improvements. Paint small pots or make a draw on them, buy a cheap vintage sitting set and paint it in some vivid color, combine different colored flowers and build your bench. There are countless ways of upgrading your yard that can make the entire house look better.
Add Paper Walls
If you want to add some pattern and style to your walls, think about papering them. It breaks the illusion of dull walls and makes them unique. Wallpaper is actually a big sticker that comes in various shades, patterns, and shapes. It is self-adhesive and easy to put on or take off. Simply peel the protective paper from the back of the wallpaper, and apply it to the primed, clean wall. You can even shape it however you want using a knife or scissors!
Replacing handles of kitchen cabinets can make a small but noticeable change. For instance, if your entire kitchen is white, adding bright colored handles will make it more attractive and interesting. You can also play with colors, add dots, stars or whatever sample you like.
Open concept cabinet or shelves often don’t get enough attention. People don’t like the idea of showing and displaying their possessions. However, putting several open shelves in the living room, and filling it with pictures and some details can make the room more lively.
Make the Stairway Attractive
Carve your stairs to improve their looks. We also love to add coloured rugs to black or white stairs. This will improve the overall look of the interior and add a touch of glamour.
Install the Dimmer Switches
The dimmer switch is one of those things that people almost never think about. However, it’s surprising how cost-efficient and appearance-effective they are. Dimmers are easy to install and allow you to create a particular atmosphere at any moment.
Puchase Low-Flow Showerheads
Purchasing a low-flow showerhead doesn’t mean you’ll be unable to enjoy the shower. It is just the same as a regular showerhead, but it saves your money and water.
Get New Tiles
Refresh your kitchen with new backsplash tiles. This DIY requires some knowledge and advising with a professional. However, it is possible and adventurous. Getting new tiles will make your kitchen look completely different. Pair classic furniture with unique tile shapes or patterns.
We hope this quick and simple DIY mini-projects were helpful and that you’re going to use at least several. Enjoy your new, fresh and cozy home!
Author bio: Mattea Jacobs is a freelance writer who mostly writes about both interior and exterior home design, and environmentally-friendly ways to improve homes. She is also a green activist and a mother of two beautiful sons.