Do-it- Yourself projects have grown in popularity over the past few years. Homeowners want the option to upgrade, update, or otherwise improve their home without the price tag and hassle that can sometimes come with professional remodels or home improvement projects. Not to mention it is just so satisfying to complete a project all by yourself and to see it improve your home in a meaningful way!
No matter your level of DIY expertise, there are projects out there which you can accomplish! Depending on your home, your budget, your tools, and your needs, at least one of our seven home improvement projects should sound appealing for your home!
1. Front Door Update.
If it’s your first DIY project, choose one that will get a lot of impact for not much effort – your front door! Paint it an appealing accent color, replace the hardware, and maybe even add a potted plant and new welcome mat for great curb appeal.
2. New Light Fixtures.
This one can be slightly trickier, but updating your old chandelier or boring dining room light with a trendy new accent or pendant light make a huge difference.
3. Concrete Walkway.
You can buy pre-made concrete stepping stones, make your own with molds, or pour concrete sidewalks to frame your house or patio. Concrete walkways are a beautiful way to showcase your backyard and host the best barbecues.
4. Accent Wall. Paint, wallpaper, or paneling – take your pick!
It’s easy to choose a great new color or texture and transform a room in just a matter of hours. All you need is one wall and a few supplies!
5. Install Bead Board.
Bead board is an easy way to spruce up small spaces, like a bathroom, a kitchen island, hallway or entryway. Just cut out holes for outlets and other features, then carefully staple or nail into place over your walls.
This is probably one of the most popular DIY projects because it’s easy and beautiful. You can use ceramic tile yourself, or buy sheets of pre-laid tile or other great textures like brick, wood, mosaic, etc. Install between your counters and cabinets for a great update to your kitchen or bathroom.
7. Reface Cabinets.
If your cabinets are old and dated, you can easily turn them into a modern feature of your kitchen. If they’re a light wood, you can try a stain. Otherwise, there are a variety of paints and finishes that, when combined with new hardware, can totally transform your kitchen.
Don’t be intimidated if you’ve never accomplished a DIY project before – you can do it! Give one of these projects a try this weekend!