Remodeling your house costs a great deal of money, and this dissuades people from doing any alterations. The solution? Do-It-Yourself. DIY projects can help you upgrade your home without having to spend so much of your money. What’s important is that these upgrades are affordable and easy to do.
With a great deal of creativity, you can spend almost nothing with these DIY home improvement ideas:
Upgrade your furniture
If you’re tired of seeing your old furniture but aren’t willing to bear the cost of replacing them, the next big thing would be to upgrade what you already have. Get creative in upgrading by reupholstering, designing, and painting your old furniture.
Change outdated fixtures
Got any outdated fixtures that need changing? Swap them with more modern and efficient ones to improve your home. Not only will they look good, but they will also work better.
Create a warmer ambiance
Light fixtures greatly affect the ambiance of your home. Try switching your harsh white bulbs with the yellow ones that are warmer and calming. Also, make sure to choose LEDs for your bulbs to last longer.
Install shelving on unused corners
Our homes often have corners that are just left bare. One way to make use of them is by installing some floating shelves. Not only will it give you more storage, but it will also make the bare space look great.
Turn an unused/unimportant closet into an office
Have you always wanted to build your own home office but don’t have space? The best solution is to turn any non-essential closet into an office room. Remove the closet’s doors and hinges, take everything out of it, and then decorate it. Add in custom shelving and a desk, and you’re good to go. You now have your own home office perfect for your productivity.
Put on a fresh coat of paint
Often, when you’re doing DIY projects, the most common thing to do is putting on a fresh coat of paint. You can add an accent wall in your bedroom or living room, paint your cabinets, or improve your ceiling. Don’t forget to go around and touch-up those peeling or chipped old paint jobs.
Bring the outside in
If you have potted plants and flowers right outside, bring them in to make your home look more alive. Adding plants and flowers adds vitality to the bland spaces of your home. If you’re not much of a green thumb, you can choose plants that don’t die easily, or if you’re not willing to risk it, you can go with faux plants.
Organize your closets
This DIY task doesn’t require the use of tools and spending of money, but doing so will create a much-needed difference. Clear out your entire closet and sort it into different piles to help you with organizing. You can create a donate pile if you have clothes that you no longer use. Closet organizers are also an excellent investment for your wardrobe. Also, make sure to do a thorough cleaning of your closet before putting your clothes back inside.
Organize your cords
Every home has its own set of appliances with messy cords just scattered around, which creates an unsightly scene. Look for DIY hacks to get them out of your sight. You can choose to hide them behind your walls if you’re fine with it, and if not, there are other solutions which you can find after a bit of research.
Replace your cabinet hardware
Buying a new cabinet will cost you money, but installing new cabinet hardware will cost you less, and it also improves the appearance of your room. Carefully measure the length between your cabinet’s drill holes so that you’d know which size to get when buying new ones. Choose a style that is similar enough to your old ones but also gives off a new look.
Mirrors are great in making small spaces appear larger, and they also bring more light into the room. Buy a couple of mirrors that complement your home and hang them in areas with a dark ambiance. You can buy them in secondhand shops to help you save more.
Refinish your tiles
Your bathroom tiles and grout are often stained, but thankfully, it’s easy to remedy. Buy a tub and tile refinishing kit and follow the directions properly. After you’re done with it, you will have your tile and grout looking like new ones.
Create a space for your pet
If you have pets, you can make them their very own mini homes. Creating a special place for your pets includes buying pieces that are comfortable, pet-friendly, and make the entire look of the room a little bit brighter. You can add fancy water fountains, on-the-wall cat jungle gyms, pet teepees, and a lot more pieces that will make your pet happy.