Simple DIY home improvement project ideas
When you think of home improvement projects, you might instantly become overwhelmed, but not all home improvement projects have to be major tasks that take months to complete. In fact, there are many simple projects you can complete around your home in just one weekend that will add a little personality and pretty up to your abode.
Update Your Entry
Your front entry is the first thing people will see when they come into your home, which means it also probably sees the most wear and tear. Between handling muddy boots to heavy foot traffic, chances are your entryway could use a little sprucing up. Make your entry feel less cluttered by installing a storage system for shoes, coats, and bags. Add a small table so you have a place to put your keys, wallet, mail, and other small items so they don’t end up on the floor and are within easy reach. You can even go a step further by upgrading your door to incorporate a pop of color or some new hardware to really make your entry stand out.
Illuminate Your Space
Another great way to make use of a bonus or invest your tax refund in your home is to upgrade the lighting in your home. Well-placed lighting can go a long way in making your home look warm and inviting to guests, and if you take advantage of smart or LED lighting, you can even save on your monthly energy bills. Upgrade your fixtures to give your rooms a more polished look and replace wall switches with decorative plates so they stand out and add a little decorative flair.
Paint pays off
A great way to update a room without spending a lot of money is to give it a fresh coat of paint. Take a dark and dated room from drab to fab with one coat of paint. It makes a huge difference! The right color can set the tone of a room, so research palettes to understand how to incorporate colors in the right way so you make the right statement. Paint is usually the easiest and most cost-effective home improvement project you can do.
Take on Tile
If your kitchen seems dull or dreary, don’t pull out the sledge-hammer to knock down walls just yet. Instead, breathe new life into your space by updating your kitchen with a bold new backsplash that will draw the eye in and make people admire your space. For an extra wow factor, play around with different tiles to create bold patterns that people will love.
Tackle your Sink
An upgraded sink can make your bathroom look like a whole new space. Configure your current layout to determine what will look best– whether it’s something as simple as replacing the faucet with a more modern look or putting in a complete vanity. Another bonus of upgrading your sink’s hardware is that you’ll likely see a decrease in your water bill since most fixtures are now energy-efficient.
Have Fun with Flooring
With all the traffic our floors see, it’s no surprise that they can quickly lose their shine, especially if you have children or pets. Make your floors sparkle by installing new flooring around your home, refinishing existing flooring if you have natural hardwood floors, or even adding a colorful new rug. It’s amazing what new flooring can do to your home. Not only do new floors look appealing, but they can also increase your home’s overall value.
Add some curb appeal
If it’s a nice day, grab the rake, shovel, and garden hose and tackle your yard. Keeping your landscaping in good condition can give you an oasis and make your home look and feel beautiful when you’re done. It also provides some curb appeal that will have your neighbors wanting to take on their own landscaping projects.
For an even quicker and easier landscaping facelift, add some pretty, colorful flower pots to your front porch for some added curb appeal.
It doesn’t take a lot of manpower to accomplish these simple DIY home improvement project ideas. All you need is a nice weekend and a little extra energy and you can get them done in no time.
Have you tackled any of these projects recently? I’d love to hear about it.