Every home can use some updating and improvement from time to time. Maybe the seepage in the basement has gotten worse, and you want to waterproof it before winter. Perhaps you’re planning to have a baby and need to convert your home office into a nursery. Whatever the reason, you can do hundreds of small and large projects to change the look of your house – inside and out.
However, not every homeowner has the budget for a complete home makeover. So, that leaves professionals out of the equation.
But don’t despair. DIY is a great way to save money and get the desired results. With a little time, effort, and creativity, you can tackle some impressive projects that will transform your home.
Here are some of the best DIY projects that can change the look of your house:
Paint Your Front Door
Do you have a basic “bleh” brown door with rusted hardware? Or is it chipped in places that a new coat of paint can fix? Painting your front door is an easy and inexpensive way to give your home a face-lift. You can go with a classic color like black or navy, or be bold and choose a bright color like yellow or red. We know it can be a tough call. But the tip that’ll sail you through is to consider the trim color and the overall aesthetic of your home before deciding. You can later fancy it by adding new house numbers or a cool welcome mat. Seasonal wreaths are also phenomenal with personalization if you’re looking for a little something extra.
Decorate Your Windows
What’s your window situation? Do you have big, expansive, all-glass windows that let in a ton of natural light? Or are they on the smaller side, and you’re looking for ways to make them look bigger? No matter what, decorating your windows is a great way to add style and personality to your home.
One of our favorite ways to do this is by adding some lush greenery. Hanging plants are all the rage right now, and for a good reason. They’re easy to take care of, making any space feel more inviting. Suppose you don’t have a green thumb, no problem. You can also try adding some pretty curtains or shades. Just make sure they complement the style of your home.
Add Some Wallpaper
Wallpaper is making a big comeback, and we’re all for it. It’s a great way to add some pattern and interest to any room in your house – whether it’s your powder room, home office, or kitchen. And the best part is that there are so many styles to choose from. You can pick textured, patterned, or even temporary wallpaper that you can peel off when you’re ready for a change.
Applying the wallpaper, although time-consuming, isn’t difficult. Just make sure you have the proper supplies and take your time. After all, rushing a job like this will only end in disaster.
Install New Flooring
Since we are focused on major transformations with not-so-major budgets, we’re not talking about ripping out your old flooring and starting from scratch. But you can install new flooring right over the existing one. It is a great way to get the look of hardwood floors without spending a fortune. Vinyl plank flooring is one of the most popular options because it’s durable, easy to install, and comes in various colors and styles.
If you like it cozy, you can also try adding a new rug. It’s an easy way to change any room’s look, adding some extra warmth and comfort. Just make sure you choose one that’s the right size for the space.
Change Your Light Fixtures
If there was an award for the most transformative DIY project, changing your light fixtures would be in the running. The lighting of your room can make or break the whole space. And unfortunately, most homes come with lackluster lighting fixtures. They are either outdated or too small for the area.
But don’t worry; this is an easy fix. All you need to do is head to your local home improvement store and find some new light fixtures you love. Just make sure you get the right size and style for your space. Kitchens usually love pendant lights, while bedrooms and living rooms look great with chandeliers or wall sconces.
Replace Your Kitchen Hardware
Hello again, kitchen space. Yes, that’s one room where we spend hours, whether it’s while cooking the yummiest meal for the family or checking the fridge for the nth time because we’re bored.
Hence, it’s only natural that we want this space to look good.
And one of the quickest and easiest ways to do that is by replacing the cabinet hardware. It might seem like a small change, but it can make a big difference. You can install brass knobs for a vintage look or go for something more modern, like matte black knobs. If you want a bigger impact, consider replacing the faucets too.
DIY isn’t limited to small projects you can finish in the afternoon. You can tackle bigger projects, like extending your kitchen or building a deck. Just remember that the key to any successful DIY project is planning and taking your time. With that in mind, you can achieve anything you want.
Have fun and get creative!
We hope these ideas inspired you to start your next project. Remember, the sky’s the limit! Being on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t achieve the home of your dreams.