It’s time to bust out the tools you’ve had sitting in the garage for who knows how long and start making things better. If you want to change an aspect of your house but don’t want to call and pay for a professional, you’re not alone. Home improvement can be difficult, but you don’t need to start with the really tough projects first. If you’re new to the idea, here are a few beginner-friendly home improvement DIY projects to get you started.
Paint a Wall or Room
We put this project first because of how simple it is to do and how much impact it can make. A fresh coat of paint on even just one wall can completely change the tone and feel of that room. You can save a lot of money by doing this project yourself, and there’s really no need to hire someone. All you need is some paint, rollers, brushes, painter’s tape, and a bin to pour the paint into. It’s an incredibly easy project that yields very satisfying results.
Replace Cabinet Hardware
One beginner-friendly DIY project for your home is to swap out the handles and knobs on your cabinets. If the hardware you have starts to look a little worn or come loose, don’t be afraid to unscrew the old and pop on something new. These pieces rarely cost much money, and if you do it right, a simple swap can completely update your cabinets’ appearance.
Craft More Storage
Nothing could be simpler than adding a bit more storage space to your home. You can do this in many ways. Extra cubbies, new shelves, a new bookcase—all these things are simple to put together and incredibly useful in the long run. There are plenty of DIY kits that can walk you through how to construct these pieces, but you’ll rarely need more than a screwdriver and hammer to get them ready to go.
Refinish Hardwood Floors
Hardwood floors can start to look shabby after a fair amount of use. Typically, hiring someone to refinish your wood flooring can cost a lot of money. If you have the extra time, though, you can refinish hardwood flooring yourself with minimal investment. Refinishing your floors doesn’t just make them look nice; it also helps to protect them from future wear and tear.
Tile Some Backsplash
A little bit of backsplash can make a ton of difference in the kitchen or bathroom. Tiling may seem like something that only a professional should do, but anyone with a precise eye can lay down tiles neatly. Give your kitchen or bathroom a little bit of color, and you’ll see how much nicer the space will look.