DIY Home Remodels
Home improvements are a costly thing with all the money you have to pay for materials and labor. That is why most homeowners never do it. But a time comes when your home starts feeling like it needs to be updated. You are probably worried about the money you have to spend when that time comes. The truth is apart from remodeling projects that involve restructuring your home; there are many things you can still do to improve your home.
There are DIY projects you can do with your weekend that will significantly improve your home. This article has compiled some of these simple and inexpensive ways to improve every part of your home from the kitchen to the exterior. All of them are easy to do without requiring so much technical knowledge, and they will surely fit into your budget.
Paint your kitchen cabinets:
Kitchen cabinets are one of the costliest improvements you can make in your home. The cheapest would set you back by thousands of dollars. But you can save this cost and still improve your kitchen by just painting the cabinets. Most times, what is wrong with the cabinets is they have lost their shine. So instead of spending money unnecessarily on the cabinets, paint them. You don’t even need to call a professional painter because it is quite simple to do. The key to quality painting is preparing the surface adequately and using quality paint. You can easily find tutorials on painting and, in one weekend, transform your kitchen cabinet.
Window and Door Trim:
Adding trim to an otherwise plain window can transform it. You may think you need a contractor or woodwork skills to do this; in reality, you don’t. You can find detailed step by step tutorials that will guide you. With practice, you will become good enough to install your window frame yourself and transform your home, one window at a time. You can do the same thing for your doors.
Paint your tub and tile:
Instead of ripping out those old ceramic tiles and tub looking a little greyish due to long usage, you can do something simpler, less stressful, and cheaper – paint it. Painting those tiles and tubs will not fix the problem entirely. But it gives you more time to save for a permanent and more long-term solution for your bathroom. Using white waterproof paint can do all the wonders you wish for.
Replacing your kitchen countertop is a costly expense. Whether you are using granite, quartz, or even laminate, you definitely would be spending some money. However, you can go for a cheaper and equally durable and stylish option – concrete. A concrete countertop is something you can do yourself with basic knowledge of slab making. Combining the dull grey of concrete with a newly painted brightly colored cabinet will transform your kitchen space.
Add Framed Mirrors to Flat doors:
Flat doors are the plain Janes of home architecture. You can transform these doors into something pleasant in terms of aesthetics and very functional. Framed mirrors on plain doors, such as closets and bathrooms, serves a clear purpose. But they also create an illusion of a bigger room. When doing this project, you should ensure you paint the mirror’s edges to match the color of the door or even go as far as caulking them to make fit in perfectly and look seamless. All you need to attach the mirror to the door is an adhesive.
Paint your ceiling:
The ceiling is the fifth wall, and adding color to it could give your home decor a new look. Use paint that compliments the whole room.
The DIY projects you can use to transform your home are unlimited. All you have to do is take time out every weekend and transform your home one part at a time.