7 Easy Do-It-Yourself Projects to Improve Your Home
Your home is your castle – and more than likely, your most valuable asset. But as every homeowner knows, maintaining that castle – from landscaping to aesthetics to system maintenance – can be expensive. At least if you have to hire professionals.
Fortunately, there is one affordable way to maintain your home without breaking the bank – you can take on do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. Here are 7 easy DIY projects to help you improve the look and value of your home.
You can do it…yourself.
Get out your brushes, caulking gun, and screwdrivers today and start improving your home.
- Painting. Nothing freshens up the interior or exterior of a home like a new coat of paint on walls, trim, ceilings, and siding. If you do it yourself, you’ll need to buy the paint, good brushes and rollers, as well as tape. And please, don’t forget the drop cloth.
- Power wash. Make the outside of your home shine by using a power washer to remove grime, dust, and mold. You can rent a power washer at your nearest rental or hardware store; just be sure to follow directions carefully to ensure you don’t remove paint or siding.
- Increase curb appeal. Your front door is the first impression people will have of your home. You can help make a positive impression by giving your door a fresh coat of paint and replacing old hardware, such as the door knob, house numbers, or mailbox.
- Re-grout tile. If you want to give your bathrooms a fresher appearance, re-grout and caulk tile on the walls and areas around your bathtubs and showers.
- Replace kitchen hardware. Kitchen remodel not in your budget? You can still give your kitchen a new and updated look simply by replacing knobs and handles on cabinets and drawers.
- Install ceiling fans. Consider replacing lights in your rooms with lighted ceiling fans. Fans provide cool relief in the hot summer and recirculate heat in winter.
- Refinish hardwood floors. Wood floors can add value to a home. If you have floors that could you use some shining or that are hidden underneath carpets, give them a fresh finish. You can rent the equipment you’ll need at most hardware or rental stores.