Do-it-yourself home improvement projects can make a dramatic impact without breaking the bank. From getting your house market-ready or simply making it more comfortable to live in, DIY upgrades provide a sense of achievement while adding value to your property. But with inflation now rising exponentially, tool and supply costs have also skyrocketed – what should a homeowner do now?
Kitchen or bathroom upgrades often necessitate professional contractors. But there are numerous other projects you can tackle yourself that don’t require such costly resources and effort – and many don’t take long either!
Paint can be one of the easiest and cheapest home improvements projects. Lighter hues like gray, beige or white can help brighten up small rooms or open spaces; choose bolder tones to add drama and interest in any room. Plus, paint provides great touch up options that revivify existing furniture!
An easy and impactful DIY home project that adds instant character is installing an accent wall. This can range from as simple as painting an entire wall in bold hues to more complex methods such as board and batten or printed wallpaper; adding this cost-effective feature can dramatically update any room, whether that be foyer, dining area or bedroom.
Upgrade your kitchen without breaking the bank can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t need to be. A few simple projects such as installing new backsplash or changing cabinet hardware can transform its appearance, or creating a breakfast bar by turning an unused corner into a countertop with seating stools or bench seating can all transform its appearance and functionality.
Addition storage can make a tremendous difference in organization, freeing up much-needed floor space for you and your family. From creating floating shelves or bookshelves, to installing built-in cabinets or under stair storage solutions, adding extra storage can transform your home.
Woodworking can be an extremely satisfying hobby for both beginners and experts alike, providing hours of creative fun and saving you money in the process by crafting unique furniture pieces for yourself or as gifts for friends and family members. Plus, making furniture yourself can save money over time!
Beginners in woodworking should start out small. You could repurpose an old dresser or sideboard into an eye-catching home bar by repainting and adding new hardware; or construct a herringbone wooden coffee table using unassembled hairpin legs found at most furniture retailers – an impressive project sure to impress guests when entertaining and also an opportunity to display your DIY abilities!