If you like to take matters into your hands, then DIY projects are definitely your cup of tea. A common misconception is that DIY projects need to be thrifty or on a cheaper scale, but the reality is much different. These projects can turn out to be extremely economical, but they can also span out into thousands of dollars. Ultimately, it’s up to you how much money you want to invest into renovating your house.
With that in mind, there are plenty of simple DIY projects that can turn your house from looking drab to a true Instagram-worthy endeavor. Let’s see how you can give your house a new life.
Opt for New Wallpaper and Backsplash
You might cringe at the thought of applying wallpaper, but today’s wallpapers require minimal commitment. Removable wallpapers have long been a thing, so you can apply them by yourself and take them off once you get bored. That way, you can update your living room or bedroom space in a day and stay within your budget. These wallpapers are also a terrific choice for accent walls.
Similarly, applying a backsplash is not a two- or three-men job anymore. You can do it yourself by purchasing peel-and-stick tiles. Naturally, you can opt for installing new tiles, but that will require a lot more attention and a big chunk out of your budget.
Install New Floors
Sometimes re-sanding and adding a couple of fresh coats of paint isn’t enough to breathe a new life into your floors. However, installing new floors will surely feel as if you have moved into a brand new house, but the process can also be a daunting task. Yet, if you’re insistent on removing your old floors, be prepared to put in the time for this DIY project.
On the other hand, simply covering your outdated floors with new ambient building products will seem like a walk in the park. By sprucing up your old floors, you will be completely changing the outlook of any room.
Update the Entryway
Your home’s entryway is one of the most utilized areas in and around your house, but also a neglected one. If you want to spruce it up a bit, you can start by replacing the light fixtures. Opt for a more modern look and install LED lights.
On that note, you can repaint your front door for a more striking look. Depending on the outer look of the house, you can choose a contrasting color that will draw the eye. Some of the most popular colors are red, blue, yellow, and green.
Once you step in, you can add a small bench, some flower pots, and a mirror to make the area look brighter and more lively. Look for pieces that are both functional and beautiful, and you’ll kill two birds with one stone.
Repaint the Cabinets
If you’re long overdue for a new kitchen but can’t afford it, one of the simplest solutions is to repaint your kitchen cabinets. This endeavor will not affect your budget, but it will give your kitchen a much-needed dramatic update. Simply take off the cabinet doors, repaint them, and put them back. This DIY project shouldn’t take longer than a few days and it will make you wish you’ve done it sooner.
For a full effect, change the hardware. There are plenty of choices when it comes to affordable hardware, so shop around until you find those that suit your aesthetic best.
Recover Old Furniture
If you want to change your living room sofa or that old chair in the study without spending a lot, there’s an easy way to do so. This DIY project might take a bit more time and tools, but it will definitely be worth it in the end.
If you’re ambitious, you can upholster any furniture in your house with new fabric and give it a brand new look. Add some new pillows or simply replace the pillowcases on your existing ones, and you’ll end up with a magazine-inspired sofa. Naturally, you can do that with any other furniture in the house, including chairs.
If that seems like a big project for you, you can purchase vintage furniture and give it a thorough cleaning. It doesn’t cost a lot to rent a powerful cleaning tool if you don’t have one. Another option is to repaint the furniture with fabric colors for a new modern look, but you’ll need more time for this project as the repainted furniture needs to dry.