While most people resort to heavy renovations when they use the word “home improvement”, you don’t actually have to get into intense carpentry to up the look of your house. In fact, there are a whole lot of things you can do yourself. Get those materials and hands ready for some easy and fun DIY projects to bring home improvement to a whole other level!
Out With The Old, In With The New
You don’t have to hold on to that lamp if it doesn’t do your living room justice. Let go of the past and embrace the current trends by holding a garage sale and selling everything that just simply doesn’t look good anymore! Gaudy furniture could have an impact on the entirety of a room – and once you can come to terms with letting it go (even though you bought it at such a hefty price 20 years ago) the faster you’ll get that extra cash to freshen up your living room with trendy, more stylish pieces. Plus, you can unify the theme of your home if you start fresh! Comfy country home? Funky eclectic? The choice is yours – so get that garage sale going, and read up on those interior decorating magazines!
Clean Up Everything!
Get that scrub brush and cleansing detergents ready for some heavy-action dirt busting. A grimy shower or tub is a real turn off to anyone who walks into that bathroom, and just by making the entire room spotless, you create an entirely new, peaceful energy. This doesn’t only count for gritty tiles; if you’ve got unsightly boxes or cartons laying around, tidy them up and arrange their contents on shelves or cabinets. Get those cobwebs out of the corners of the ceiling and spray room deodorizer. Cleaning up definitely can improve your living space.
Repainting To Fit The Trend
Are your walls painted a murky green from the late 70’s? Perhaps it’s time to change the color of your room. Think of light, easy-going colors if you plan to sell or rent the house, as buyers go for more neutral looking hues. These DIY projects can even help you upgrade your home for your own personal taste; go right ahead and paint it any color you wish to! Not only will it transform your entire room, it’ll give you something to look forward to, to re-style and redo the room’s motif.
Get Creative With Frames and Panels
Frames make everything look a little more glamorous. You can add them to a plain looking door and make them look like panels, or you can frame your mirrors and windows! Panels on your ceiling could give the room more texture, or you can opt to have them placed on the side of your walls, lining the hallway or a walk-in closet.
Turn Pictures into A Gallery
A home is a home if it feels like one – so take out all those photos of your husband and kids (or yourself and your friends if you live alone) and decorate your walls with them! This is one of the simplest DIY projects out there. Don’t be shy – use patterns and be creative with the colors of the frames. You can even have a theme for the photos and schedule a specific day to shoot!