Remodeling your home is exciting. The idea of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Remodeling can be daunting to some, but with a little research and the right tools, you’ll be amazed at what you can do!
While DIY-ing everything may not be possible, especially if you’re not very handy around the house, however, there are certain things that you can easily do yourself. But before we get into it, here’s a little background information on remodeling in general.
The biggest appeal of DIY remodeling is the money you can save by doing things yourself instead of paying professionals who will charge a lot of money for labor alone just to get the work done. However, some homeowners find the disadvantages of DIY remodeling outweigh the advantages, including the effort involved and the less-than-professional outcome.
So with that in mind, check out this list for a few easy-to-do remodeling tips that can uplift, upscale, and totally give your bathroom the makeover it deserves:
Do A Deep Clean
Deep cleaning your home prior to actually starting to work on the remodel of your home can help you completely assess the condition of your home. This will give you a clearer picture of what needs to be done and updated. More often than not, there are corners or items in your home that are still in great condition but just need a little TLC.
Re-paint Your Home
A fresh coat of paint would immediately brighten up your bathroom and wash away all traces of damage and discoloration.
Have difficulty choosing a color? Light and neutral colors would give your home a more spacious feel, but bold colors add a splash of energy that could contribute to how you decorate your bathroom. You can also use bold wall color to give drab, washed-out walls a burst of brilliant depth just by picking up a paint can and having at them. A fresh coat of paint rearranges your reality, which is why painting is the most often tackled DIY home improvement upgrade.
Re-invent Your Floors
If you are looking for an easy way to re-invent your floors without having to do major work such as retiling or installing wooden floors then consider some of these other flooring options.
Carpeting your floors or even just using an area rug will give your floors the fresh look without having to do much. However, if you’re looking for something more permanent than an area rug, then consider painting your floor or even just opt for a fresh coat of varnish to upgrade it. Using vinyl tile sheets over your existing flooring could also be an alternative option.
Storage, Storage, And More, Storage
A home can never have too much space, especially if you have a big family. If you have reached a point where your home has become cluttered or if you are looking for a way to store more things — and who isn’t — there are several options you could consider.
To add more storage space to your home, you could install new shelves in the garage or other living areas to organize or display different items. Another option would be to build shelving units into stairs to take advantage of otherwise wasted space.
You can even do something similar with kitchen cabinets by adding open shelves above countertops or replacing traditional cabinet doors with glass panels instead.
Refurbish Fixtures and Furniture
Refinishing can be a great way to give old fixtures and furniture new life — not to mention spruce up your property in the process. Thankfully, it’s a pretty easy DIY task.
Instead of buying a new vanity, damaged cabinets and tables can be used and converted to vanities with the help of laminated vinyl tiles and easy-to-install sinks. Old ladders can be converted to towel racks. Damaged furniture such as chairs can be repurposed to shelves, damaged dining tables can be resized to fit your home office, and other similar changes.
Another way to save money while remodeling is by using salvaged materials from other projects around the house. Salvaged materials are an economical way to add style and personality to any room without breaking the bank.
It’s easy to get a little bored with the same four walls, consider these DIY projects that can add some life to your place without breaking the bank. The trick is to think superficial, not structural. It does not take much to change the look and feel of your home, small, well-positioned, and curated changes can work wonders. With a little creativity and elbow grease and ingenuity, you can transform your space without expensive upgrades. These simple and easy-to-do DIY tips would definitely give your home the makeover it is dying for.