The global pandemic has forced us to be cooped in our homes, leaving our social and outdoor lives for some time already. Now more than ever, the goal is to create a home space that will serve as a sanctuary and conducive space for work and family life. This article will round up a selection of easy, do-it-yourself (DIY) home improvement ideas that should be a part of your next renovation project.
Refresh with a coat of paint
The most common DIY home improvement upgrade is the application of a fresh coat of paint. Repainting is not rocket science and can easily be a weekend project. All it takes is to decide on a color that is cohesive with the entire space and layout.
A lesser-known hack to improve any space is updating floor color, either with paint or textured patterns. In doing so, it can add depth to your drab and washed-out flooring. Therefore, elevating the overall feel of the space. Do not limit repainting to interiors. Moreover, extend it to the garage, basement, or outdoor space. A quality basement floor paint is easy to apply, durable, and water-resistant. Therefore, ideal for storage spaces. In addition, the basement is an enclosure that will keep and maintain decluttered décor and furniture that might be useful in the future. Best to maintain it too.
Add shade elements with blinds or interior shutters
Spruce up a mundane window by installing blinds and interior shutters. In addition to elevating a window, it can also provide privacy and prevent too much light from coming through. Shutters are window treatments that add architectural and decorative detail to a space. It is an element that an avid DIYer can easily install.
Renew old kitchen cabinets with a new finish
Old kitchens are sad, dreary, and feel claustrophobic due to broken and dark cabinets. At this point, a long-overdue makeover can instantly brighten up this space making the room conducive again for activities.
Refinish wood elements
Refurbish doors, cabinets, shelves, and other wooden elements in your home through repair, sanding, and varnish applications. However, wear and tear can take a toll on the structural integrity of the wood. Should this happen, replace it with metal finishes, fiberglass, or wood laminates.
Reapply bathroom caulk
Caulk application is cheap and an easy DIY. It can instantly transform kitchen and bathroom edges into a mold and mildew-free and tidy-looking fixture.
Revive old deck
Revive a weather-beaten deck back to its bright and sturdy state by power washing it down and applying a protective coat of semitransparent stain. This DIY project can quickly refresh your front deck, making the home inviting.
Protect walls with backsplash
Install a single sheet of solid surface backsplash into your kitchen walls. It can be a DIY weekend project because sheets are custom-fit and easy to install.
Install lighting fixture
Elevate the mood of a room by installing modern or classic lighting fixtures. It can quickly enhance a room by merging décor and functionality.
Integrate these DIY home improvement ideas into your next renovation or new home project. These ideas would not cost an arm and a leg, yielding professional-looking, stylish, and functional results.