Sometimes the only thing that’s stopping a homeowner from learning a new skill is finding the right project to get started on.
It’s easy to get discouraged or overwhelmed if there are multiple projects on the docket, or if a homeowner isn’t sure about being safe or financial repercussions of certain jobs.
As with anything in life, it helps to take things one step at a time. Remember to build up skills brick by brick. Use these ideas to get a better idea of how to spruce up a home without the drama before branching out.
Front Entrance Home Renovations
Improving the entrance of a home doesn’t just make the place more inviting to onlookers, it also makes coming home that much more pleasant.Clearing out the clutter or repainting the doorway is an easy project. A DIY’er can also interesting hardware to the door that can do wonders to change the space. Choose a color for the door that is bright and cheerful without clashing with the rest of the home’s color scheme.
Consider adding potted plants near the door that can either withstand the sun exposure of your home has or live without the sun’s rays. Also consider adding a lighted doorbell. These are easy to install with a small home toolkit. Finally, homeowners may want to consider adding outdoor lighting to highlight the architecture. A simple lighting kit will not only provide additional safety to a walkway, it can also illuminate a homeowner’s landscaping efforts all year long.
Home Tile Installation
Adding a backsplash to a home is easier than most homeowners think if they already have a standard drywall behind their stove or sink. The biggest hurdle to adding a backsplash is usually doing the prep work. Appliances will need to be moved from the walls. Additionally, outlet covers will need to be removed with all cabinets will need to be taped off. Homeowners will need to dig out that level from their organized tool box to attach a temporary ledger board. (The ledger board is a piece of lumber that will ensure the tiles are supported before they adhesive dries.)
Any uneven portions of the wall will need to be filled in and sanded down. This is so the tile can be evenly installed. After this is complete, tiles can be attached to the adhesive. Then they can be firmly cemented into the glue with a rubber float. Backsplashes may be time-consuming, but not necessarily difficult, in terms of professional skills. This job is excellent for a long weekend.
Home Flooring Upgrades
Old vinyl or linoleum flooring may be perfectly functional, but may not be the best feature of a home. Thankfully, there were plenty of companies who recognize homeowners needed another solution besides ripping out their flooring and replacing it with more expensive materials. Floor paint can be used specifically to cover up an outdated pattern . Or a design that no longer fits the decor in a home. Solid colors, checkered patterns, stripes—homeowners can choose their own adventure when it comes how they paint.
This project will involve standard priming and potentially sealing steps, but it doesn’t require a professional to complete. Just make sure to buy quality materials so the paint job is less likely to chip or crack.
Tackling any of these projects can improve the resale value of a home. Homeowners should think more about their own enjoyment than they do about the future homeowner’s opinions. Improving a home strengthens a homeowner’s DIY skills. It also gives a homeowner deeper sense of pride and attachment to their property.