DIY Home Improvement
Are you looking to remodel your home? You don't need to break the bank to perform a few fix-ups on your house. With a few thousand dollars set aside -- or, in some cases, just a few hundred -- you can see drastic improvements in your home with the following DIY home improvement projects.
Replace Your Roof
When it comes to remodeling your home, replacing your roof is likely one thing on your to-do list. According to HomeAdvisor, the average person spends about $7,640 on a new roof, but with numerous ways to save, you can improve your home while on a budget.
If you have the skills, you can completely redo your roof on your own, provided that you have a few friends who are willing to help you. If not, you can still hire a professional roofer but do some of the work yourself, such as removing your old shingles. You can also spot-repair your roof if you know there's an area that leaks and needs attention. Need guidance on how to replace your roof? Check out this guide.
Revamp Your Style
If you're sick of the look of your home, then perhaps all you need is a quick paint job. Spend some time thinking about the type of paint and the color you want in each room so you don't end up changing your mind after the project is complete. Be sure painter's tape, primer, and the right paintbrush or roller is on your project list, too, and that you apply more than one coat to cover the wall evenly.
But if that's not enough, consider replacing your walls with new material; for instance, gut your old wood paneling and replace it with drywall. Other easy ways you can revamp your home's style is by replacing your kitchen and bathroom cabinets and appliances.
Replace Your Hardware
One quick and easy DIY project that can easily give your home an updated look -- and is something that you can do over the weekend -- is to replace your home's hardware. Remove your old sink faucets and install something more modern (and shiny!). Replacing your door handles and updating your light fixtures is an effective way to upgrade the overall look of your house. Add new covers over your outlets and light switches for an extra touch.
Redress Your Entryway
Since your entryway is the first thing people will see when they come to your home, it's worth thinking about remodeling your front door and the area around it. You might start by painting your door a new color. Otherwise, consider replacing your front door completely, which can give your entryway a whole new look. Take this project a step further by painting your trim and your shutters. For an even cleaner sense of curb appeal, replace or paint your mailbox and think about replacing your house numbers with updated versions.
Remake Your Bathroom
As one of the most important rooms in the home and a place that's often considered "dirty," your bathroom is worth updating if it doesn't live up to your standards. The good news is that updating your bathroom can be simple. You can always start by installing a new faucet head, a new light fixture, and a new shower head. However, if you want to take things a little further, you might rip out your old flooring and install updated tile or other bathroom flooring instead. Other upgrades you can do on your own include installing a new vanity, replacing your toilet seat, and trading in your shower curtain for a glass door.
With so many projects that you can do yourself, you don't have to pay a huge amount of money to have someone else come in and remodel your home. Just make sure that you recruit help from a friend if the project is too tough for a single person or if you don't know what you're doing.
What types of DIY home improvement projects will you start with? Let us know in the comments!