DIY Home Projects
DIY Home Projects 

When you bought your house, you probably thought that the purchase was your most significant expense, but nothing drags down your home's value more than an outdated aesthetic. That means that you'll have to do some updates every so often. That's all fine, except that the average cost to remodel a home in the United States is over $43,000.

One of the best ways to save money on renovations is to do them yourself. While there are certain things you should leave to a professional, there are plenty that you complete for a whole lot cheaper.

Ready to give it a shot? Read on for quick and easy DIY home projects that save you money!

1. Create Raised Flowerbeds or Gardens

Have you dreamed of a backyard full of beautiful blooming flowers? What about growing veggies, fruits, and herbs in your favorite recipes? Raised beds make all these things possible!

Raised beds help homeowners make the most of small backyard spaces and work well in large yards. They help ensure proper aeration of the soil and good drainage. They also help protect the plants from pests and weeds, producing higher-quality plants.

All you need is lumber and essential tools, and you'll be well on your way to a beautiful raised bed garden!

2. Change the Paint

Standard white walls are great for apartments because they work well for people with varying tastes. But for homes? Not so much.

Updating the paint in your home is an excellent idea for several reasons, and getting rid of boring white walls is just one of them. Paint has a finite lifespan, and if you want to keep your home looking fresh and new, you need to update the color or apply a fresh coat.

The good news is that repainting your home is a simple task. So break out the paint chips and get to updating!

3. Give Your Cabinets an Update

Want to update your cabinets but need more time to be ready to spend much money on brand-new cabinetry? You can still give your kitchen and bathrooms a fresh look without breaking the bank.

As long as you still like the overall style of your cabinets, you can update them by giving them a fresh coat of paint and changing out the hardware. This is a simple task that only requires paint, hardware, and a drill if you're switching from a knob to a handle.

4. Save Money with a Programmable Thermostat

Tired of out of control electric bills? It's time to invest in a programmable thermostat.

Programmable thermostats allow you to change the temperature in your home at different times of the day. If you prefer cooler temperatures at night, you can set your air conditioner to run more relaxed at night.

Don't need air conditioning while you're at work? You can program your air conditioning to run at higher temps while out of the house and more relaxed when you get home.

You only need the new thermostat, a screwdriver, and a drill. This is an easy way to save money and update your home's technology.

5. Clean Your Carpets

Are your carpets looking a little sad? Try to keep your carpets as clean as possible; your carpets will get dirty over time.

The good news is that you don't need to replace your carpets outright. All carpets need is a little love every once in a while to help keep them looking new and extend their life. You can purchase a carpet cleaner from your local department store.

Are you nAre you not ready to invest in your own carpet cleaner? You can rent one, too! And don't forget to take a breather between rooms—cleaning is hard work!

6. Install New Flooring

Are you bored with old wood or concrete flooring? You don't have to hire a pro to change it up. Vinyl flooring is super easy to install and dramatically updates your home!

Today's vinyl flooring can be installed in several ways—some are even,peel-and-stick, which makes for a painless installation process! Vinyl flooring has patterns that make it look like hardwood, stone, metal, and more! It looks great and gives your home's aesthetic an instant upgrade.

Do you need a place to store all your tools while updating your flooring? This fabulous bench from Dragon Fire is a great option!

7. Create an Accent Wall

An accent wall is a great way to add to your home's aesthetic! What's an accent wall? An accent wall is a single wall within your home that is painted a different color or has a different design from the rest of the walls in the room.

Accent walls offer a lot of room for creativity. You can create one with paint, wallpaper, or even stone and tile! They can be as bold or as subtle as you like—from using chalkboard paint on a wall in the kitchen to a subtle seafoam green wall in an otherwise beige room.

Accent walls make a statement while reflecting your home's overall style, making them a great addition to any home.

Ready to Get Started on Your Own DIY Home Projects?

DIY home projects save you a ton of money on renovations and make those items that much more valuable. Wouldn't you grow veggies and herbs in a raised bed you built to your specifications instead of in someone else cobbled together?

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