DIY Home Projects
DIY Home Projects 

When you bought your house, you probably thought that the purchase was your biggest expense, but there's nothing that drags down your home's value than an outdated aesthetic. That means that you'll have to do some updates every so often. That's all fine, except for the fact 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 some quick and easy DIY home projects that'll save you a ton of money!

1. Create Raised Flowerbeds or Gardens

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

Raised beds help homeowners make the most of small backyard spaces, but they also 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, resulting in higher quality plants.

All you need is some lumber and basic 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 a great idea for a number of 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, then you need to update the colour 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 not ready to drop a ton of money on brand new cabinetry? You can still give your kitchen and bathrooms a fresh new look without breaking the bank.

As long as you still like the overall style of your cabinets, you can update your cabinets 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, then you can set your air conditioner to run cooler at night.

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

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

5. Clean Your Carpets

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

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

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

6. Install New Flooring

Bored with old wood or concrete flooring? You don't have to hire a pro to change up the flooring in your home. Vinyl flooring is super easy to install and gives your home a major update!

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

Need a place to store all your tools while you're updating your flooring? This great 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 a room in your home that is painted a different colour or has a different design from the rest of the walls in the room.

With accent walls, you have 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 also reflecting your home's overall style and are a great addition to any home.

Ready to Get Started on Your Own DIY Home Projects?

DIY home projects not only save you a ton of money on renovations, but they also make those items that much more value. Wouldn't you rather grow veggies and herbs in a raised bed you built to your own specifications than in one someone else cobbled together?

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