Every time you need to fix, change or improve something in your home, the same questions arise: Can I do it myself or do I need to hire a professional? If you choose to DIY, it can be very rewarding and it is not just about the money you save.
If you do the renovations all by yourself, you will have a great sense of accomplishment you won’t be able to get otherwise. Here are 5 DIY home renovations that are easy even for beginners.
Paint the Kitchen Cabinets
If your cabinets are old and don’t look like they should be in your home anymore but you can’t afford to replace them, you can easily paint them. Painting can do wonders for their look and you will feel as though you have new cabinets. It is a challenging task but if you are up for it, it’s worth it.
You can paint the kitchen cabinets with a paintbrush and a small roller. You can even spray paint it for a quicker result, but you need to know what you are doing.
Change the Look of Your Entry Door
This is an impressive DIY renovation but you can change the look of your entry door without that much effort. Your house will have a new look that is visible from the streets. If you can, replace the entry door completely but if you can’t, painting it is always an option. You could even change the locks to more reliable, modern options.
Don’t just stop at the door: add potted plants, give it new house numbers and new rugs and it will look completely different.
Renovate Your Bathroom
Even a weekend renovation can do wonders for your bathroom. Fix the dingy shower by cleaning the soap scum of the tiles and check to see if they need re-grouting. You can remove and replace old silicone, fix a chipped bathtub or basin, install some new fixtures, and even paint the tiles but don’t mess with the electrics. Always use paint that can withstand moisture and steam when you paint the bathroom.
The whole bathroom project may take longer than a weekend but at the end, it will be worth it.
Construct a Window Cornice Box
Building a cornice box is easy even for beginner DYIs and the room will be dramatically improved. It will hide the ugly curtain rods and it will make the room unique and
You can construct the window cornice box with off-the-shelf trim and a miter saw and you will only need basic carpentry skills. It usually takes only a few hours but the results are great. Keep in mind that you need to match the
cornice design to the room décor and do your research to see various models
before you make a design choice.
Paint the Bedrooms
You can paint any room you choose but the bedrooms are the easiest because they don’t have too many objects you need to avoid splashing. First of all, you need to remove all the hardware and clean the room thoroughly. Applymasking tape to anything you don’t want to paint before you start and cover the floor.
You can use a roller or a brush to paint and add as many coats as you think are necessary to be completely satisfied with the result. Keep in mind that higher quality paint requires fewer layers.
Just as a reminder, you should never DIY project like waterproofing, electric projects, removing walls and most piping projects. Leave these to