7 Best Tips For Budget-Friendly DIY Home Improvements
In this blog post, we’re going to discuss budget-friendly DIY home improvements you can make to your home. This will not only help you create your dream home, but it can also increase the value of your home as well. We usually think of DIY home improvements as costly and time-intensive but that’s not always the case.
You can get some great ideas for improving the look and feel of your home by watching home improvement shows on networks such as DIY Network and HGTV. I know I watch HGTV quite a bit, and I also like to write down small home improvement project ideas that I can do fairly easily without a lot of work.
What is DIY Home Improvements?
Well, as the name implies these are budget-friendly DIY home improvements that you can make to turn your ordinary home into your dream home. You are limited only by your imagination and creativity, if you can dream of it you can do it. If you can find ways to take that home improvement idea you’ve seen and create it for a fraction of the original cost it’s a win-win.
First, write down the idea, then, write out the list of materials you will need. Next, see what materials you have on hand, then price out the rest of the materials. Finally, see if there are any stores in your area that sell the required materials cheaper than other stores. For example, we have a store near us that sells lower cost construction materials than home depot.
Why do DIY home improvements happen?
DIY home improvements usually happen because people enjoy doing small projects. These small projects can not only make the home more enjoyable but also increase the value of the home as well. A lot of people enjoy putting the work into home improvement projects. They can showcase their creativity through the projects that they do.
I remember when I was little, my dad created a breakfast nook that connected our kitchen to our dining room. He cut out the upper half of the wall that separated the rooms effectively turning 2 rooms into 1. He then added a countertop and stools to make not only a breakfast nook but also a pass-thru counter.
7 Best Tips For Budget-Friendly DIY Home Improvements
Here is a list of budget-friendly DIY home improvements you can make in your home today.
Tip #1 Paint A Room In Your Home
.You may be surprised to know that painting a room in your home is rather inexpensive. It can also let your creativity shine by choosing your favorite color scheme. You can even add your own unique design on 1 wall of a room. For example, my daughter wanted a galaxy theme in her bedroom with 1 wall painted with chalkboard paint so she and her friends could draw on the wall. You can find out more at MyDesertCottage.
Tip 2: Paint The Fabric Of Your Furniture
Believe it or not, you can paint the fabric of your furniture by using chalk paint. You can paint your furniture to match the walls or floors in your home. You can also stain the wooden parts of the furniture to really make the pieces stand out. I’m currently in the process of turning 1 of my living room chairs from hunter green to a beige color to match the other furniture in my living room. You can find out more at 2BeesInAPod.
Tip 3: Paint Or Stain Your Kitchen Cabinets
You’d be surprised what a coat of paint or stain can do to update the look of your kitchen. Let’s say for example that your kitchen cabinets don’t match for some reason. I can tell you that mine didn’t match either life happens. So, instead of spending hundreds of dollars on new kitchen cabinets paint or stain them to give them new life. You can find out more at YoungHouseLove.
Tip 4: Turn An Old Dresser Into A Kitchen Island
This is one of my favorite ideas, I love re-purposing old furniture. Simply take an old beat-up dresser, remove any old paint, and any hardware. Then sand it down and paint or stain it. You can then add shelves where the drawers used to be. Then use those shelves for more kitchen storage space. You can find out more at DearCreatives.
Tip 5: Add Stencil Outlines To Your Walls
I love this idea, it’s creative and easy to do all you need are stencils, stencil brushes, painter’s tape, and paint. Simply find a stencil design that you like and paint colors of your choice. Place the stencil on your wall using the painter’s tape, and fill in the stencil using the stencil brushes and whatever paint you’ve chosen. You can find out more at DesignerTrapped.
Tip 6: Paint Your Bathroom Tub and Tile
Are you sick and tired of looking at your ugly bathtub and tile? Then why not add your own personal touch by painting your bathtub and surrounding tile. Painting your bathtub or tile isn’t rocket science, you just need to make sure you buy the right paint for the job. You can find out more at VarietybyVashti.
Tip 7: Upcycle An Old Door Into A Coat Rack
I love this idea too, it’s creative and unique. All you need is an old door, paint, wooden crates (optional), and hooks or knobs. Simply paint the door your desired color, attach the wooden crates to the bottom. Then, add the hooks or knobs and any other decorative features. You can find out more from HomeTalk.
The Last Thing You Need to Know about DIY Home Improvements
Remember, you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to create DIY home improvements. In other words, you are trading your time instead of your money to complete DIY home improvements. To be fair I think that everyone should try at least 1 DIY home improvement project just to see what happens.
What are your favorite budget-friendly DIY home improvements? Leave me a comment below and let me know! Mine would have to be up-cycling old furniture, I love making old things into something new. For me, the process is half the fun the other half comes when the project is done and I can see what my hard work created. Check out my blog post on Creating A Mosaic Tile Table Top.