Whether you’re looking to boost the resale value of your home or need to refresh your living space, making some home improvements can produce some pretty dramatic results. Remodeling the kitchen or knocking down walls may not be the type of home projects you feel comfortable taking on, and that’s okay! Not everyone is ready for a more complicated remodel due to time, commitment, and budget.
However, a full remodel or renovation isn’t the only way to modernize your space. With these simple DIY home improvement ideas, you can update your space to add more style and functionality to your home.
Repainting walls is a simple yet effective DIY home improvement idea. By painting your walls, you can easily improve the overall appearance of any room. Here are some tips to consider when painting:
Similar to painting, installing wallpaper can really update a room’s décor. Whether you decide to wallpaper an entire room or add an accent wall, wallpaper adds a bold statement to your space and creates a great focal point. With so many options available for DIY homeowners looking to freshen their living areas—including permanent and temporary wallpaper styles—gone are the days of limited wallpaper choices. Temporary wallpaper is easy to apply and even easier to remove, and it comes in a variety of colors and finishes. With its peel-and-stick application, it’s so easy to add a pop of color and interest to any space, no matter the size.
Flooring doesn’t always have to be an expensive upgrade. If you have the option to refinish or paint your floors, you’ll discover how much your flooring contributes to your space’s overall appearance and feel. Regardless of which approach you choose, be sure to use products specified for floors and carefully follow application directions to ensure it adheres correctly. If sanding, refinishing and/or painting aren’t your hobby, there are a variety of peel-and-stick flooring options—such as tile or carpet—that are extremely user-friendly.
It’s amazing how simply swapping out light fixtures can refresh a space, without necessarily making any other updates or changes. Oftentimes, a home’s lighting can be very telling of its age, making a space feel outdated. Many home improvement stores carry DIY-friendly light kits that simplify the process.
The following are examples of popular lighting styles you may find in easy-to-install light kits:
When thinking about updating your home, it’s easy to overlook the exterior. Your front door, for example, is the first impression your guests—and potential buyers—have when they visit. By taking the time to clean and update your curb appeal, you eliminate a lot of what ages the exterior of your home.
Here are some DIY home improvement ideas for updating your entryway:
Improving storage organization isn’t often a consideration when thinking of DIY home improvement; however, the areas where you tend to store things—pantries, closets, laundry rooms, etc.—are heavily used and typically don’t work as effectively as they could. By improving the functionality of these storage spaces, you’re infusing the space with purpose.
One easy way to enhance areas like your closets is by installing shelving. Instead of opting for a standard one-rung closet, consider creating shelving and racks that offer more organization potential for items like shoes, hats, etc. Many home improvement stores carry closet organization kits, ranging from wire shelving to wood shelving, that make customizing your storage needs simple and stylish. These kits, though often designed for bedroom closets, can also be used to create more organized pantries and laundry areas!
Taking on a Bigger Renovation Project?
If you’re looking to enhance your living space with professional home renovation, consider working with Gonyea Transformations. Our team will work with you to ensure you have a quality home-remodeling experience, from beginning to end.
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