10 Awesome DIY Projects

Lately, Do-it-yourself home improvement projects have become very popular. Even though the concept is not new at all (people have been doing it for decades), DIY projects have become very exciting. With so many online websites and blogs giving you great ideas, how wouldn’t they? Great for either a nice hobby, or some great together-family time, great ideas are accessible, cheap and easy to do. No need to spend lots of time, money or hiring expensive contractors.

Believe it or not, you can get most of the renovations and home improvement you’ve been wanting so much done yourself. Forget expensive building material, fancy tools or professional experience. It’s just a matter of measuring, cutting and putting things together, to have that great room or piece of furniture you always wanted.

So, with out further ado, grab your tools and check out the awesome DIY project recommendations we got in store for you. These simple touch ups can have a very positive effect on how your home looks.

Room makeover


Give your bedroom a fresh new look by re-painting it. If you haven’t chosen a new color for your room yet, get some ideas from dedicated blogs and DIY websites here. Choose colors that can define your personality and that would blend well with the color of your furniture. Most bedrooms nowadays use neutral color tones such as grey, black and white. One of the advantages of choosing a minimalist, neutral style is that it can blend perfectly with any color so you won’t have to worry whether your furniture will fit or not. However, if you wish to give your room more character, you may choose bright colors like orange and yellow or warm colors like blue or green.

New Book Shelves


Making bookshelves is easy. If you are tired of seeing your books lying around, take better care of them by storing them on a shelf that is custom-made. Choose the area where the shelf will be placed and take the necessary measurements. Follow these measurements when building the shelves and paint it according to whatever style you Like. Another great idea would be floating shelves, which can give your home a fresh and modernized look. Check out this great post and get inspired.

Door and window replacements

Even though it may seem insignificant, doors and windows in your home can have a very strong impact on its appearance, as well as its functionality. By opting for composite doors and windows, for example, you can let light pass through and into different rooms, without the need for turning on the lights. This way, you can create a more natural feeling atmosphere, that will be energy efficient and more environmentally aware. Doors and windows are available in a wide range of colors, styles and patterns, and will give a whole new look to your home, just by changing them.

Landscaping


If you have a garden in your home, you can easily upgrade the way it looks. This will give your home a much more comfortable, well maintained house. Include a seating area, add a small fountain, add some gravel to create a nice country style gravel path or just plant some flowers that bloom throughout the year. You’ll be amazed how cozy your house will feel, even by only upgrading your back yard or garden outside. Check out this awesome DIY garden upgrade for nice ideas.

Adding conservatories


A conservatory is a glass walled unit that is an extension of your home into the garden area. Investing in a conservatory for your home is one of the best ways to create extra space as well as enjoy the comforts and luxury of an open plan living space. Just as we described above in the door and window replacement, building such a conservatory will let lots of natural light into your home, giving you a roomier feeling of open space, together with soft, natural lighting. Not to mention, that this will be more energy efficient and environmentally aware. Extending your living room , for example by just a bit and creating such a space, will completely transform the way your main living space will look and feel.

Yeah, we know what your thinking. This type of project is something that only professional contractors can do. Well, think again! Check out this awesome guide, for building your very own, self-made conservatory.

Painting


Definitely one of the simplest ways to upgrade the looks of your home. Choose colors that are long lasting and compliment the interiors of your residence. Whether you like neutral, more soothing colors, or your stylish, flashy shade of choice. Give any one of your rooms a nice touch up, or even paint the outside of your house. Paint one room with one color and another room with a different color. Options are endless and very easy to do by yourself.

Upholstery


Instead of replacing your furniture, changing the upholstery of your bed, sofa, chair or ottoman is a very economical way of giving your house an instant face lift. You can choose a beautiful fabric for the covering, a better spring system and quality cushioning as well as stylish frames. Upgrading your existing furniture’s upholstery can be cheap and easy. Customize your furniture, and you will get something that looks completely new and fresh, in the fraction of the cost.

Look how easy and fun a project like this can be here.

Flooring

Another great way for giving your home a nice touch up. You wouldn’t believe what a difference getting new flooring can create. There is a wide range of flooring options available on the market at highly affordable rates. Rest assure you’ll find a flooring material and design that will match your taste and compliment the looks of your home beautifully.
Working on a home can be a very rewarding as well as satisfying task. By replacing your flooring, you can be sure that this satisfying task will yield a big difference in the look and feel of your home, making the reward even sweeter.

Replacing your flooring doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult. Just look here how easily you can create a big difference in how your home looks.

White Oak Kitchen Table Build Tutorial

A great project for all the carpentry heroes out there. This tutorial will easily explain how to put together this wonderful piece of furniture. Carpentry can be a lovely hobby – the reward for your work is immediate, plus it’s fun to watch step after step, as your furniture of choice comes into existence. Just try this one out. We promise you will get addicted!

As you can see, the key note of all the above mentioned DIY projects, is fun and easy touch ups that are guaranteed to upgrade your home. It sometimes can be confusing to take on a home improvement task all by yourself. Just follow the different links and tutorials, and you’ll get the hang of it in no time. You’re guaranteed to develop another hobby once you begin!

 

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