5 DIY Home Improvements Anyone Can Try

May 22, 2024

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How often have you looked around your home and thought it could use a few improvements?  Even when you find a few, you might think they’ll be too expensive to actually address. That doesn’t always have to be the case.

Instead, you could do a few DIY home improvements yourself that will have a large impact on how your home looks, feels, and functions.

Since you’ll be doing the work yourself, you’ll save a considerable amount of money. As long as you’re half-decent with your hands, you shouldn’t have a problem getting them done. Some of these might be much easier to do than you’d think.

Let’s dive into my top 5…

DIY Home Improvements: 5 Top Picks

1. Replacing Bathroom Hardware

Your bathroom is a great place to focus on when you’re looking for affordable home improvements. There are more than a few things you can do here without needing to spend too much time or money on it. One of the more notable is replacing the bathroom hardware.

Master bathroom with double sinks and 2 mirrors.

While you’ll need a little technical know-how, there shouldn’t be much beyond that keeping you from getting it done. Replacing the tap and similar areas shouldn’t even take you too long. With a little bit of elbow grease, you’ll have a noticeable impact on how your bathroom looks.

2. Improving The Landscaping

When you’re doing up your home, it’s easy to overlook the garden and similar areas. Most people tend to focus on the interiors, after all. Despite that, it could be worth putting some time and effort into your landscaping. It’ll help you make the outside of your home look nicer than you’d think.

Big modern home with beautiful landscaping.

While there’s a lot you can do with this, some landscaping tasks are much easier to do than you might think. You could even get quite a bit of it done in a weekend. This can make a big impact on how nice your home looks.

3. Adding A Kitchen Backsplash

Your kitchen is always a great place to focus on when you’re looking for DIY home improvements. You’ll use the room quite a bit, after all, so there’s no reason not to make this as nice as possible. Adding a kitchen backsplash could be a great way to make it look and function better.

Kitchen with open shelving and blue cabinets.

All you’ll really need for this are the materials, with glazed terracotta tile being one of the more recommended. Not only will it be easy to add the backsplash, but getting the right materials for it should be somewhat affordable too.

4. Upgrading The Lighting

One of the more overlooked areas around the home is the lighting. You might only pay attention to it when one of the bulbs goes out. That doesn’t mean it isn’t worth focusing on this when you’re looking for affordable home improvements. It could be worth updating this to have a decent impact on your home.

Dining area with a long table and pendant lighting.

Changing the light fixtures can be much easier than you’d think, and you shouldn’t have a problem doing it yourself. Of course, be sure to turn off the electricity first. With how much of an impact new light fixtures can have, there’s no reason not to make this easy update.

5. Updating The Paint

One of the more obvious ideas you could have when it comes to home improvement is giving everything a repaint. It’s an easy way to freshen up your home, and there’s no reason why you’ll need to hire a professional to help you get it done.

All blue room with a bench.

All it takes is a bit of time and elbow grease, with the amount of time it takes depending on the room or rooms you’re painting. Despite that, you can get it done a lot quicker than you’d think, and it’ll be relatively easy to do.

DIY Home Improvements: Wrapping Up

If you want your home to look nicer, you might think you’d have to pay a professional quite a bit of money to get it done. When there’s more than a few things that need to be done, this cost adds up quite a bit. You might not be in the position to actually afford these, but you’re not out of options.

With a few DIY home improvements, you’ll save yourself quite a bit of money. You’ll even make your home a lot nicer than you would’ve thought. If you’re relatively decent with your hands, then these home improvement DIY’s should be a breeze.

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