Getting tired of looking at the boring cupboards, basic light fixtures, and bare walls in your home? DIY projects are a great way of updating your space without spending a fortune. As a bonus, they’re also a lot of fun! Continue reading for five fun DIY renovation ideas that are sure to bring life back into your home.
1. Paint Your Doors and Cabinets
One of the easiest DIY projects you can get done over the weekend is painting your cabinets and your doors. With some sandpaper, primer, and your new favorite paint color, you can update your kitchen and bathroom cabinets with ease (take it a step further by installing some new hardware)! Your internal and external doors can be spruced up with some wood stain, the proper kind of paint, and some unique door handles.
2. Paint or Stain Your Brick Fireplace
If you have a fireplace, it’s likely the centerpiece of your den or family room. Updating this beautiful feature in your home doesn’t have to cost thousands of dollars or take countless hours of hard labor. Using specialized brick paints and stains make it easy to refresh the look of your fireplace in a matter of hours, and your wallet will thank you too.
3. Have Fun With Light Fixtures
Look for eye-catching bulb covers and themed wall sconces at the local thrift store, or have a blast building your own. Customizing your own light fixtures allows you to make them as simple or complex you want, and they will always be unique. Let your creativity take the wheel—you can craft modern hanging lights fixtures out of scrap metal, wood, cloth, or any of your preferred materials. For accent lighting, try adding wall sconces, lanterns, and lamps that have your own personal touch.
4. Use Adhesive Flooring or Tile as a Backsplash
There’s no better way to change the look of a kitchen than updating your backsplash! If you currently have a bare wall as your backsplash, you could simply paint it a different color for a fresh feeling in your kitchen.
An even more exciting alternative involves using adhesive flooring. Adhesive flooring can come in any number of designs, and can easily be mounted or glued to the wall. There are also peel-and-stick tile options available that you simply cut to your desired proportions, peel off, and stick to the wall.
5. Homemade Art
Imagine beautiful wall hangings, decorative bowls and vases, centerpieces, and so much more, all made by you. When you create your own art, you can use materials and textures that best fit your existing decor and color scheme. You can repurpose old bowls, picture frames, and artificial flowers, use easy-to-find materials such as rope and wood, and get creative with spray paint.
Everyone wants to live in a home they love. The good news is, renovations and updates don’t have to cost an arm and a leg. With a little ingenuity and a trip to the local home improvement store, you can DIY your way to the home of your dreams.