Winter can easily cause cabin fever and an undeniable longing for warmer weather. As people are stuck inside with nothing to do, it can be common to feel restless! Spending so much time in your home may make you may find things about your space that you wish to change, or you may simply want to do some cheap and easy upgrades. Before calling a professional, review some of these easy DIY suggestions that can keep you busy while finishing out the last cold months! They will give your home a splash of individuality without breaking the bank.
Adding a backsplash to your kitchen is one of the easiest DIY tips to enhance your home on a budget. Anyone can do it! A tile or solid backsplash is added to your wall to protect the kitchen from food stains. They come in a variety of sizes, patterns, and colors, so you can make the space as colorful or neutral as you’d like!
This type of flooring is popular among homeowners as it’s a reasonably inexpensive upgrade that is easy to install for non-professionals. They resemble the beauty of natural hardwood, but are much easier to lay down. Vinyl flooring is especially great for areas that will receive a lot of traffic and water spills, so they are ideal for kitchens and bathrooms.
Paint the Front Door
The front door is one of the first things people will notice about your home! This is a fun and creative DIY upgrade that will make your home pop. If you’re feeling extra whimsical, you can paint it a fun and vibrant color like yellow or blue!
Change Your Faucet
Whether there is a leak or you simply want to enhance the look of your kitchen, the sink is a great place to start. For a more simple new faucet installation, find one that has the same cutout configuration so you can simply take it out and swap.
Maybe you don’t have enough room in your pantry, or you want some more space in your bedroom. Shelves are always a great addition! You can either build the shelves yourself or purchase some and hang them up where you need the added storage. What’s great about shelves is you can either opt for functional, or functional and decorative. Some shelves have elegant designs to provide additional personality to the space.
Marble Your Counters
If you haven’t seen this trend yet, people are choosing to take the luxurious look of marble and DIY-ing in their own homes! This can be done by using project paint, ultra high-gloss epoxy, and simple craft supplies. You would create the lines that you usually see in marble and then cover the counter with epoxy. If done right, you won’t be able to tell the difference between this affordable option and the real deal!
Choose Peel-and-Stick Wallpaper
We LOVE peel-and-stick wallpaper because of the expressive patterns and simple installation. This type of wallpaper is not only easy to place on the wall, but it is easy to take off if you get bored or want to change designs.
Replace Your Door Knobs
Door knobs are often overlooked when it comes to updating your home. They shouldn’t be! Trading in an old and worn door knob for a fresh and sleek knob can completely change the vibe of a room. Alternatively, if you do not want to spring for new ones, you can always paint the old ones a new color!
Another thing we love about DIY projects is that you truly make the project your own. Something you can do to add elegance is take a small frame and place it around your light switches. This will give your light switches the look of luxury without the price.
Switch Out Your Showerhead
Forget the old and rusty showerhead and replace it with a new and variable water flow showerhead. For added fun, look for shower heads that can flash colors!
Try Vintage Items
Take a weekend morning and head over to some antique stores to see what they have to offer. Many times, you can find worn but otherwise elegant items that just need some touching up. Imagine that you find a small table set with plenty of chips in the paint- but it’s still sturdy! Take it home, sand it, give it a fresh coat of paint, and you have a freshly-renovated dining set that won’t be found elsewhere!
Let’s say you and your friends want to go shopping together to find unique ways to update your home. How will you get there? Your personal cars, and even rideshares cannot fit more than four other people, excluding the driver. In cases such as this, a charter mini bus is a perfect solution. A charter mini bus can hold up to 36 passengers and is operated by a trained and professional chauffeur. Instead of splitting up in ride-shares or riding public transportation, booking a charter mini bus is a private, easy, and sanitary solution.
When becoming a homeowner, you forgo the lack of responsibility that tenants can enjoy while renting. Instead of calling the landlord to fix a problem, you become your own landlord! This can be frustrating when things continue to break, but optimistically, you can do whatever you want in your own home! You can paint the walls orange, tear down walls, and even include additions to the home. As a homeowner, you can make endless easy changes to ensure your home reflects your needs and personality.