The DIY trend has been on the rise over the past few years as many people are looking to upgrade their homes and living areas with nothing more than a tool kit and determination.
DIY projects can range from the simple to the unbelievably challenging. Hanging a set of Venetian blinds is going to be much easier than replacing your entire sink. But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t try out your hand on various projects.
In this world, it’s best to start out slow so we’ve got some DIY projects today that you can do in a day. They’re a great way to build up your confidence and gain some experience before moving onto bigger projects down the road.
Make Your Home a Smart Home
While there are smartphones and other smart devices laying around the house, you can also turn your home into a smart home.
Installing a smart home security system, doorbell or thermostat may seem complicated but can be done in just a few hours. Not only will you make your home feel more secure, but you’re also going to drive up the value.
Add More Light with Mirrors
Having an open floor plan and bringing in more natural light is all part of the rage these days. While replacing your windows or redoing your living room is a tough ask, it’s much easier to bring more light into any room with mirrors.
Look for some mirrors you like and hang them in rooms that could use a bit more light. You can also replace old mirrors while you’re on the mirrors train!
Add a New Layer of Paint
Are some of your rooms looking a little dull or colorless? A great way to instantly bring back some color and life into those rooms is by adding a fresh coat of paint.
This project could bleed into an all-weekend ordeal, depending on the size of the room, but can easily be done for small rooms such as the entryway, parlor, or even guest bathroom.
Upgrade Your Fireplace
Your fireplace may only be used for a few days in winter, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a waste of space for the rest of the year.
One of the things you can do is turn your fireplace into a bookcase, storage area, or something similar to add a little bit of life to your living room. But if you really like fires, you could look to decorate the mantle instead.
Change the Blinds
While everyone all loves natural light, sometimes you need to keep the light out or just need a bit of privacy from those walking around outside.
Changing your blinds is easy and adding a stylish set of Venetian blinds has never been easier. All you’ll need is a tool kit and a few hours before your room is looking brand new.
Add a Medicine Cabinet
Another big designer trend is all about having storage hidden in plain sight. One way to do that is by adding a medicine cabinet to your bathroom.
You won’t need many tools, just a stud finder and a drill to be able to successfully hang your medicine cabinet. It’s a great way to clear clutter off the countertop or from the cabinets.
With all these tips and tricks, you can easily have some home improvements done in a day that can shock and stun your family and guests.