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Home upgrades are a great way to showcase your personal style and potentially add value to your home. But they can also be costly and take specialized knowledge and skills to execute. Here are a few of the best Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects that even a beginner can tackle to make a home inviting and fun.
Paint: Sprucing up the interior of your home with a fresh coat of paint is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to get a big bang for your DIY buck. Talk to the professional at your hardware store about your project (room, use, color ideas) for some great tips. They can also help you pick out what equipment you will need, although it’s often not much more than a good roller, brush, tape, and drop cloth.
Fire Pit: Adding a fire pit to your backyard setup creates a fun, cozy atmosphere that can’t be beat. You can purchase a kit that comes with all of the pieces you need or find easy tutorials online. Just be sure to research the regulations in your area about size or location restrictions.
Update a Light Fixture: How many people does it take to change a lightbulb? Hopefully just you! You can create new ambient lighting using one of today’s bulbs. You can choose between a warm/soft light, a cool/neutral, and daylight, depending on the intended use and look of the space. If you have some basic knowledge of electrical systems, you can add a new pendant or fixture. Just be sure to turn off any circuits that you will be working with before beginning to DIY.
Window Tricks: Add curtains to frame your windows and add texture to your room. Hang them as high as possible to create the look of high ceilings.
Upgrade Cabinet Hardware: With just a simple screwdriver and some time, you can replace the drawer and cabinet pulls in your kitchen with newer, on-trend options. These can get pricey for large kitchens with a lot of storage space, but can change the entire look of one of the most used rooms in your home.