The only thing better than hiring a professional contractor to come into your home and spruce things up is having the chance to do this on your own! You need nothing more than a few basic tools, a little bit of time and the desire to create something magical to create an amazing update to your home. To get you started, take a look at 8 great, simple DIY home improvement ideas that you should consider. They’re great, even for beginners, as well as cost effective for those who are on a budget.
Painting the interior of your home can remove dirt, smoke, and even odors while also providing a fresh look that modernizes your home. Paint is affordable, and you need just a few tools. Why not get the kids involved in this project?
2. Add a Ceiling Fan
You do not realize the value they add until you do not have one in place. The addition of a ceiling fan is a wonderful way to easily add an updated and stylish look to your space. As an added benefit, the addition of a ceiling fan I’ll keep the home cooler and reduce energy consumption!
3. Add a Chandelier
You might want to consider adding a chandelier with or without the ceiling fan mentioned in idea number 2. Again a chandelier is a great device to add a new, sophisticated look to your home and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
4. Install Lighting
Lighting adds dramatic appearance to your indoor and outdoor space. Consider updating the lighting inside of your home for an awesome new look.
5. Waterproof the Basement
Waterproofing the basement will add value to the home, along with style and appearance. It will also reduce the cost of your energy usage, so there is every reason in this world to perform this taskif it has yet to be done.
6. Wall Paneling
Wall paneling is another easy DIY job that you might want to consider for your home. Wall paneling is sold in sheets and comes in many different styles, colors and designs. It is a great idea for creating special effects and looks in certain areas of your home.
7. Add Landscape Lights
Going outside of your home, landscape lights can be added to your home space to create a special look that is warm and inviting. Landscape lights are very affordable and take no time at all to install.
8. Power Wash
Also on the outside of your home, a power wash is a DIY job that you should consider. You might be surprised at just how dramatic of an effect your home can have when it is power washed clean.