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5 DIY Home Improvement Ideas

Friday, March 18th, 2016


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You may love your home, but there are always some areas you wish you could improve, right? If you’re handy around the house, check out these five indoor home improvement projects you can do DIY-style. If you can achieve some of your goals for the year, you can look ahead and start planning for new gutters or roofing on the exterior!

1. Paint a Room. This doesn’t sound like a big home improvement idea but a new coat of paint can transform a room in ways other projects simply can’t. Painting also happens to be the quickest and easiest way to give any room in your house a makeover. You can pick up the paint at your local home improvement store to save on costs and tackle this job in a couple of days. Clean and prime the walls, lay down tarp, and apply two coats of paint with a roller. Take your time on the detail work. Allow two days to dry and voila-instant mood booster!

2. Re-do Kitchen Backsplash. Your kitchen may seem a little blah these days. One fun and decorative way to add a little pizzazz to your kitchen or even bathroom is to install a backsplash. Use colorful mosaic tiles of the peel-and-stick variety for no muss, no fuss application. If you are looking to sell your home this year, spring for the tile-and-grout backsplash to increase your home’s value.

3. Headboard Redesign. If the beds in your home lack headboards, go with something unique that no one else has. Headboards can be crafted from virtually anything – surf boards, skis, skateboards, fencing, old doors, shutters, you name it. Try your hand at decoupage while attaching magazine pictures or old family photographs to an old headboard.

4. New Architectural Features. A simple way to spruce up the look of your guest bathroom or kitchen is to find ways to incorporate more visual architectural interest, such as through the addition of some wainscoting, a chair rail, picture or crown molding, or baseboard, suggests DIY Network.

5. Cabinet Facelift. Don’t like the outdated look of your kitchen cabinets? Pick up some paint or stain and give them a makeover. Remove all the current hardware, such as drawer pulls and handles, and select all brand new hardware in brushed nickel, for instance. This is a relatively easy way to spruce up your kitchen without spending a fortune, plus you’re bringing it into 2016 and beyond with the latest styles.

Saving money on interior improvements can help you prepare for exterior investments. Let us know if our experts can help.

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