DIY Home Projects
There has never been a better time to get some DIY home projects done. Maybe you’re struggling with storage space, organization, or just an overcrowded apartment design that needs upgrading, maybe that plain wall in your living room stares right at you reminding you of your promises to replace it for something modern, you were going to put it up, but you didn’t realize you could do it yourself.
There are many ways to transform a room from top to bottom and spend less doing it. In fact, with a bit of time and creativity, you can sometimes give a room a whole new look for less than it would take to purchase new furniture.
In other to make your home look amazing without having to spend so much, you must learn to neglect everything you’ve seen on TV and in magazines. When the interior decorators on TV remake spaces, they do it in the most expensive way possible. They practically get rid of everything in the room, spend huge sums on high-end replacements, and hire professional contractors to install them.
To redo a room for as little money as possible, you have to take a completely different approach which involves keeping as much as your original furniture as possible Instead of changing everything while finding ways to make your old stuff look new. Instead of buying brand-new items, you should try to use things you already have or can pick up secondhand for a fair sum.
Also, instead of bringing in professionals to handle the work, you take a completely different approach by doing the work yourself whenever possible.
Let’s look at ten DIY home tips that can help give our homes that new look even on a low budget;
1. Do it yourself;
Nearly any kind of remodelling or redecorating job is cheaper when you do it yourself instead of hiring someone else. Surveys offer several examples of how much DIY can save you on common home decorating jobs like;
Installing Vinyl or Linoleum Flooring,
Installing Hardwood Flooring,
Installing a Kitchen Backsplash,
Adding a Deck.
Another positive part about DIY is the satisfaction of being able to show off something you did with your own hands, raising your self-esteem.
Almost everyone would probably value a wooden laundry table that they built themselves more than a dining table that they picked-up at a store. Even if the laundry table has a few streaky patches, it’s your table, and so you feel more attached to it than you would to a showroom-perfect table with a price tag to match.
2. Rearrange your furniture;
You can often change the way your room looks with activities as simple as dramatically rearranging the furniture. For instance, if the back of your couch is the first thing that comes into view whenever you walk into the living room, then rearranging that big piece of furniture will help clear out a part thus creating better traffic within your living room space while making it look more inviting all at zero cost.
3. Repurpose furniture and accessories;
Repurposing furniture most often includes changing the way it looks. For instance, you can apply an entirely new coat of paint or refinish a wooden table before converting it to a desk – or you can tear down a whole piece of furniture and use the different parts to make new and different objects.
Here are a handful of examples of old pieces put to new uses:
°A Bookcase From Dresser Drawers.
°Shelving From a Dresser.
°A Bar From a Bookcase.
°A Sink Vanity From a Dresser.
4. Buy secondhand items you can rebrand;
Sometimes, it becomes too unlikely to get the kind of furniture you need from materials you already possess, so you must make purchases. But even if you have to buy a new piece, that doesn’t mean it has to be brand new. There are lots of places to find secondhand furniture for far less than you’d pay in a showroom.
Painting is actually one of the cheapest known ways to transform a room, making faded or dingy walls look fresh again – or change their colour for a completely different look in a matter of hours.
You can do a lot more with paint than just roll it onto a wall. By combining different colours, it’s possible to create a wide variety of interesting effects, such as:
Wallpapers come in a huge variety of patterns, though some can be mimicked using paint, some of them are too complex to reproduce with paint. It also makes a durable surface that can be easier to clean than a painted wall. But unfortunately, wallpapers are much more expensive than paint and more complicated to install.
7. Change the colour of your fabrics;
Many different things your room like the furniture, curtains, pillows, and rugs – are made of or are covered in fabrics of different colours. Switching out these textiles is an easy way to add a bright colour or replace a colour you’ve grown tired of.
If you’re wishing for some woodwork to liven up your walls, you can add your own. Even on a low budget, you can build your own woodwork to make your room more entertaining by making woodworks such as; base and crown moulds, chair and picture rails, wainscoting etc.
9. Focus on even the tiny details;
It’ll leave you amazed to see how different your room looks when you make small changes to it. You can get a whole new feel in your room by making few changes to accessories like; replacing knobs on cabinets, switching out plane faucets, changing the shades on a lamp, adding touches like a flower vase, green plants or even picture frames to your living room.
10. Create cheap artwork;
You don’t get that feeling of satisfaction from your room if there is no form of art. You can have beautiful furniture, walls, flooring, and window treatments, but if the walls are bare, the room will still feel unfinished yet you don’t have to spend thousands on artworks from galleries. You can make cheap artwork at home from; the pages of colourful calendars completed jigsaw puzzles etc.
The tips here when combined can aid you in your quest to transform your home to a beautiful space on a very low budget.