Now that we’re given a once-in-a-lifetime chance to spend more time at home, we probably have more time to notice the little defects that our homes have accumulated since we started occupying them.
Yet, you also feel hesitant to find out the things that need repairing due to the unavailability of contractors. That’s a valid concern. This article includes some of the simple projects you can do on your own with little to no help from professional contractors. They’re not only going to make your living space more aesthetic and homey, but they can also add value to your home if you’re looking to sell.
Start with your faucets and fixtures
Okay, depending on your DIY skill, this might not be exactly something you can do on your own; but it’s an idea you can explore. Do not underestimate the power of updating your fixtures in providing your home with more value. By updating fixtures, we don’t simply mean replacing just the faucets. What we mean is that you have to include other accessories such as replacing your clunky heater, etc.—all things that you might need to make your home livable. You don’t have to spend a fortune on this. There are many aesthetic and practical options available in the market.
Experiment with paint
If you’re wondering what’s the easiest way to give a room a fresh look, we suggest repainting it. You don’t even have to repaint the entire room; you can focus on one side and make it an accent wall. An accent wall is a practical way to add aesthetic value to a room without you having to spend a lot of money.
Don’t limit your options to just the room itself. You can also try repainting some of the furniture, flooring, etc. Just make sure the paint you are choosing is compatible with the surface you are trying to paint.
Renovate and Innovate
You can find a lot of inspiration for home renovations online. A quick scan on Facebook or Pinterest and you’ll see a lot of groups whose sole purpose for creation is to empower homeowners to engage in DIY renovations.
For example, we’ve seen some suggestions regarding the installation of a kitchen backsplash. Normally, you’d need the help of a professional to set the tiles properly. Of course, you may be able to do it yourself but it may take you some time. Some have suggested using peel and stick options instead. These are stickers, but you’d be amazed at how beautiful your kitchen walls will look once they’re up.
There is also a myriad of peel-and-stick options available for your bathroom, flooring, and even your living area.
Play with the lighting
You might have seen this online already but there are many cheap LED lighting options you can purchase to add a little mood to your house. Most of these lighting options are even controllable through your phone due to smart technology. Thus, you don’t even have to do some repainting anymore (if your goal is just to add some splash of color to your house/room).
Add some green to your home
A recent trend that we’ve noticed during the past year is that a simple gesture of adding plants in your home gives it a breath of fresh air. If there aren’t many things in your house, a plant or two can give it a new element. The green element easily breaks an otherwise monotonous shade of paint, wood, or concrete. If you’re worried that you won’t have the skills to be a parent to a plant, worry not. Many plants need minimal attention as far as watering them or exposing them to sunshine is concerned. They’re also inexpensive so they’re a practical option you can explore to give your house a glow-up.
Spending more time at home is indeed a blessing. It allows us to finally push through with those minor projects we’ve constantly set aside. We hope that through this article you can finally proceed with those small home improvement projects that will update your space and can add value to your home. If you have questions about the home buying process or need help figuring out what to do next, don’t hesitate to contact us today.