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6 DIY Projects for the Home Improvement-Averse
Does the thought of undertaking a home improvement project fill you with dread? When it comes to fixing up the house, would you rather pay a professional than do it yourself? You’re definitely not alone: when most people think of DIY projects for homes, they think of large-scale, messy, long-term improvements like gutting a kitchen or re-tiling a bathroom.
But here’s some good news: even small DIY projects for your home can make a big difference, transforming stale, boring spaces into rooms you’ll want to spend a lot more time in. Here are a few DIY projects for the home that you can finish over the weekend:
1 Update Your Hardware
Kitchen and bathroom cabinets see a lot of use, and after a few years, their handles may be looking a little dull, or even outdated. Luckily, you can give your cabinets a quick facelift by simply replacing hardware like handles and drawer pulls. This DIY project can be done in a few hours, and all you need is a screwdriver and a new set of pulls. You’ll be surprised by how easily this changes your space.
2 Replace Your Shower Head
Maybe your shower head has gotten a little grimy because of heavy use, or maybe you just have an old shower head that uses way too much water. Replacing a shower head is an easy DIY project for the home that can save you money in the long run, since a low-flow model can cut down your utility bills. This project is so quick and easy that you may not even need tools!
3 Add A Ceiling Fan
You may think you need to call an electrician to replace a light with a ceiling fan, but with a few tools, you can ditch that old fixture and improve your home’s airflow! Many of the biggest manufacturers now offer pre-assembled ceiling fans, so all you’ll have to do for this DIY project is take down the old light, connect the wires to your new fan, and attach it to the ceiling.
4 Paint a Wall
It’s pretty common knowledge that an accent wall can transform a dull room into an inviting, interesting space. You can take on this DIY project in a day, since painting one wall is much less labor-intensive than painting the entire room. Pick a vibrant color, or if you’re feeling very ambitious, try adding patterned paper to one wall to make the room feel like a new space!
5 Hang a Medicine Cabinet
Dated, cluttered, and drab is no way to start your day! Considering how often you use your medicine cabinet, maybe it’s time to refresh it. Don’t think you need to cut holes in your wall to add a new medicine cabinet: many can be mounted directly on the wall with a few screws and a level, making this a quick DIY fix for a boring bathroom.
6 Patch Holes
We’ve all made our share of mistakes when it comes to wall decor. Maybe you hung a painting and immediately realized it didn’t suit the room, or you’ve moved things around as your tastes changed. Patching those holes is another simple DIY project for your home that can really improve a space, and all you need are a putty knife, some drywall compound, and a little bit of paint.
Don’t Be Afraid of DIY Projects for Your Home!
Most of these projects don’t require much in the way of tools or technological know-how, so they’re excellent starter projects if you’re interested in DIY projects for home improvement but don’t know where to start. Once these are under your belt, you may be surprised by your DIY prowess and have confidence to take on even larger projects! What DIY home improvement projects have you tried?