If you love your home, but even you have to admit that it hasn’t been looking it’s best lately, it might be time to put on your DIY coveralls and start improving your place. There are a` number of relatively easy and inexpensive DIY upgrades that will really transform your home and make you fall in love with it all over again. Here are just a few things you could do:
Repaint the Place
Often, when a house is looking tired and worn, all it needs is a new coat of paint to bring it back to life again. No matter how well you take care of your house. Eventually, the paint on the walls will begin to fade, and the color you used to love will lose its shine. Painting your home one room at a time will only take you a few weekends, but it’ll be like giving it a facelift – it will be transformed.
Patch Up the Walls
If your walls look uneven, have holes in them or have been damaged by mold or flooding, it might be time to think about fixing the drywall. Although this isn’t a really difficult job, if you haven’t done it before, and you aren’t a DIY whizz, calling in the drywall repair people to help you might be a good option, but however you get it done, smooth out those walls, repaint them and your home will instantly look more attractive than it did before.
Change Your Hardware
If your home is basically in good condition and you mostly like the way it looks, but you’re getting a bit bored with the same old, same old, a very simple thing that even the biggest DIY novice can do is to change the basic hardware in the home. Switching the door handles, curtain pole and tie-backs, etc., will subtly change the look and feel of your home and give you little flashes of newness to enjoy in every room. It’ll be really cheap too.
Decorate Doors with Washi Tape
Washi tape is beautifully patterned Japanese tape, which can be purchased in a mind-boggling range of colors and style. It can be sued for a range of things like wrapping gifts and spicing up crafts, but a lot of DIY home designers have been using it to give their home a unique touch. All you have to do is pick up a few rolls of eye-catching washi tape and then stick it to your doors in any pattern you like. You can use it on all doors in the house, including the kitchen cabinets, or on just one or two, and you could even make your own wall decorations with it, but one thing’s for sure, your home will look better and more beautiful than it did before you started sticking.
Upcycle the Furniture
If it’s your furniture that’s letting your home down, instead of throwing it out and spending a fortune on new pieces, simply sand it down, re-paint and varnish it for a brand new look. If you’re terrible at furniture painting, or you simply don’t have the time, there are lots of upcycling companies popping up all over the place, so look for one in your area, and they’ll help you out.
What are your got to DIY hacks when you want to upgrade your home?