Staying inside our homes during this pandemic makes us notice all of the things that we can do to improve our homes’ look.
If you are worried about letting someone in your house nowadays, don’t worry because most of the things that need to be improved in your home don’t need a lot of knowledge or require a lot of effort. Doing DIY projects will not only keep you entertained, but it will also save you a lot of money.
If you are willing to do it on your own, all of the creative home improvement projects in this article can transform your house.
Get your tools ready and let’s get started!
Freshen up Your Floor
It is easy to stain or break our flooring. It is the most prone part of the house from wearing and tearing. Hybrid flooring is a great DIY option as it looks impressive, the colors are natural, and it is so durable.
It is also waterproof, so you can use it in bathrooms, laundries, and kitchens where the tiles are most damaged. You can also try vinyl and laminate floors. Your house will look better without the hassle of changing it traditionally.
Improve Your Lighting
Have you noticed that your lights are a little dim and making your house look gloomy? Beautiful light and light fixtures will give a positive aura to your space. There are three common types of lighting: general or ambient lighting, which pertains to the area’s overall lighting.
Next is task lighting for a specific area like the kitchen and study area—lastly, accent lighting is used to highlight a thing or place to add a dramatic effect. Improve your house by changing all of them and make them all match.
You can also put sconce, pendant, and chandelier. Not only will your home be well-lit, but it will also be greatly improved.
Apply New Paint
If your wall paints are now peeled off, blistered, cracking, or just clearly needs a new face, then it is time to do some repainting. Applying fresh paint in your house is very easy as long as you know how to do it properly.
Clear the space where you want to paint so it will be easier, then you can proceed to pick the paint. Have a trial in a small area to see the color and the quality of your paint.
Ensure that you calculate how much you will need before buying, so you don’t waste anything. A pop of color will make your place look alive and neutral colors can make it cleaner or calm the mood down.
Create an Indoor Garden
Are you missing seeing greens and looking at trees and plants at the park? Why not re-pot some of your plants outside and put them around the areas in your house to make it more aesthetically pleasing.
All you need are pretty pots, soils, and plants to start. You can use white pots if your house is modern or minimalist, wooden pots if your house country or french style, and printed if your home is victorian style.
Or if you want, you can also create your own pots using varied materials! Put them in the corners, center tables, entryway, and hang them above. It can give a natural look to your house.
Put a Stair Runner
If your stairs are not carpeted, and you don’t plan on spending a lot of money on it (it can be expensive!), you can try doing a DIY runner. It will be cheaper since you can just purchase woven runners, some tools, and put it on your stair easily.
It is easy and inexpensive to change and maintain. Moreover, it will be safer and non-slippery going up and down the stairs.
Organizing your closet is a home improvement task that doesn’t need any tools and will not cost you anything. First, take out everything from your wardrobe, sort everything you want to keep and throw away.
Vacuum and wipe it right after. If you want to, you can also repaint the closet or add additional layers to it while it is empty. Another idea is to mount a full-length mirror in the closet door. It will give it a sleek look while still maintaining functionality.
This is the most neglected “improvement project,” but this is one of the best and effortless.
These home improvement projects are certainly doable on your own and very affordable. All you need to do is research thoroughly and get the right supplies. Renovating will not only improve the appearance of your home, but it will also add a story to it.
A house that you made an effort to build and enhance is always the one you can call “home.”