A little bit of creativity goes a long way when it comes to your home. You can refurbish old, ugly furniture. You can transform the feel of a room. You could even make a space work better for how you live. You don’t need expensive renovations or remodels to make a place look great; you just need some elbow grease and some great ideas.
Do it yourself, and you can save big, so follow this guide to get started:
Personal projects can be budget-friendly if you use these tips:
1. Rent Tools
Nothing will replace professional tools, but they can cost thousands. Thankfully you don’t need to buy them, you can rent them. Chances are there is a hardware store near you that can either do the task you need on your behalf (for example, cutting wood beams to a certain length or size) or rent the necessary tools out to you.
2. Use Coupons
For supplies, the best way to save money is to use coupons at the point of sale. Home Depot coupons can help you save on paint, materials, and even basic tools. Before you go and put items in your basket, you should have a look at what coupons or deals are available. With so many products essentially accomplishing the same task, it’s always the better idea to get the items with the biggest discounts.
3. Look for Second-Hand
If you are looking for new furniture pieces to DIY, you should always head to any second-hand or charity shop for furniture before trying to buy new pieces.
Top Budget DIY Projects
With those budget tips in mind, feel free to get started on these top DIY projects:
Give Your Home a Facelift
Facelifts are so easy to do. It’s amazing what a new coat of paint will do both inside and outside of your home. Other ways to freshen up the look of your home is to simply change out your fixtures. Update your lights, your handles, your doorknobs – there are so many little pieces that make up a home that will look instantly luxurious by updating them.
Give Furniture a New Look
As stated before, look at charity shops or online marketplaces, if you want to find great, sturdy pieces and you feel comfortable with upcycling. From there, you will need some tools and supplies, like furniture paint, wood stain, and a sander. Look online, save ideas, and even draw out your ideas to help you choose a great project to work on. Just remember to protect the ground underneath and wear a face mask if sanding.
Add Function With These Easy Ideas
Adding function to a home is one of the best ways to change how it feels to live there. Add a breakfast nook in your kitchen so you can cut out the clutter of chairs and add more seating space. Add shelves and hooks – there are so many ways to improve the function of a home easily on your own, and if you are ever in doubt, there are thousands of online DIY guides both written and in video format.
The only thing that’s stopping you from transforming your home is you, so roll up your sleeves and start imaging a better, more beautiful home today.