Home improvements do not always need to be a costly procedure. If you are willing to put in a little bit of work and set some time aside over a weekend perhaps, then big improvements could be made on your home, simply with the help of yourself. Stay tuned as we discuss some top DIY home improvement ideas.
1. Enhance the hallway/ entrance to your house
The area behind the front door must always be one of the most maintained and looked after areas within the entire home. After all, it is the first space that guests and family members encounter upon arriving at your property. As this may not be considered as a room in itself, it may not have as much time and attention dedicated to it as required. Therefore, spruce up the area.
Perhaps repaint the walls within the space, add a signature piece such as a large clock or canvas, and maybe even a small side table with a plant or a few books stacked on top. As long as this area is looking neat and fresh, it will set an overall positive tone for the remainder of your home.
2. Organise closets/wardrobes
Although it can be a daunting task, organising your closet/wardrobe space is extremely rewarding once completed. Not only does it give you a fresh slate in your wardrobe space as you now should only have items that you wear but, it also provides you with the opportunity to provide unwanted belongings to the less fortunate. When cleaning out this space, we would advise investing in closet organisers to avoid any form of disarrangement from occurring any time soon.
3. Upcycle furniture
Upcycling furniture can turn into a fun and creative DIY home improvement idea, especially with the right amount of inspiration. If you have never heard of the phrase “upcycling” we will give you a brief description. Upcycling simply means reusing discarded objects, such as furniture, by adding value and quality and making it look much better than it did before. Giving old furniture a revamp can be highly beneficial, as it means that you are not losing out on money by getting rid of unwanted products but, you also are not wasting money buying new ones.
For example, you could easily upcycle an old wooden chest of drawers into a newer more modern style simply by painting the drawers white and varnishing them. To add an extra contemporary touch, purchase some classy handles from a home improvement store, attach these to the piece of furniture, and accessories. There you have it, some brand-new furniture with very little cash spent!
4. DIY gardening
Spruce up your garden space with a little DIY gardening. This can be relatively easy and enjoyable if you pick a nice sunny day to garden! Inject some colour into your garden space by planting some bright coloured flowers and plants or, if you prefer a simple approach, why not purchase two large plants and plant pots and place them at either side of the front door for a neat and symmetric look?
Alongside planting new greenery, it is also vital to remove any old greenery, for example, dead plants and weeds. Be sure to occasionally clean your garden surface by removing any waste that has blown in, or excess leaves and broken branches. It can be quite common for waste and debris to find their way into your gutter too which harms the performance of the gutter.
Although this can be cleaned by yourself or with the help of a family member or friend, it may also be a wise choice to call out an expert who can perform a professional and efficient deep clean to the gutter area. Click here to enquire.
5. Update house numbers
While our focus is on the exterior of the home, an easy DIY home improvement idea is to replace your old brass house numbers next to your door, as they are probably rusty and outdated. You will find that most homes have never had their house numbers updated from the date the property went on the market, and it can be a nice touch to have a modernised and updated door sign/number.
Several retailers stock slate or plastic-coated door numbers which can be purchased for as low as £10. Alongside this, they are not likely to become as worn-down or weather-beaten as brass numbers, so the value of them is second to none!
6. Add a carpet stair runner
No matter if your stairs have carpet or wooden flooring, this can be a short and small project that can make your hall space pop. Select a carpet runner, preferably one of bold colours and texture, and after placing this in your home you are bound to see a difference! As well as this, carpet runners prevent the flooring underneath them from wearing down as fast, meaning that the life expectancy of your flooring under this area should exceed the estimate.