Home Renovation Projects You Didn’t Know You Could Do Yourself

Many homeowners could only dream of revamping their house, but they just don’t have the funds in order to hire people to do the work. There are many home renovation projects that can be done yourself that will be much nicer on the wallet than outsourcing to get the job done. There is no need to pay outrageous prices if you have the time to do it yourself!

BackSplash 

It has been said that the kitchen is the heart of the home. One aspect of a kitchen that can take the look of it from average to gorgeous is a back splash. One can go simple or daring, either way it’s not even that hard to do yourself. First you will need to clear the area and anything in the way of the backsplash like outlets or microwaves. Then, using a grout cutter, score the tile you want to remove. Use a hammer to lightly tap the tile and then clean up using a flat head screwdriver and a hammer. Then, smear some tile adhesive on the back of your new tiles and stick onto the wall, using spacers to save room for the grout. Once the adhesive is dry, apply grout and follow the instructions for your grout mixture. It’s as simple as that!

Landscaping

Looking for some extra curb appeal? No problem! Simply go to a florist or a home improvement store to select your favorite colorful flowers and plants. Then, arrange the plants in your landscaping until you are happy with the arrangement. Dig holes, insert the plants, and there you go! This tip can really help brighten up the outside of your house and is great for transitioning from Winter to Spring!

Decorative Painting

We all know how to paint a wall, no surprise factor there. However, using some tape, it is simple to create a decorative wall that looks like it was done by a professional. Simply create a design with the tape, maybe you’ll choose vertical lines, a square, or even criss-cross. You can even get more creative if you are the artsy type. Once you’ve decided and tapes the design, simply paint over the wall, wait for the paint to dry and remove the tape. This project can help your living room go from limp to luxe in just a few hours!

Installing a Chandelier

Here’s another tip that will have your home looking luxe in no time. Simply find a light fixture that you absolutely adore, purchase an installation kit and follow the directions. Whether you choose to hang your chandelier in the dining room for a more traditional style or even in the laundry room for an unexpected touch of elegance, it’s sure to give your home a facelift. You don’t even need to add lights to the chandelier for your guests to stare at it in awe.

Wall Paper

Many people think that installing wallpaper is much harder than it actually is. Simply use some paste and a fabulous wallpaper. You will need to wipe the wall down with a damp sponge to begin and then you may want to apply a primer to the wall to help the paper stick. This is yet another tip that can give your home a subtle change that looks luxurious.

In conclusion, choosing to renovate your home on your own means having trust in yourself. However, most of the projects described are easy to do and do not take a long time to complete. If you have the time and are tight on cash, it is always smart to take advantage of projects that you can do on your own to improve your home.

Jessica Kane is a writer for Scaffold Store, a leading retailer of high quality scaffold towers, scaffold pins, scaffold planks, and more!

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