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DIY Home Improvements You Must-Try

esther.diaz October 5, 2017

It takes a lot to modify anything you can get your hands on, especially your own home. With a wide array of hand tools in your toolbox for you to use, you can pretty much do anything you please.

As such, DIY, or also known as ‘do-it-yourself’, is one of the trends of the century. Millions of people with creative, intuitive, and ingenious minds thrive in this specter simply because of the unlimited ideas that come from their heads. So, if you happen to be one of those people and are looking to improve the conditions of your own home, here are some DIY home improvement ideas for you to try:

1. Wallpaper

If you wish to add some dimension to your four-walls, but don’t have the time to paint them yourself, then adding wallpaper is the easiest way to go. Not only is wallpaper available in every hardware store around you, but each design is a treat for the eyes.

When it comes to this, however, the one thing everyone must remember is that wallpaper isn’t permanent. As time passes, it may fade or even decay, which in turn can suck the life out of your home’s indoor aesthetics. Therefore, make sure to replace the wallpaper once you notice any signs of decay or fading; or better yet, make some time to paint the walls yourself.

2. Retile the Kitchen or Bathroom

Tiles are what give your floor the appeal it deserves. Besides, who wouldn’t want to feel as if their walking on their own personal masterpiece?

For this, all you’ll need to do is ready your arsenal of hand tools and start by getting rid of the old tiles on your floor. Before that, however, make sure to have your new tiles prepared, depending on the color pallet and design scheme you choose. Once you have your foundation set, mark down your measurements with chalk and make the necessary adjustments to your new tiles; then, you’re free to set them down and admire them once everything’s done. Also, make sure that other furniture, especially electronics if ever, are properly covered to avoid them catching dust and other dirt from the project.

3. Child’s Play Area

There’s nothing like the feeling we get when we see a child smiling and having fun. So, why not give this DIY idea a try?

All you’ll need to do is find a vacant spot (or room) in your home and take the necessary measurements for each dimension. After that, conceptualize the project you want to tackle, which then leads you to start handling it. Either project you tackle, whether it be a ball pit, a simple swing set, or any others of the sort, your child will surely enjoy them and your home will definitely cater to kids of all ages.

4. Wall Shelves

This is one of the easiest projects to tackle for home improvement. Just imagine how much space you’ll be able to save. All you’ll need for this is some appropriately-measured plywood, a hammer and other hand tools, and you’re set to go.

Key Takeaway

There are numerous other ideas for home improvement, especially in terms of DIY. So, grab a tool and start building.


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