There are few things more gratifying than completing a DIY home project successfully, but everyone has to start somewhere. With most people spending an increasing amount of time at home, many have been taking a closer look at that of things that hope to accomplish.
An article by the popular statistics site Statista notes that it’s been estimated that around 407 billion dollars were spent on home improvement projects in the U.S. alone in 2019. Of course, that figure is likely even higher now with the pandemic hitting in early 2020. If you’re just now getting the itch to work with your hands but aren’t too sure where to start, these home improvement projects are particularly ideal.
Spark Creativity with a Chalkboard Wall
Chalkboards aren’t just for kids in a classroom. Adding one to your home is a fun, simple and relatively cheap way to give it some pizazz. You’ll need to consider which part of the house it’s appropriate for, but many find them ideal to use on a kitchen wall for grocery lists, recipes, and reminders. A chalkboard wall can also be a good addition to an office, study, garage, or green room. For families with children, adding one can be a great way to encourage their creativity and redirect them from writing directly on your walls.
Increase Your Storage with Garage Shelves
Just about everyone needs more places to store things and the garage is a perfect place to expand. If you’ve just purchased a new home among the Charlotte houses for sale or anywhere else and find you need more space after moving all your things in, creating additional storage in the garage is a great first project. Adding shelves is a great way to make use of the space you already have – you can add them to a wall or buy the type that can be hung from the ceiling, making organizing all that “stuff” much easier.
Paint a Room
Adding a new layer of paint to a room might seem like a simple task, but it’s one that requires a lot of precision and focus in addition to the research it requires to choose the right type of paint and color. While you’ll need to clear out the room, get something to cover up the floor, and all that tools painters need from the brushes to the tape, it’s usually an ideal project for beginners as just about anyone can tackle. The color of paint you choose can not only add your own personality to the space but it can be used to brighten it up and make it look more spacious too.
Give Your Bathroom Cabinets a Makeover
Bathrooms tend to be some of the most frequently used rooms in a home, which is why it’s the perfect space to freshen up occasionally with a new look. The moisture from baths and showers after a while can make cabinets start to look dull and dingy after just a few years, but you can give them new life with a coat of paint. It’s another perfect DIY project for a beginner and as they tend to be small it’s something that can easily be done in a short amount of time and doesn’t require much paint either. Switching up the color brings the opportunity to change out the decor and accessories too.