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DIY Improvement Projects to Invest in Your Home

Posted on 13. Feb, 2015 by in Home Improvement

If you want to improve your home without hiring a contractor, there are a number of ways you can add value without spending a lot of money and time. Whether you want to sell your home or just invest in your own quality of life, here are some DIY improvement projects  you can do yourself and freshen up your home over a weekend.


Interior Projects

You can do many things to the interior of your home to give it a facelift. Always read the instructions when you install products. Turn off the water before working on plumbing. Make sure you know how to turn off the electricity.


  • Paint one room
  • Switch the faucet in your sink or kitchen
  • Update your kitchen hardware
  • Install light dimmers or switches that are energy efficient
  • Replace lighting in your kitchen
  • Add molding to your dining room for a finishing touch
  • Replace your showerhead or clean the one you have for water deposits
  • Vinyl flooring can be installed over the weekend and will update a room very quickly.
  • Hang artwork and pictures


Exterior Projects

Even though it is winter, you can begin to make plans for outside projects you can do once the weather turns nice. Get ready for a summer harvest by building a raised garden. Paint your door a new color and spruce up the entryway with coordinating trim. You could install outdoor lighting on your deck or patio to make it safer and more enjoyable in the evening. If you are really ambitious, install lighting along your walkway to add ambience and safety.


Look around your home for small holes where animals can enter your home and patch them up. You may see visual appeal, but you will sleep better knowing that squirrels or mice are not nesting in your attic or basement. Make sure all the screens around your home are in good repair. Painting the trim around your windows a different color adds sparkle without a full renovation.

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