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DIY Projects for Every Home

Posted on 02. Apr, 2014 by in Home Improvement

Home improvement projects can be fun and challenging ways to increase the value or the look of your home. Simple DIY projects for homes can include any type of renovation large or small. Homes can be updated by installing or modernizing light fixtures, painting walls, upgrading outdoor landscaping, and even installing kitchen backsplashes. These many sound challenging, but can be completed by any homeowner ready to create a fresh and rejuvenated look.

A neat home project is the installation or updating of light fixtures. The amount of light in any room can greatly impact the mood and feel of the space. To update current lamps, why not make a new shade out of your favorite fabric? You can also search local flea markets for antique shades if you prefer a more aged look. Ceiling fan blades can be painted to add a pop of color, while installing dimmer switches for overhead lighting will let you have control over the amount of light in the room.

Other fun, inexpensive, and simple DIY projects include painting walls and installing backsplashes. Bedrooms, living rooms, and kitchens can be changed dramatically just by adding a fresh coat of paint to their walls. Backsplashes can be created using tin ceiling tiles, magnetic or chalkboard paints, wooden beadboards, or even wallpaper. These are fun to add behind kitchen sinks or above the stove. You may even want to update your bathroom with backsplashes as well.

When renovating a home, either for value or enjoyment, it is important to not forget about the outdoor aesthetics. Front porches, back yards, and awnings can be part of many DIY projects as well. These can include potted plants on front steps or sidewalks, fresh coats of paint and sealants on decks, or even new house numbers above the front door. Homeowners can also paint their front doors in warm, bright, and welcoming colors, while cleaning up and repainting door and window trims.

Home improvements and updates can be simple and creative when DIY projects are part of the process. All members of the family can be involved and new memories can be made during the project time as well.

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