Easy DIY Projects for Home Improvements

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Use your next weekend to complete one of these easy DIY projects for home improvements that increase both the beauty and value of your home!

I’m a huge fan of updating our home in ways that are low cost and don’t take too much time. Just about every weekend we’re taking on another simple DIY project and I thought I’d share a round up of some of our favorites – plus a few great ones I’ve found online. I hope these easy DIY projects for home improvements will help you find a way to update your home to make it even more enjoyable for you and your family!


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15 EASY DIY PROJECTS
FOR HOME IMPROVEMENTS

1. Install a Faux Brick Backsplash

For under $35, you can install a beautiful faux brick backsplash in your entire kitchen! Even better, it only takes about an hour!


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2. Update your Deck or Pergola

While outdoor spaces are often forgotten when it comes to home improvements, they’re also one of the most appreciated assets of a home. If you have a deck or pergola, updating it is an excellent use of time!

deck reveal

3. Install a Cement Tile Accent Wall

Cement tile accent walls are a beautiful (and durable) alternative to wallpaper! Install a cement tile accent wall in any room of your home for a fun punch of style.

Cement tile accent wall in she shed home office.

4. Paint a Room

Use my simple 6-step process for selecting the perfect paint color and get a space in your home painted! Paint is one of the best ways to affordably transform you home.

Black and Shiplap Wall in Dining Room

5. Install a Hidden Jewelry Closet

The easiest way to organize and hide your jewelry? A hidden jewelry closet!

6. Paint your Kitchen Cabinets

Painting your cabinets is a great way to completely transform your kitchen for under $100!

7. Add a Window Seat

This window seat is made out of pre-built IKEA cabinets (making it affordable AND easy) and adds some serious style to an otherwise boring window wall.

Modern Window Seat

8. Cover your Walls with Faux Shiplap

Shiplap has grown into a very popular wall treatment (thanks to Fixer Upper and the Gaines) and this method is extremely low-cost and easy.

reveal


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9. Update your Front Door

Your front door is everyone’s first impression of your home – why not make it something stunning? These ideas will help you spruce it up in no time!

10. Paint your Trim

While stained wood trim can be beautiful, the most popular trend is painted trim – be it white or another bold color like grey or black. Use these simple step-by-step instructions for painting your outdated wood trim something spectacular!

First Home After

11. Update your Fireplace

Is your fireplace outdated? Update it by giving it a new wood mantel, installing some shiplap above it or replacing the tile face! Or, like in our home, give the brick a coat of white paint!

fireplace makeover

12. Install a Faux Fireplace

Don’t currently have a fireplace in your home? Use one of these tutorials to build and install a faux in your home! You’d be amazing how much comfort and style a faux fireplace can add.

13. Add Window Grids

Adding DIY grids to your windows is a quick way to add some curb appeal to your home! This update is extremely low-cost and takes next to no time.

Exterior view of the she shed home office.

14. Paint your Interior Doors

Did you know many people install primed doors and leave them that way for years? While primed six-panel doors look better than their alternative oak flat doors, you’d be amazing how fantastic they look with a fresh coat of paint.

15. Install a Statement Light Fixture

I’m a HUGE fan of fun light fixtures and encourage you, if you’ve never tried it, to go to the store and take a look at all the amazing light fixtures available. Be bold – install something you love and make a statement!

Blue ceiling and crystal chandelier in she shed home office.

So, what do you think? Any of these simple home update projects sound doable? I hope so!

Let’s quickly review them in list form (in case you hadn’t heard, I’m a list person myself…)

Honestly, one of the most rewarding things we do in our home is spending time improving it. I’d encourage you to give one of these easy DIY projects for home improvements a try and let me know how it turns out!

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  1. Hello

    An excellent source to find and follow the best home improvement blogs for remodeling inspirations. Thanks for coming up with a list that is very useful for homeowners who are looking forward to renovate their homes.

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