DIY or do-it-yourself projects are a big hit nowadays. Gone are the days when contractors were on your phone’s speed dial and easy to access. Today, it is common to prefer doing things on one’s own, more because of one, it saves money and two, it can be fun and relaxing to create projects in one’s leisure time. Thank heavens for videos available on the internet that teach us from doing simple dress alterations to digging up our own backyard to create a pool.
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I have compiled here 5 DIY home improvement ideas, which you can try that will not break the bank.
1. Splash some colour to your home
Ever wake up one day and feel bored with your room colour? Or feeling dull looking at your cabinets? Fret no more, you can add life to your boring room without breaking the bank. You just have to search for the complete materials such as the right kind of paint and brushes and voila! You can start having fun with your room. If you are the more artistic one, you can even draw a mural or something fun and make it the centre of your room. What’s even more fun is that you can invite your best friend over or include your husband in this project.
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2. Highlight unique pieces in the room
Track lighting is like putting a spotlight on a particular spot or décor in the room. Aside from the aesthetics, it can also be useful because you can shine the light where you need it the most. You will need tiny halogen bulbs and rail where you will attach your bulbs. To make things much easier for you, look at your local hardware for track lighting kits.
3. Kitchen cabinet rollouts.
Probably the hardest part of the house to organize is the kitchen cupboard or cabinet where you store all your pots and pans. Upgrade your kitchen with rollouts that will help you achieve a more organized space. This project will take 15 minutes to an hour, depending on how many you plan on doing or how great you are at following youtube instructions.
4. Closet space organizer
A woman’s oasis inside the room is her walk-in closet or closet. With a lot of shopping going on, it won’t be a surprise if this oasis turns into chaos real fast. So include in your DIY a closet organizer to keep all your stuff organized and well kept. All you need is a couple of dividers or wire shelving accessories, and you can have the most organized closet. You may even find a space big enough for new bargain finds.
5. Plant decors for the living room
Adding small plants inside the house adds colour and life to space. Create hanging planters for these tiny plants so they will not look out of place.