While having an expert take care of certain things on our to-do lists ensures that they are completed professionally, being able to do something yourself gives you a completely different feeling of accomplishment. When it comes to improving your home, you can do a variety of projects on your own to provide a more lively and comfortable environment.
The options we have on this list take care of different parts of your home and uses a variety of material to make it easy to accomplish different tasks, relax on your downtime, and provide a welcoming setting for guests. Here are the best DIY projects to improve your home.
It can be hard to keep your house clean, especially if you have children or pets. That especially applies to the bathroom, which can be left an even bigger mess than it was before your kids, dogs or cats came in for a bath. Cleaning up the water and dirt left behind can be a pain, but with the right floor material, this process can be quick, easy, and sometimes unnecessary.
When it comes to bathroom remodeling, we recommend using rubber floor tiles to keep the floor dry and the water in the tub. The tiles do a better job if you coat them with adhesive. You won’t have to spend more than $5 per foot, which will save you on cleaning equipment normally needed to get rid of mud, dirt, and other elements from a rainy day.
Many of us require coffee the second we get up in the morning so that we can function throughout the day. However, the cups, sugar, coffee maker and other equipment for making a wake-up drink can be situated throughout different ends of the kitchen, adding more time to the brewing process and increasing the chances of being late for our appointments.
This is where pipe shelves come in, because you can arrange all of your coffee material on one shelf in one spot so that you know where to go when you get out of bed. Having the microwave, toaster, and other cooking equipment on the shelf underneath also makes it easy to heat up a bagel, toast, muffins and other delicious foods that go great with your coffee.
Bunk beds with a slide
Some DIY projects are designed more for a fun environment than an easy time cleaning or getting through your day. One example that works for parents with more than one kid is to add a slide to their bunk beds. These beds are already fun because of the climbing and sliding down kids get to do, but this addition takes that experience to a whole new level.
If the bunk bed situation comes with only two beds, then you can put the slide on the opposite end of the ladder so that both kids can take turns being on the top bunk. If you have three or four kids, then consider putting two sets together and putting the slide in between the bunks. This will save you money on slides and make bedtime more fun for your kids.
Painting old doors
Doors that have been around for a long time may be able to function as well as they did when you first installed them, but their appearance can show their age. If you want to save money on getting a new door but still provide a presentable appearance to guests, then we recommend giving the doors a new paint job. This will also make your apartment or house appear among the homes of distinction in your neighborhood.
If the door is to the bedroom or bathroom, then you can paint it lighter colors and maybe add designs of flowers and animals to make the room seem more welcoming. If the door to your kids’ bedrooms need an update, then you and your kids can go over ideas to make the room seem more fun, such as painting animals or their favorite superheroes on the door.
If you like to get things done with your hands around the house, then you know how much of a hassle it can be losing track of tools, especially if you’ve got multiple projects going on at once. Toolboxes can be useful for certain equipment, but it helps to have different options in one place that manages to keep them organized so that you can find them easily.
In this case, we recommend a pegboard rack that you can install on one of the walls in your garage. Having a board that measures at least 8 feet on each side will provide the right amount of room for screwdrivers, wrenches, paintbrushes, rulers, drills, and saws. It doesn’t hurt to have a couple of shelves right next to the rack to store buckets of extra tools.
Consider working on these DIY projects so that working around the house becomes fun.