Ready to start improving your home? You have come to the right place. Home improvement projects can be intimidating, but they do not have to be! Whether you want to paint a room or make a tiny change around the house, we have a DIY project for you. These easy home improvement projects for beginners are perfect for beginners who are looking for simple ways to improve their homes. With these tips and tricks under your belt, you are ready to get started on transforming your space into the home of your dreams.
Paint Your Room
One of the easiest DIY home improvement projects for beginners is painting a room. Have you ever felt like your home just needs some new life? Painting a room is one way to do that! Whether you need to freshen up an outdated color or paint more white into your space, painting a room is the perfect beginner project. It should take less than a day to complete and doesn't require any special skills. All you need is time, paint, and brushes!
The best time to paint is when the temperature outside is below 80 degrees, so plan accordingly! If you are worried about staying on budget, head to your local hardware store or home improvement store first and purchase the cheapest paint they have available. Once you've bought your paint, you will need brushes and painter's tape (if necessary) before getting started.
Repair Your Own Furniture
If you have a few scratches on your wooden furniture, here’s an easy fix to repair the wood at home. Do this with a few household products and tools.
First, mix flour and water in a cup. Apply this mixture with a cloth over the scratch or blemish. Let it dry for about 10-15 minutes. Then, use sandpaper to rub off the excess until the scratch is gone. Another way to remove scratches is by using a lemon peel. It’s as easy as rubbing lemon peel over the scratch and then wiping it off with a damp cloth! Leather furniture can be easily repaired as well. If you want to repair leather in your home from wear and tear, with a cotton swab, some rubbing alcohol, and a leather repair kit, your furniture will look good as new!
Build Shelves for Storage or Decoration
Building a shelf is one of the easiest projects you can take on. It only takes a few hours and a few pieces of wood to create a stylish bookshelf in your living room, bedroom, or bathroom. You can use the shelf to store your books and decorative items or use it as the perfect display case for your favorite knick-knacks.
Build Built-In Cabinets for Storage
If you have a closet in your bedroom, you may want to consider making it into a little nook that’s more than just a place to hang clothes. You can add built-ins for extra shelving and storage, which will make this space feel more like a room.
Building built-in cabinets doesn't have to be complicated. If you're not confident with your skills or are looking for an easier project to start with, you could go the prefabricated route with something like these from Ikea or these from Home Depot. If you want something custom designed, we recommend checking out IKEA’s RASKOG series. I freaking love IKEA!
Add Doors to Your Shelves or Cabinets
Do you have a shelf or cabinet that needs doors? You can cut the perfect size door by measuring the height and width of your cabinet, then adding two inches to each measurement. Cut the door from strong wood or plywood, and paint it to match your decor.
Before installing the door, measure where you want it to be installed on the cabinet. Once you have an idea of where it will go, attach brackets to the inside of the frame and install screws into the wall. Securely screw in a hinge on one side of the door frame and secure it to the other side with a bracket. To make sure that your door closes properly, use a ruler to measure how far out from each side you’ll need to attach a second bracket. Using brackets and screws, securely attach one side of your door hinge at this distance out from both sides. The last step is installing one more bracket in between these two brackets on either end for added stability. Now you're ready to hang your new doors!
So, there you have it! A few easy home improvement projects for beginners. These tips should help get you started on your way to making some much-needed updates around the house. Remember, always be safe and consult a professional if needed. And most importantly, have fun with it!
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