Home improvements are important for several reasons. They are usually done to make the house more functional and livable or when a homeowner is trying to increase the value of their property. 

However, despite their common reasons, home improvement projects vary a lot. Some are as simple as replacing faucets in the kitchen while others will require more time and expertise, such as a full kitchen remodel. Either way, these projects are essential. 

Since some DIY home improvement ideas we find online are way beyond the average homeowner’s expertise, today I focused on compiling great projects that any DIYer out there can undertake with just a little bit of effort. Keep reading to learn what they are! 

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. – Helen Keller

Adding Some Floating Shelves 

There’s nothing more pressing in any home than storage space. You’re always looking for a bit of extra shelf space to put your things. 

Well, you can take care of this once and for all by installing floating shelves. They can go into any room and they are incredible pieces of wall accessories that will transform any space. They are also super easy to install, making them some of the most recommended beginner home improvement projects.

Here are a few places where you can add them: 

  • On the kitchen for daily cookware
  • On the living room for books
  • On the bathroom for towels and skincare products
  • On the bedroom for accessories 
  • On the entryway to leave your keys, wallet and bags

Paint the Front Door 

The front door is one of the most important parts of your home. It’s the first thing people see when they come to visit and as such, you want to make it as charming as it can be. 

Well, there are many ways to achieve that goal, but how about painting it a welcoming new color?

Yes, adding a different tone on the front door will revamp it, giving everyone something to smile about when they walk in and make the house stand out in the neighborhood.

Under Cabinet Lighting 

You probably have enough illumination in your home to see every corner, but under cabinet lighting has a way of adding some cozy ambiance into any kitchen. 

Not only does it make the space much more comfortable while chopping and cooking, but you can also play around with different light colors for a dazzling effect. 

If you’re looking for some easy DIY home improvement projects, then this is top of the list! 

Garden Edging 

We all love gardening and for most of us, it is the one single place on the property where we can get connected to nature. 

Well, you can give your garden even more class by creating an edge to separate it from the lawn. This is a simple enough project that you can do on a weekend, and the end result greatly improves the look of your backyard. 

You can make this project yourself with an array of different materials, such as:

  • Bricks 
  • Stones
  • Cinder blocks
  • Logs
  • Wooden boards
  • Terracotta pipes
  • Bamboo
  • Etc

Modernize Your Planters 

Planters are often used to bring a sense of life and nature into otherwise dull and boring spaces. 

However, it doesn’t mean that they have to look dated and boring. It’s possible to fully accessorize them with modern touches for that superb look. 

  • Paint them all white for neutral look, like in the image above 
  • Paint them in fun colors 
  • Create patterns and stripes 
  • Put old vases inside wicker baskets
  • Hang small vases from the ceiling 
  • Build window boxes 

Kitchen Backsplash

It may also be time to give your kitchen backsplash a brand new update. There are many options to go for here, but we find that installing tiles tends to offer the best results. 

The great thing about tiling is also the fact that it’s cheap, making it a great choice for home renovation DIY projects.

Don’t want to commit to brand new tiles? You can also try peel and stick tiles that you can easily remove later, or even try painting your own backsplash. 

Pergola Installation 

This is probably the most complex idea on this list, but also one of the most rewarding. Installing a pergola is a little bit more challenging and would require more time and work, but this doesn’t mean it cannot be done. 

Pergolas are often used to add some shade in outdoor living spaces but they also help to transform landscapes with their impeccable beauty. You can also choose between a wide range of designs out there, since DIY pergola building is quite a popular topic. 

Need some help with a home improvement project you started? Contact a local pro and request a free quote! 


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