We spent a lot of time at home in 2020, tallying up features we would like to update in our confined surroundings. This year, cross a few of those projects off your checklist with some DIY disposition. These house updates may seem daunting, but each of these home design changes can be done by beginners. So grab your toolkit, and get to renovating.
BRING ON THE BRUSHES
An affordable way to brighten up a room is with a can of paint. Whether you invest in the new 2021 trendy shades or create an accent wall with a bold hue, this colorful change can elevate the energy of a space. Smaller projects include painting the back of your front door, which will transform your entryway with a new vibe. Or go bold by investing in a wainscoting kit and creating a three-dimensional installation in your living space.
INSTALL A NEW KITCHEN BACKSPLASH
Hungry for a new kitchen? Skip the remodel while still getting a fresh look by investing in a new kitchen backsplash. White subway tiles add a classic polish to a space while multi-colored mosaic tiles enhance the dimension of your walls. Whether you set the backsplash with a mortar mixture or opt for a peel-and-stick design, this wall feature will perk up your place.
SWAP OUT YOUR HARDWARE
Keep the DIY kitchen projects going by installing new cabinet hardware. Traditional, bulky pulls can make the whole room feel outdated. With a few tools and a little shopping, this small adjustment can contemporize the entire room. Add contrast to your cabinets by selecting black matte bars, or embrace a bold metallic with a polished gold option. But the fun doesn’t have to stop in the kitchen. Replace all the pulls in your home at once, whether they be in the bathrooms or your home office, to ensure the entire house feels cohesive.
ENHANCE YOUR BACKYARD FEATURES
We may not be spending a lot of time outside this month, but your spring self will thank you for enhancing your backyard now. Add some warmth to your yard with a DIY brick fire pit, perfect for entertaining on winter nights. Or grow your own seasonal fruits and vegetables by installing a few wood planters. For a heavier undertaking, build a swinging daybed that can forever live on your porch. Just be sure to secure the new lounge feature into a load-bearing beam for safety purposes.