Budget-Friendly DIY Projects for New Homeowners

Investing a little time, effort and cash into your home can make a big difference in improving the way your home looks and feels. If you’re looking for a few quick and easy ways to upgrade your space, we’ve got a few budget-friendly projects you can do quickly and by yourself.

Beautify Your Front Door

Your front door is arguably the key to great curb appeal, making an investment in decorating your entry worth your time and effort. You’d be surprised what a fresh coat of paint, some new hardware, decorations or additional outdoor lighting can do to really wow your visitors. Try adding a bright new welcome mat, a couple plants, a front door wreath, a season welcome sign or new house numbers for an extra-special touch. This project can be done in a quick weekend and make all the difference. Visit our Pinterest page  for some ideas and inspiration.

Spruce Up Your Walls

It’s no secret – adding a fresh coat of paint is one of the quickest, easiest and most budget friendly ways to completely transform the look of a room. Whether you choose to paint a single wall or an entire room, new paint can hide old scuff marks and make your home feel brand new. If painting isn’t your thing or you’d like to try something different, installing an accent wall is a trendy way to upgrade your space without picking up a paint brush. One easy upgrade is installing shiplap wall – click here for step-by-step instructions.

Modernize that Dated Ceiling Fan

An old ceiling fan can be an eyesore in any home. Upgrading your current fan or installing a new one can help improve the look of your home, as well as increase your home’s heating and cooling efficiency. While an investment upfront, ceiling fans can help you save money on your energy bill because they help circulate cool air in the summer and disperse heat in the winter. While there is electrical work involved, it’s a project you can take on yourself as long as you take the proper safety measures and follow instructions. Check out this how-to article from DIY network before you get started.

Kitchen Cabinet Refresh

Are your kitchen cabinets old and outdated? While you may be dreaming of installing brand-new, HGTV-worthy cabinets, the expense can be less than dreamy. But if you’re up for the challenge and won’t mind a little short-term chaos in your space, painting the kitchen cabinets yourself can make a big difference in transforming the way your kitchen looks and keep your project budget-friendly. Don’t forget to replace your old hardware to complete your update! Here are 25 Tips for Painting Kitchen Cabinets from DIY Network to help get you started on the right track.

We hope these budget friendly DIY projects will help you make your house a home!