Home is where the heart is. This is true, but sometimes we just get tired of the way our home looks; and we’d like to change it up a bit.
The bad part is that home renovations can be very expensive and lead to problems if we’re not experienced at what we wish to change. Calling a professional is sometimes the only option we have left to us. We just need to know which renovation jobs are for the professionals and which can be done safely by the homeowner. This takes some consideration.
There are five easy DIY jobs that can be done to renovate your home.
1. Faucets and fixtures
Replacing faucets and fixtures is not difficult to do. A new faucet or fixture can change the way an entire room looks. It’s a very easy task as long as the hole left by the old fixture is the appropriate size.
A fresh coat of paint can change the whole mood of a room. Painting is an easy task, as well, and you can make it fun with a little help from friends. One of the great things about painting is that if you don’t like the color, you can change it again.
4. Put down tiles
Whether you wish to change up the bathroom or the kitchen, tile is a wonderful item to work with. You can decorate the back splash with a quirky tile design, or cover the bathroom floor. Whatever tickles your fancy, you can achieve with a little tile work.
4. Change handles, door knobs, and hinges
Changing small accents such as cabinet door handles and door knobs can really add spice to your home. You can find a wide range of decorative accents at your local hardware store.
5. Insulate the attic
If your utility bill is high or you’re just uncomfortable from the chill in the air, you might want to improve your insulation. The attic is a prime area where air can come in and heat can escape.
Since heat rises, the attic will steal the most from your heating appliances. Check the Washington Energy Services website for energy-saving solutions for energy-saving your home. Some projects are better left to the professionals, but some can be as easy as pie.
Do your research, buy an instructional booklet, and learn to do some renovations on your own. You’ll be amazed at how much you can do with patience and a bit of know-how!