Are you looking to spruce up your home during the quarantine? There are plenty of DIY home improvements that only require a few tools and materials. In addition, there is so much you can learn through tutorials and online videos from the best remodeling contractors. Sometimes the hardest part is deciding what to do first. The best beginner DIY projects can be done in a day or over the course of a weekend. We’ve put together a list to find an idea that sounds like fun to you while being stuck at home.
1. Paint planters to make them vibrant and stand out
You can add some color and personality to your interior planters using a paint-drip technique by DIY Network. This will give your old or plain planters a vibrant look and it’s okay if you’re sloppy. You don’t have to be perfect. All you need is some paint, brushes and clean pots. You can use tin cans or even basic plastic. Give the paint a quick test to see how drippy it is and pour some water in if needed. When you’re ready, just take a brush and paint across the rim of the planter. The paint will drip down and create a nice artistic effect once dried.
2. Install new vanity lights and brighten your bathroom
We rarely give much thought about bathroom lights, but we really should. It’s essential to have good lighting above the sink. You need good lighting to put makeup on and to do your hair properly. Merely upgrading the light fixture will make a significant impact on both you and your guests. We recommend using LED bulbs as they burn cool and save energy. They also deliver excellent brightness that will last years from now versus traditional bulbs that seem to burn out quickly.
3. Get creative with a chalkboard wall
Whether you have kids or just want a creative space, a chalkboard wall will add a playful element to your home while being practical. Consider painting one wall in your entryway or kitchen, somewhere where you can put notes, reminders, drawing, or whatever comes to mind. You will need a wall that is easy to access and won’t be brushed up against. Complete the look with a shelf nearby to hold all of your colorful chalk and erasers.
4. Pressure wash your porch
It’s pretty straightforward to pressure-wash your porch, deck, or driveway and can give your home an instant facelift. The pressure washer removes layers of dirt and grime that is trapped on the surface, leaving everything pristine and looking brand new. All you need is a couple of hours of free time and a pressure washer. Most convenience stores have them readily available for rent. Look for a light-duty pressure washer, which will offer the ideal amount of pressure for cleaning. You’d want at least 1,300 psi to remove stains and stuck-on debris.
5. Increase storage with garage shelving
If you hope to find some more space to store your home belongings, get some practice first by starting with the garage. In this project, you will add storage and organization to your garage by using verticle space. The tools you need are an electric saw, screwdriver, stud finder, and a hammer. For materials, you can select shelving and brackets that suit your project.
6. Paint Your floors
When you’re on a tight budget, but really want to upgrade your flooring, consider polishing or painting your floors. When you have a concrete, such as in commercial spaces, polished flooring has been trending in decor in recent years. This is especially true if you’re trying to go for a modern industrial look. Painted floors are incredibly easy to clean. Most of us wouldn’t think to repaint wood flooring, but it may be the best viable option if the wood is too thin for refinishing. If that is the case in your home, we suggest trying this method.
Where do I store my stuff while renovating my home?
If you’re upgrading multiple rooms at once, you may be wondering where to store all of your belongings to clear up space. An easy solution is to use one of our self-storage facilities located across Phoenix. We have 5 convenient valley locations that will suit your needs whether it’s personal or business. Keep your stuff secured 24/7, and access it when you need it.
Whether you love a good DIY project or you’re looking to add value back to your home, the perfect project can transform any space without spending thousands of dollars. Plan your next home improvement with our 6 easy ideas for beginners. Before you know it, you’ll continue on your home improvement journey and conquer more ambitious DIY home projects.Tags: clean, do, dyi, home, improvements, it, paint, quarantine, wash, yourself