For many of us, doing DIY around the house is something that would rarely ever cross our mind. It’s one of those things that you have to have some hands-on skill to do well and do properly. However, you could be limiting yourself unnecessarily, not to mention incurring extra handyman expenses, by assuming that you’re not good at DIY. There are loads of minor DIY upgrades you can carry out yourself. And once you gain some confidence, you might be willing to take on bigger projects too. Here are the upgrades anyone can get right.
Reupholster or Upcycle Old Furniture
If you have an old sofa or armchair that’s not in the kind of shape it once was, you could take steps to bring it back to life. Reupholstering can be done by anyone if you’re willing to learn and work hard. And there are plenty of other ways to upcycle furniture if you want to give an item a whole new purpose.
Install Lights Under Your Cabinets
This is a really simple kitchen upgrade, but it can make a huge difference when you’re cooking and preparing food. By installing these lights, you’ll find that you can see what you’re doing much more clearly. Push LED lights are very easy to fit, so you won’t have any problems doing the work alone. There isn’t even any complex wiring involved, so take on the challenge.
Create a Gallery Wall in Your Living Room
A gallery wall is a wall on which you hang lots of art and posters in order to create a dramatic effect. You could organize them in a particular shape or arrange them so that the colors match up and create an interesting aesthetic. It’s entirely up to you, but make sure you do it yourself. For posters, glue dots and dispensers will do the trick. And a hammer and a few nails are all you need to hang framed items adequately.
Replace Old Door Knobs
Replacing doorknobs is one of the easiest DIY tasks out there. However, many people still feel like they don’t have the skills required to take it on because it requires tools and screws. Don’t let that put you off, though. Get creative with it by finding some classic door knobs from antique shops. You can add a completely new dimension to the doors and drawers in your home.
Fit a Rack for Hanging Pots and Pans
If your kitchen is currently overflowing with all the cutlery, pots, pans, plates and whatever else you need, you could fit a rack from which some of those things might hang. It’s a good way to optimise your kitchen space, and it also allows for a chance to use your DIY skills. You just need a metal structure that has some kind of grid on which pots and pans can be attached and hung. Create some simple metal hooks to make this possible too.
Now that you have some ideas for DIY upgrades you can try out at home, you can get started. Before you know it, it’ll be second nature.