Do you ever look at your home and wish to do some renovations, but the cost holds you back? You are not alone. A home improvement project can no doubt be costly. This prevents most homeowners from proceeding with home renovation projects. However, there are ways you can remodel your home without getting into debt or using all your savings. Re-grouting tiles, painting, or power washing your home’s exterior can be expensive. But if you ought to DIY these improvements, you can save up on labor costs and still increase the value of your home. Take a look at these home improvement projects you can DIY.
Clean the Fireplace Brick
A fireplace adds some appeal to a home and keeps you warm. But if you burn wood, there is a good chance that the soot and creosote have stained the brick. Use a damp rag to wipe away the soot and a fireplace cleaner to remove the creosote. Besides adding appeal to your home, a clean fireplace reduces the risk of fire. Every year, there are about 25,000 chimney fires in the US. One of the causes of chimney fire is creosote, a compound made of unburned wood. It is highly flammable, and if allowed to build up, it poses the risk of fire. Fortunately, with the right tools and products, you can clean up your fireplace in no time.
Add a Fresh Coat of Paint
This simple task will cause a huge transformation in your home. Depending on how big the house is, you can finish this project in a day. You can also call one or two of your friends to help you out with the project. While they may not need payment from you, they will certainly appreciate pizza or lunch. The good thing about repainting your home is that you can experiment with new colors than what was previously painted. Besides the wall, you can also repaint your kitchen cabinets, giving them a new look instead of getting new units.
Install a New Garage Door
Installing a new garage door yourself can save you installation costs if you have the right skills. A new garage door will help transform your home’s exterior and increase its value. About 75% of homeowners who have installed a new garage door recently agree that it increases their home’s value. So if your garage door has seen better days, install a new one. But while planning for this project, remember that garage doors can be heavy. This is a project where you will need some help from friends to ensure you do not injure yourself.
Replace Old Fixtures
Are you tired of the outdated fixtures around your home? Replace them with something new. Replace the frosted glass pendants with modern globe fixtures, or switch your old ceiling fans with a modern ceiling fan that has lights. As long as the wiring is already in place, switching light fixtures is a quick DIY project.
Replace Your Roof
While most people hire contractors for the job, if you have the skills and the right tools, you can replace your roof with a new one. A new roof can cost anything between $5,000 and $30,000. But the cost of roof replacement can vary depending on the size of the roof, roofing materials, market cost, architectural style, and hiring a roofing contractor. You can choose to spend money on all other things apart from labor. Just ensure that you are fit and not afraid of height before committing to a roof replacement project.
Add a Backsplash
If you are not sure about your skills for installing a tile backsplash, go with a peel-and-stick backsplash. They last about three years and are available in different patterns and colors. You will find something that matches your kitchen theme. They are also easy to clean and water-resistant, making maintenance easy.
These DIY projects are a good place to start if you want to give your home a makeover. You will have managed to transform your home without denting your wallet too much.