Whether you have decided to stay put in your current home or you are thinking about putting your home on the market, all homeowners are looking for ways they can improve their homes. Luckily, there a many do-it-yourself, cost-efficient home improvement projects that will do just that.
Below are some simple projects that can be completed in as little as one weekend:
BUILD A NEW BACKSPLASH IN YOUR KITCHEN
Building a new backsplash is an easy way to showcase your personality and add character to your kitchen. Character can be added by implementing tile design tricks, such as placing tile diagonally to add dimension to a room or placing tile in patterns to form interesting mosaics.
No matter which design you choose to create, the most cost-effective way to build a new backsplash is to research several tile options before making your final tile purchase. Experts say that, in general, ceramic and porcelain tile are the best options in terms of cost, starting at $10 per square foot.
REPLACE YOUR OLD BATHROOM VANITY
Standalone vanities are a hot trend in bathroom design because they provide the look of furniture, adding a more comfortable feeling to a bathroom. Vanities are available in many different styles and sizes, ranging from small, which are about 18 in. in width, to large, which are about 72 in. in width. With such diverse vanities to choose from, there is a vanity to suit any taste and replacement timeline.
Vanities can be installed in only a matter of hours with the correct number of people. Installing a vanity usually requires at least 2 people in order to make the installation process move quickly and smoothly. However, the size of the vanity will determine how many people should help to install it.
REPLACE YOUR CARPETING WITH WOOD FLOORING
Wood flooring can increase value and add style to your living room. Light woods can make a room appear larger, medium woods can make a room appear more traditional, and dark woods can make a room appear warmer.
The introduction of so many new species, colors and types of flooring in recent years allow homeowners a lot of options and with innovations such as click flooring it is now even easier for DIYers to install a new floor.
Installing wood floors on your own can cut down on the overall cost of your flooring project and can easily give your living room a beautiful new look from between $1,000 and $2,500, depending on the size of the room.
Projects like these make your home look unique and get a great return on your very affordable investment.