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Are you a first-time homeowner who may have bought a fixer-upper or simply want to make some changes in your house?
While you could hire contractors to get the job done, the truth is that the world of construction and remodeling can be pricey.
Instead of spending thousands on professionals, consider being a “professional” yourself and try some DIY home projects. Here are some home projects you can take on yourself:
Create an “Apartment”
People are all about that passive income nowadays, and while you may not be looking to rent out your entire home, because well, you’re living in it, there is something that you could do if you’re an individual with some great skills in remodeling and construction.
Some people will create a livable space in their garage that they can rent out to someone looking for a studio-style apartment, while others will invest in the construction of a whole guest house.
Depending on your skill set, you could attempt whatever may be more beneficial for your situation. Once you start renting it out, you’ll be getting a helpful cash flow. However, before allowing anyone to live so closely, do a tenant background check.
Wallpaper your House
If you’re someone who wants to do a little update in your home but you’re not dedicated to a whole home makeover, wallpaper can help add some style to your home without you having to go in-depth with more intensive DIY projects.
Relatively affordable, wallpaper can be great for an accent wall in your bathroom behind a classy mirror. It could be an ideal way to add color and style to your living room. Or you can make your bedroom look brand new with a wallpaper wall behind your bed.
Change the Exterior
If you love the interior of your home but think that your exterior could benefit from an update, consider changes that you could do yourself—maybe with the help of some friends.
Installing a new door to replace an outdated one can give your home that modern touch that makes it mesh with the latest trends. Perhaps, you could paint the outside of your home if you bought a fixer-upper that could benefit from a fresh coat of paint.
If you’re trying to decide how to update your home or improve its resale value, starting on the exterior is as good a place as any to get started.
Install a Deck
If you have a nice backyard, why not make it a bit nicer by installing a deck? Sure, that’s a big project to take on but if you’re at all handy with carpentry and building things, it’s probably not beyond you.
Plus, it doesn’t have to be the fanciest one on the block. Some of the most basic decks can lend themselves supreme comfort for those beautiful days when you just want to sit outside, whether with a good book or with friends.
If you bought an older home that had carpet, chances are that you’re not a huge fan. Most people don’t care for used carpets in their “new” homes. If you want to create a space that feels welcoming and inviting, consider the option of re-flooring your home.
The thing about installing new floors is that you’re improving your home’s value, which can be helpful if you’re hoping to sell in the future. Not only is it good for increasing the value of your home, but it’s also good for you too.
Living in a space that you love, and let’s not forget, paid good money for, is something worth investing in. A lot of people love hardwood flooring, but this can be an in-depth DIY project. Other options are laminate or vinyl, both in style in this day and age.
If you’re thinking about how to update your home, consider these DIY projects that could make your home look like it came out of an interior design magazine.