You have finally bought the house of your dreams! However, in spite of all the potential you see in it, you do not have the cash to hire people to do all the renovations you want. The good news is, there are some straightforward DIY projects anyone can do that will improve the appearance and functionality of your home.
Still not convinced? Perhaps you will change your mind after looking at some super simple and inexpensive DIY projects you can do regardless of your relative skill with a set of tools (or lack thereof).
Apply a fresh coat of paint
You would be surprised at what you can do with some paint beyond just recoloring your walls. Worn out cabinets can look brand new once again with a fresh coat of paint. Your iron porch railings or garden bench can also shine like new with a fresh coat. Or, if you are feeling creative, some blackboard spray paint can make a table into a source of entertainment for the kids.
Upgrade your kitchen or bathroom
Plumbing might seem like something you need an advanced degree in to understand, let alone attempt to work on, but it is surprisingly simple. New faucets, or even replacing your cabinet sink with a pedestal variety, are designed to be modular, easy to install and repair, and can usually be done in less than 15 minutes.
Update your lighting fixtures
Regardless of how ornate they may appear, lamps and light fixtures are all just wires leading to a light bulb. There is no reason to make them more complicated than they need to be. Much like faucets, light fixtures are a lot easier to install or replace than they appear (just make sure you turn the power off at the breaker before you start!).
Build a brick walkway outside
This is about as simple as it gets, because all you need for this project is a bunch of stones, a shovel, and dirt to stick them in. Stone walkways add a touch of class to any lawn, and the rocks are usually reasonably priced at Home Depot.
Lose the extra furniture you never use
Deciding to get rid of the adorable dresser in your spare room can be tough, but the reality is most people have furniture that is just there for the sake of being there. You would be surprised how much bigger a room can look without it.
Get creative with your storage spaces
Installing shelving in a closet or other storage space that does not have them is super easy to do. Even if you are not up to hammering in full-on wooden shelves, wire shelving is cheap, super easy to put together, and can add a great deal of versatility to your existing space.
Whether you already own a house or are trying to decide on one of the many San Francisco houses for sale, these projects are great ways to improve your place of residence — no prior contracting experience required!