If 2020 didn’t really go according to your plans, you might already be making some for next year. In case renovating your home is something that you have been thinking about for a while, why not double down and dedicate some time and effort to this endeavor? While you will need professional help for certain renovation projects, there are also those you can indeed tackle on your own. Keep on reading for a list of popular DIY home renovation ideas for 2021.
Fixing up the curb appeal
Regardless of whether they go inside or not, everyone can see your home’s exterior. If you don’t like how it looks and want a home straight out of an HGTV show, you should work on your curb appeal. Luckily, DIY projects in this area abound. For instance, while completely replacing the front door and windows might require an expert, you can give them a fresh coat of paint all on your own. Sanding them down and applying primer is easy to do and you can have a door that looks brand new over the course of a weekend. If you have a fence around your home, you can adopt the same approach. Then, taking out the overgrown trees and shrubs and planting new flowers can really open up your home and bring it a pop of color. Moreover, working on your lawn is a big step towards improving the curb appeal. Finally, replace your house numbers with new items and place a new mailbox in front of your home.
Giving the bathroom an update
Moving things indoors, the bathroom is a room we use so often that we can be forgiven for quickly getting bored with its look. Fortunately, with just a few tweaks, you can make the bathroom super luxurious. You could even change the tiles on your own, although you are probably on the lookout for something a little simpler. With that in mind, you can paint the walls or add an interesting wallpaper that will instantly make the room different. Another simple project is replacing the existing faucets with new ones. For example, you can make all the hardware black or chrome. That includes all the faucets, handles, lighting fixtures, towel racks, and the toilet paper holder. You can always replace the shower curtain, put down a new bath mat, and get some fresh new towels. One more thing to think about is adding plants to your bathroom. Not only that they look good but they will also clean the toxins from the air. Generally, plants love water and they will be happy after your shower. The only thing you need to worry about is the light. If your bathroom is dark you should look for the plants that can survive in that environment. Plants will add color to your bathroom but you want them to stay alive. So be careful with picking the right plants.
Upgrading the kitchen
The kitchen is known as the hub of the home and if you don’t think it’s doing its job properly, you might be looking for a change. While knocking down walls in order to create an open floor plan is something better left to professionals, especially if you don’t know which walls are load-bearing, you can give your kitchen some minor upgrades. You can consider finding some online instructions that will teach you how to give your cabinet doors a fresh look, put up a new backsplash, or replace the sink and faucet. In fact, according to the Renovation Kingdom, many prospective DIYers would rely on assistance and guidance from YouTube tutorials when attempting such minor renovation projects. What is more, you can even consider getting all new appliances to make your kitchen more functional.
Transforming the backyard
YouTube tutorials when it comes to transforming a backyard are countless so you can surely find one that will appeal to your senses. From upholstering the furniture you use on a daily basis to adding a garden where you will teach your kids to grow their own food, there are plenty of projects you can handle on your own. You can upgrade the lighting fixtures, set up a hedge around the property to keep busybodies out, or even pour out the concrete to make new stepping stones. What is more, if you are handy, you can easily build a pergola for your backyard, simply by purchasing pre-cut pieces of lumber and finding the instructions on how to assemble them.
Improving the home’s safety
Of course, you want to ensure you are safe and sound in your own home, which is why improving the security of the property can be a much-needed project. First of all, inspect your home on a regular basis as that will help prevent a bigger problem down the line. Then, install carbon monoxide and smoke detectors if you don’t already have them in your home, and consider adding a water alarm to the basement to notify you in case of flooding. You can also insulate your water pipes to prevent them from freezing. Furthermore, familiarize yourself with your home’s shut-off valves and always have a first-aid kit in the house. On the other hand, you want to prevent burglars from entering your home, which is why you need to check all the locks and consider swapping them out for a more secure model. You can even install security cameras and add a home security system to stay on the safe side.
From minor updates like repainting walls to those that are a little more challenging, such as adding a pergola, what home projects you will decide to do next year depends completely on your budget and skills. With the plethora of information available in all forms online, there is little reason to postpone your next DIY adventure.