Home Renovation on the Horizon? 7 Budget-Friendly DIY Projects

Feb 18 2021
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You guys already know that DIY projects are my absolute fav especially when it comes to furniture! I love taking an old beast that a lot of people would have tossed and transforming it into something magnificent. I think I enjoy it the most because it takes an amazingly small amount of time and resources to do it! Whether getting a home ready to sell or doing it for ourselves (which are both equally important in my opinion we shouldn’t make our homes beautiful just to sell but for ourselves too!) tackling the furniture around our home can be a simple way to really make our homes shine again!

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If you’re currently in the process of building a new home while selling your old one, you’re likely drowning in house-related responsibilities. From securing land plots and shopping house plans to meeting with agents and staging, the delicate balancing act of constructing and selling is no easy task. After spending months settling on a house plan like this and working with a team of experienced contractors, you may have left your current property in the rearview mirror.

However, making sure your listing is in tip-top shape is critical if you’re hoping to sell promptly and focus your efforts on your upcoming diy projects.

The house selling process can be tedious as you work tirelessly to make your property appealing to prospective buyers. However, the phrase “work smarter, not harder” has never been more true. Instead of gutting your home top to bottom and starting fresh, consider simple, cost-effective renovations that will add value to your home without breaking the bank and your spirits.

For example, honing in on the kitchen and bathrooms is an excellent use of your time and money, as those two common areas attract (or deter) potential prospects. If you’re scrambling to boost your sale price before heading off to your new-and-improved forever home, consider these budget-friendly DIY projects that are sure to attract potential buyers.

Refinish wooden surfaces

If you have built-ins or wooden features, pay special attention to touch-ups they may need. Wood surfaces typically accumulate significant amounts of dust, grime, and scratches, which can look dingy and deter prospective buyers. If your wooden features require some TLC, consider refurbishing them to give your home an added sparkle.

Buffed out and restrained wood looks almost brand new and is an inexpensive way to add value to your home and can be surprisingly easy diy projects!

Update your bookshelves

Bookshelves are a staple piece in many family homes. However, missing shelves and wobbly frameworks are a terrible look for potential buyers. Luckily, fixing or replacing your old, worn-down shelving units is quick, simple, cost-effective, and will add necessary flair to the space.

One of the easiest ways to update your bookshelf is to ditch bulky wood structures for floating shelves. These inexpensive units are easy diy projects: simple to install and paintable to match any room themes.

Upgrade your cabinet’s handles

While installing new cabinets and doors may be out of your current budget, an easy way to upgrade your cabinetry is to replace worn-out handles and hinges with new-and-improved features. Dated cabinets quickly become modern with pops of steel or shiny copper finishes.

Decorative display

There are various decorative paths you can take to amp up your space. Instead of dropping a wad of cash on new furnishings, spruce up your items with new fabrics, a coat of paint, or hit your local consignment store for discounted decor. You can quickly bring shabby old pillows to life by DIYing a new cover, create a vintage feel with a wood stain, or purchase fake houseplants to brighten up your space.

Revamp a vintage dresser

Many families have an old hand-me-down dresser stored away in a unit or garage. Luckily, vintage dressers are typically made from high-quality, made-to-last wood that you can quickly repurpose and dress up.

Add cushions to your dining chairs

Adding cushions to your dining chair makes them both visually appealing and more comfortable. By securing bright, patterned fabric to old dining chairs, you give your space character without breaking the bank.

To wrap up

Although the house buying and selling processes can be tedious and exhausting, not every aspect has to be stressful. Spruce up your current space with inexpensive DIY projects to add value to your home without busting your budget.

You guys already know that DIY projects are my absolute fav especially when it comes to furniture! I love taking an old beast that a
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  1. February 20, 2021 at 12:51 am

    Outstanding work! Enjoyed your writing!!

  2. April 7, 2021 at 1:09 am

    Love the ideas! It also works the other way around – if you buy a furnished apartment/house maybe don’t gut it. Instead, renovate the furniture and what you can’t keep, sell! I am also a fan of renovations myself and find chalk paint quite easy to work with, even for people who don’t have the experience.

    • April 7, 2021 at 9:16 am

      Very true John, thanks for coming by and commenting!

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