Nearly 43 million home improvement projects were DIYed by homeowners between 2015 and 2017. So, if you want to make some changes to your home without paying the hefty price of hiring a professional, you’re not alone.
However, not every project will be a success. In fact, your DIY home improvement venture may end up costing you more in the long run if you end up making some big mistakes.
Do you want to ensure your project goes smoothly? Then check out these important DIY home improvement do’s and don’ts.
Did you know that something as simple as landscaping can increase your home’s value by tens of thousands of dollars? And that’s only one aspect of curb appeal.
Of course, improving your curb appeal isn’t only a good idea when you’re trying to sell your home. It can also help you like your current home more and put a smile on your face every time you pull into the driveway.
Luckily, learning how to boost curb appeal doesn’t have to be time-consuming or expensive. In fact, you can make a huge difference by taking on just a few small projects.
Don’t believe us? Keep reading to learn 4 simple tips to improve your home’s outward appearance.
Are you looking for a larger home for your growing family? You may be considering a well-loved home for many reasons—including the notion that it may be less expensive than a new construction home.
Luckily that notion is far from the truth and there are several other reasons why you should buy a new construction home versus something that is a few (or many) years older. Keep reading for more information!
It's the little things that make or break a room design: rugs, art, decorative pillows, etc. One thing that people underestimate in terms of importance for completing a room is curtains.
Curtains are not only practical in terms of privacy and adjusting lighting, but they're also large and noticeable, which means picking the right ones is crucial for maintaining a room's aesthetic.
Before you buy, read these tips on buying curtains for your home.
'Come on in. Make yourself at home.' We all enjoy saying that when our friends and family visit. And, wouldn't it be nice to do that when your living room's right up to date?
We're here to show you what's in and what's out for this year.
With our list of living room ideas, we'll help you make the perfect haven to lounge and chill in. And, we'll give you the tips you need to encapsulate the best in tasteful home decor.
Gardening has huge health benefits including helping to reduce stress.
But, many of us associate gardening with retirement as, while you're working, it's hard to find the time to get into the great outdoors. So, if you simply don't have time to put in the hard work it takes to make your yard look incredible, we have some tips for you.
These simple landscape design ideas will make it look like you put in a lot of effort. Let's get going:
And you loving your new home and feel like a dog would make it complete?
Wouldn't it be great to hear the pitter patter of those four feet coming to cozy up with you on a cold winter's night? Yes, it would. At least until that new dog starts making some big messes.
Then you're going to wish you'd done some research on the cleanest dogs.
Fortunately, we've done it for you.
What could be more fun than decorating your child's bedroom? There are over nine million households in the U.S. with children between the age of three and five, so this is a DIY project that many of us are facing. While it's a great opportunity to express your child's unique personality, you also want a bedroom that is functional.
Decorating your child's room when you move into a new house can also help make it feel like home for them.
Here are seven fun and functional kids bedroom ideas that you can start on today!
The vast majority of Americans aren't happy with their home's interior design. Only 20% like their own decor and furnishings.
Decorating a stylish home can be overwhelming. Things like Pinterest and other forms of social media make it seem like everyone's doing it right except for you. While that's decidedly not true, there are some tricks to nailing it down.
If you're trying to design a more cohesive home, here are some things to keep in mind.
A gardeners job is to care for their plants, but not to baby them. As a gardener, your most valuable tool is observation. A good gardener listens to the plants by simply being in their presence. If you live in a temperate climate with moderate rainfall and rich soil, you're in gardening heaven. You can pretty much just throw some seeds on the ground and they will grow. How much do you have to water your lawn to keep it green? If your lawn grass needs restoration your soil could be depleted of nutrients. But, even in the best growing conditions, plants need some help once in a while.
Have you bought a new home? Has a child moved out? Perhaps you added a room onto your current home. Whatever the reason, you now have a spare room on your hands.
A spare room is a good problem to have because it gives you a lot of potential ways to use the space. Now you have to ask yourself what the best spare room ideas are. We'll give you a few ideas in the paragraphs below.
Food has a subtle way of bringing people together. Whether it's to celebrate, commiserate or mourn, food is a central part at every event.
Studies also show that families who eat dinner together thrive. While the focus is usually on the food, where you eat the food also makes a difference.
Your dining room layout can enhance your eating experience when it looks great and functions well. But not everyone has great dining room ideas.
That's where we can help. Keep reading as we share with you 10 dining room decor tips.
Carpets last anywhere from 1 to 15 years. It depends on the quality and amount of traffic the carpet endures. With proper treatment, you can stretch the life of your carpet and keep it looking new and smelling fresh.
Do you have new carpets? Keep reading and learn the secrets to keeping your carpets cleaner, fresher, and newer for years to come.
When visitors come to your home, the front porch is one of the first things they see. A great front porch can be a comfortable and inviting space that makes your guests feel welcomed.
Having a front porch decor that matches your home's style is important. Since most porches aren't very large, it's a simple way to create a beautiful area that people will enjoy and you will love.
So whether you're sprucing up your front porch for guests, potentials buyers, or you want it to look nice for yourself, here are a few ideas that get you started.
Whether you've built your home or bought an existing house, it doesn't feel like home until you make it your own. It's easy to customize bedrooms, kitchens, and living rooms, but the hardest place to decorate in most homes is the hallway.
With little or no room for furniture, how do you make it fit your style?
All you need is a bit of creativity. Even the tightest hallway can stand a bit of decor.
Here are some tips to help you conquer your hallway decorating struggles:
Did you know that interior design affects your happiness?
Don't worry! We're here to help. It's essential to have a cozy and beautiful home, and winter home decorating is critical. We'll go over some ways to create an intimate and unique atmosphere.
Want to learn more? Keep reading!
Did you know that Florida's coldest recorded temperature is -2F?
If one of the hottest states in the country isn't immune to winter chill, then you need to make sure you're prepared for winter even in Texas and Arizona!
Impending freezing weather can send a chill down any homeowner's spine. Thinking about all the chores that need to be done to keep your property looking beautiful can feel overwhelming. However, if you follow these 8 simple winter landscaping tips, your lawn will be prepared in no time.
Decorating for Christmas is a great seasonal tradition, and the earlier you decorate the longer you have to enjoy your hard work. Christmas lights outside and winter decorations around the house can make the holiday season even more special.
Because decorating for Christmas is so fun, it can be easy to get carried away. There is a lot of tacky Christmas decor out there that you'll want to avoid. Tasteful Christmas decorations will make your house look beautiful and give feel more classy.
This is especially important if you are hosting out-of-town guests for the holidays or throwing a Christmas party for friends. You want simple Christmas decorations that will be festive and elegant.
Below, we're sharing some of our favorite ideas for classy Christmas decorations that will look great in your home. Read on to learn more, and start preparing your home for winter!
When's the last time a meal cost you $70,000?
According to the New York Post, Americans can easily spend $70,000 annually on takeout food. Why not save money, stay in, and enjoy preparing a meal in your new home?
Nowadays anybody can be a master chef, with the help of online cooking videos. Before you can have fun whipping up a meal, you'll have to be able to find the whisk.
Your new home should be set up to compliment your lifestyle. You can start by creating more space in your kitchen. Take control of your kitchen organization with these 5 storage saving tips.
Ready to buy your dream home? You're in good company, as November is apparently a popular time to buy a home this year.
However, once you have your long-desired home keys in hand, you'll need to decide what colors you want in your new home.
Few things say "welcome to homeownership" like the smell of fresh paint and fresh upholstery, so choosing your home's colors is certainly an exciting part of buying a new house.
The question is, how do you know that you've chosen the right paint and furnishing colors for the new home?
Here's a rundown on how to pick a new home color palette that you won't mind living with for years to come.
Let's dig in!