Perhaps you’ve been feeling like your home is missing something, or that a space in your home could benefit from an upgrade. However, it’s a lot of time and energy to have a full renovation done, so maybe that isn’t exactly in the cards right now. We get it. We know that achieving your dream home can be a lot of work, and that work is best done one step at a time. If you aren’t looking to do a full home remodel right now, we’ve compiled a list of projects you can accomplish on your own that may add just what you’ve been missing!
REVAMP YOUR BACKYARD
If you’ve been feeling like your home is missing a space to gather, what you’ve been looking for could be right in your backyard. It’s easier than you may realize to create a space to host your friends and family outside. If you’re in want of a patio or a firepit, your local hardware store is already stocked with the supplies you need to get started. Or, maybe a deck large enough for a couple of armchairs is exactly what you want: there’s plenty of instructional videos online that tell you exactly how to build it yourself! (Of course, use caution if you do decide to attempt some of these projects without help or experience!) Having a backyard you love using and entertaining may feel like having a whole new addition to your house, and provides the much-needed opportunity to get outdoors and breathe in some fresh air.
CREATE A HOME OFFICE
Maybe your company decided to continue a hybrid environment to give you the choice to work wherever you please, or maybe you’re getting your own business off the ground; whatever the reason, you’re in need of a space where you can sit down and get work done. Creating an office in your home doesn’t have to mean a whole new addition. If you don’t have a spare room you can convert, examine the low-traffic spaces of your home that you wouldn’t normally think of: maybe there’s an unused corner of your living room, or a nook in your bedroom just big enough for a desk. Having a designated space to do your work- or even just your bills- will help you to be more productive and focused, so you can get back to enjoying your day more quickly!
REFRESH YOUR KITCHEN
Doing a deep and thorough organization of your kitchen can make it feel like a whole new space. On top of your typical cleaning out the fridge and pantry, try your hand at a bigger project such as painting your cabinets, rearranging the contents of your cupboards completely, or even consider replacing an old appliance if your budget allows it. Locate the components of your kitchen that just aren’t doing the job for you any longer, and freshen them up! You could find that your dream kitchen was hiding somewhere within the kitchen you have now, and all you had to do was put in a little work to bring it to life.
If a home renovation is something you’ve been dreaming of, but just isn’t in the cards right now, you may find that a DIY project gives your home a bit of the life you’ve been searching for! We know that some DIYs can’t make up for what a home renovation can do, so when it does come time for yours, we hope the rest of our blog can help you out with some helpful tips and advice!