About Home Project DIY

Welcome to Home Project DIY, your headquarters for your do-it-yourself home improvement projects.

Do-it-yourself home improvement projects are often the best option for making your home a better place to live. Not only are they affordable, many of them are easy and add value to your home. Plus, many of us find that doing things ourselves is enormously satisfying.

Whether you’re looking to sell or plan to stay for the long haul, Home Project DIY’s here and we want to help. We offer tips, ideas, step-by-step instructions, and inspiration for your home’s interior, exterior, and landscaping.

  • Interior: You can make your home a lot more comfortable and functional with some simple, low-cost updates. Many of these can be done in a single weekend. Want to declutter? Try some closet and shelf organizers or some cabinet slide-outs. Got the blahs? Try a new kitchen backsplash, a cabinet facelift, or some track lighting. And there’s nothing like a coat of fresh paint to transform your living space.
  • Exterior: Want to boost your curb appeal and make your home more welcoming in one fell swoop? Simple things like window shutters, a new porch light, and a brightly-painted front door can do wonders. You can also save big by keeping your walkways, siding, roof, and gutters in good repair.
  • Landscaping: A lush, fragrant garden can transform even the most ho-hum home into a verdant paradise. With a bit of planning, you can plant seedlings in the early spring and enjoy a festive array of blooms by summer. In addition, adding some calming water features is a lot less expensive than you might think.

The joys of DIY Home Projects

So why are DIY home improvement projects the rage lately? For starters, they save money, get the creative juices flowing, and get you moving. In addition, they give you a sense of accomplishment.

House Beautiful explains why DIY projects are so good for your well-being. Aside from getting you off the computer, working with your hands, and learning something new, there’s the “accomplishment factor.”

A manual DIY task that is completed gives enormous satisfaction, in a way that is unlike achieving a work task. The accomplishment factor is key.

No wonder so many of us do our home improvement projects the DIY way. According to a Zillow survey of homeowners, 58 percent of Millennials, 55 percent of Gen Xers, and 48 percent of boomers prefer to do things themselves.

Featured image: CC by 2.0 Scott Lewis via Flickr.

 

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