5 Amazingly Simple & Practical Diy Ideas For Your Home
Are you working on a DIY home project?
This can be tasking both mentally and physically, do it yourself home decor could be a thing of joy if you are truly inspired.
Here a few simple and practical DIY ideas you can implement.
Beautiful do-it-yourself ideas you should use for your home
Don’t be afraid to spruce up your house with some DIY home décor projects. While some things like plumbing and major carpentry work are best left to the experts, here are a few simple and practical do-it-yourself ideas you can use for your home now to quickly and easily put your personal touch on your living space.
Start with a reading nook or window seat, refresh your cabinets or doors, or beautify your kitchen with a handy backsplash. Don’t forget the floors with some affordable DIY flooring tips that turn dingy, outdated walking space into a work of art.
Also, add creative storage to surprising tucked away spaces you didn’t know was already there.
Let’s get started with some simple and practical DIY ideas for your home.
Create a bench window seat or reading nook
Bench seat nooks make a great alcove or usable window accents
First, select the spot you want to create a little bench seat nook that adds a whopping do-it-yourself addition to your home.
Do you have a bay window or adequate space that frames a window where a seat will fit nicely or are you looking to turn a corner or under the stairs spot into a reading nook with an alcove bench seat?
Select the spot and measure
Look around to select your space, and then take a step back to get a good glimpse of how the project will look. Determine how big the space or the window is. Will the bench seat you want match the width, or will you need to make it bigger or downsize a bit? Do you want the bench to be built in and attached to the wall or removable?
Measure for how wide and how deep you want the bench to fit the window or nook area, and then cut two pieces of wood to form a rectangular box. Make sure the bench seat hangs over on the front and sides by approximately 5 cm.
Make use of every bit of storage, and add your personal touches
Use every bit of your bench seat by building in drawers in the under a portion of the bench, or separate for spaces where you can stack books or slide in and out storage baskets.
If you prefer, use it as an enclosed storage bin by using hinges on the back of the seat to lift to store items.
Or turn the under bench portion into a dog or cat bed for your pet.
Finish the space by framing it with trim using baseboard to match the room, and choose your cushions and accent pillows.
Save money by turning old, dingy floors into a work of art with paint or well-placed rugs
Paint your floor into a masterpiece
When you think about updating your flooring, the price can be a bit of a shock, but there are some easy fixes you can apply to your dull, dingy, worn out and outdated floors to help them look more appealing.
A well-designed paint job can make a worn out tile, vinyl, or concrete floor look like a work of art.
Spruce up floors with rug accents
If you have wood or tile floors and simply can’t afford new ones, choose a pretty area rug that will not only cover them up but will even turn some heads of visitors. Or, if you are crafty, make your own. One search on Pinterest and you will find tons of DIY home decor rug ideas.
A couple fun ideas that will leave guests wanting to take their shoes off and feel the softness include a pom pom rug that is as easy as making several pom poms out of yarn and simply tying them to a backing cloth. Another idea is to use old jeans to braid a rug. Either option puts your personal touch on the accent in the room that turned an unsightly walking space that left you feeling as if you would rather leave your shoes on, to a beautiful conversation piece.
Enrich your kitchen with rich looking accents
Do-it-yourself back splash creates a focal point
The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house. Not only do buyers notice whether or not a kitchen will suit their needs, but it is also the gathering place for friends and family.
Remodeling a kitchen comes with a hefty price tag, but there are some DIY things you can do to transform the look while you save up to re-do the entire room. One such addition is to add a ceramic, glass, tile backsplash to install yourself or create your own.
Turn cabinets and doors into an affordable eye-catching spot
Paint, stain, new door handles or knobs transforms outdated cabinets and doors
Sometimes all the space needs is a little facelift, which can be accomplished by painting or staining your cabinets and doors, or by swapping out old, dated knobs and handles for new ones.
Don’t stop with the kitchen cabinets. Greet visitors by applying the same ideas to your front door.
Look for added storage space in every nook and corner.
DIY storage ideas create surprising space
Look around, and you’re going to be amazed at where you find potential storage space in your crowded home. You will most likely be amazed at how much empty space is already there to be used for creative storage.
Turn unused under-the-steps space into a place to tuck away things by adding shelves and drawers. Add drawers under beds for tidy storage.
With all of your DIY home décor projects not only do you save money when you do it yourself but, you are also able to put your personal touches on your own home décor for a fraction of the cost with amazingly simple DIY ideas for your home now.