Renovating Your Home Can be Easy

For many homeowners, the thought of doing renovations or updates to their home can be daunting. However, there are many projects that homeowners can do on their own, and many of these easy home renovations can be completed in a single day.

You can boost curb appeal and improve your home’s overall value, or simply make your home more attractive and functional.  DIY renovations are an excellent way to invest in your home and learn something new in the process.

Home Renovations that are Easy to Complete in a Day

#1: Install Wainscoting

Wainscoting, a form of decorative paneling that protects walls and adds character to a room, has made a comeback in recent years. If you have rooms that suffer lower wall scuffs and damage, perhaps from playful kids or dining chairs bumping into the walls, there’s no need to repaint the entire wall.

Wainscoting can be installed in several different ways, none of which are difficult or expensive: with beadboard, peel-and-stick wallpaper, paintable textured foam panels, or by installing a chair rail and painting an accent color below the railing.

#2: Paint an Accent Wall

Of the easy home renovations to choose from, painting is a popular option. Chose a wall and an accent color to update almost any room in less than a day. Accent walls are a great option if you like the current color of a room but find it lacking visual interest.

#3: Easy Home Renovations: Repaint the Doors

Accents aren’t only for walls. A long time trend has been to paint a brightly colored front door to make a home look more welcoming. Recently, painting interior doors has also become popular to improve the personality and appeal of your house.

While many people might choose a safe neutral color like gray or brown, choosing a complementary color for a door will brighten hallways and interiors, especially in areas with good natural lighting. Colors commonly chosen for both exterior and interior doors are teal, purple, red, and yellow.

#4: Install Garage Shelving

Installing shelving and storage in tight spaces is a good DIY project to provide more functional spaces in your home. Garages are particularly prone to clutter and mess, so that’s a great place to add storage.

If you’re handy and have the tools available, you can design, cut, and install wood shelves. Alternatively, install DIY shelving units purchased from a home improvement store. Most can easily be installed within a day. Commercially available shelving usually only requires the most basic hand tools. Options range from solid steel to wire to wood, top-hung or floating or free-standing, and with adjustable or fixed shelves.

With so many options for easy home renovations, the hardest part may be deciding which project to do first.

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