The Best of Did-It-Myself Projects
Upgrading your home is a great way to add value and functionality. Here are some folks who started with an idea and along with a little money and a lot of personal effort made a real difference in their homes.
This kitchen overhaul starts with a wish. "You know, it sure would be nice to have an open kitchen." So they dove in and started knocking down walls. Amazing what you can learn online if you’re willing to take the time.
Here’s a person who started a bathroom remodel with a lot of enthusiasm, and little else. Apparently she didn’t know anything about home renovating and found out she can get into all kinds of trouble – but she stuck with it and got it done.
Your ugly green tile can be saved. Who says a “new” bathroom needs to cost thousands of dollars and take a month to complete. Check out what this creative and hard working DIY’er was able to achieve in a week or so, moving a 1960’s era bathroom into the 21st century. All it took was some patience, some sweat equity and $100 to create a bathroom anyone would be happy to have in their home.
Wood Floor Renovation
How would you like to have a beautiful new hardwood floor by next week for less than $200? These folks were able to do it by themselves with some rented equipment and a willingness to put in the effort.
The kids moved out and left an "empty" bedroom? Utilize the extra space and turn their bedroom into a home gym. In this project a woman in Alaska explains the hardest part was clearing out the accumulation of “stuff” in her daughter’s old bedroom. Once she had room to work, she transformed the space into a multi function home gym in less than a week, and the total cost was less than a one year membership at a local gym.
New Life for the Side Yard
Check out the transformation of an ordinary side yard into a beautiful garden and walking path. Less than $1000 and some heavy lifting can really make a difference in a home’s appearance and value.
Under the Stairs Playroom
While many people use the space under the stairs as an out of the way storage closet, these folks made it into a club house/play room for their kids. Combine around $100 with some creative thinking and the kids have a place to call their own.
What projects are you thinking of undertaking? Turn do-it-yourself into did-it-myself and let us know the results.