Doing DIY home projects is an excellent way to save you money, improve your house while having complete control of the process, allowing you to ensure each task gets finished based on your preferences and needs. Although some projects may seem impossible to do first, they’re relatively easy—and fun to do! Plus, tackling any home improvement project helps you learn new valuable real-life skills.
Here are some easy home improvement projects you can do this spring.
Do Electrical Work
Most homeowners don’t know that they can do a couple of tasks regarding their electrical system, even for complex projects like wiring kitchens with new circuits. However, remember that most electrical projects like installing your brand new lighting system from LED Direct require a permit except for simple tasks like replacing light switches and outlets.
Hanging drywalls or wallboards is an easy job that requires more than a drill and hammer, but it’s relatively easy. Instead of paying high amounts to professionals to do this simple task, you can do it yourself. However, keep in mind that the second stage of mudding and sanding is the tricker part, and even if you call in for professional assistance for this bit, you’ll be saving plenty of money.
Install PEX Pipes
If you’ve never fixed a leaky pipe or generally handled plumbing equipment but are curious to do so, installing PEX pipes is a fantastic start. A PEX pipe is a flexible pipe that you can connect with push-fit fitting and crimp rings, so all you need to do is add this in without any additional tools, given the PEX pipe you’re using already has the measurements you need.
Painting Exterior of Your Home
One of the most efficient and practical home improvement projects you can do is painting your home’s exterior, and the job’s difficulty depends on the size and type of home. However, generally, it’s a doable job. Even if you don’t have much experience, you can have professionals take care of the other requirements such as trim, soffits, and rake boards, and finish it up by adding the paint colour you’d like. Keep in mind that the task generally asks for extensive use of ladders and sometimes, even climbing roofs. So, ensure everything’s safe enough for you to start painting the exteriors.
Replace Floors with Plank Flooring
Paying professionals to have your floors replaced can be a lengthy and expensive process. Fortunately, one cost-effective home project can help you replace your floor at relatively low costs and stunning results. Only a handful of home improvement projects are as DIY-friendly as installing plank floorings. These types of floors, whether in vinyl or laminate, connect side to side using fold-and-lock joinery. Additionally, since they’re ‘floating’ floors, you can install them directly on top of the subfloors or underlayment without using nails or even glue.
Remodel Your Bathroom
If you’ve always wanted to try how to become handier or do repairs and remodeling tasks at home by yourself, what better way to do it during spring and starting with a small bathroom? Fixing these areas can help you hone all the skills you need to learn in remodeling since it virtually has everything but not exceedingly overwhelming. You can do home improvement projects in your bathroom with ease, and tasks you can do include installing ceramic floor tiles or a ‘bathroom vanity.’
After you’re done with remodeling your small bathroom, you’ll likely hone the skills needed for other bathroom projects—and beyond.
Hang Interior Doors
Although installing exterior doors can be challenging since they need to be highly weathertight and correctly installed, ‘interior doors’ are another story. By contrast, interior doors are relatively easy to install by a single person, and they’re lighter than your average exterior door. If you don’t have an existing door frame, you can install a prehung interior door, but if it’s for a ‘one-for-one’ door replacement, it’s best to go with an interior door slab.
Repair Gutters and Downspouts
One of the worst things that can happen to your home is receiving water damage—lots of it. The most common sources for these are malfunctioning gutters and downspouts, and regularly cleaning or repairing downspouts and gutters can help you save thousands of dollars. Plus, it adds value to your home. As long as you don’t mind standing on ladders, this home improvement project should be easy enough to do, and it’ll likely pay off ten-fold.
Spring is the time of house cleaning and improvements, but getting professional help can be expensive. Luckily, there are several ways you can spruce up your home in spring on your own—and those DIY projects mentioned are some of the easiest, fastest, and affordable projects you can tackle.