Want to refresh the look of your home but don’t want to put a ton of work into it? We’ve got a few ideas that you can do little by little, often requiring just an afternoon or two to make a huge impact. Take a look at these simple DIY home upgrades.

Fresh Coat of Paint - Simple DIY Home Upgrades

Apply a fresh coat of paint – It’s amazing what wonders a fresh coat of paint can do for a room. Make sure it aligns with the color scheme of your furniture. Maybe even consider painting an accent wall if you’re feeling extra adventurous! An accent wall can either help break up the monotony of a single paint color being used throughout a room, or can be used to draw attention to something on the wall itself, such as art or an arrangement. Taking just a day or two to repaint your living room or bedroom can really breathe new life into the space. 

Rethink Your Backyard - DIY Home Upgrades

Rethink your backyard – If you have outdoor space such as a full backyard or a patio that could use some love, bringing some plants into the mix can really enhance the overall look, doing wonders for the appeal of the space. And you don’t necessarily need a green thumb if you choose the right plants! Some outdoor plants that are low maintenance include hostas, black-eyed Susans, and clematis. Choosing perennials as opposed to annuals will bring the appeal of the plants back to your space year over year, instead of having to do a complete overhaul of your garden each spring. Do some research at your local gardening store or just around the internet to find low-maintenance plants that you can use to bring some more appeal into your backyard space. Maybe you’ll even develop a green thumb in the process!

While you’re rethinking your garden, you can also turn your attention toward your patio furniture (or lack thereof). Can it use some improvement? If your patio couch is tired, instead of replacing the whole set, consider simply replacing the cushions. Or, if you don’t have one already, try adding a fire pit to your backyard. Revamping your outdoor furniture doesn’t have to mean a complete overhaul––oftentimes, you can make an impact with small replacements or simple upgrades. Paired with some fresh greenery or flowers, you’ll be well on your way to transforming your backyard into a sanctuary!

Kitchen Cabinet Handles - Simple DIY Home Upgrades

Update your cabinet handles – This is an easy upgrade that doesn’t require too much thinking or work. Over time, often without you noticing, your kitchen cabinet handles can become tired from constant use. Or sometimes, they’re simply outdated! Pick out the handles you want from the hardware store or online, uninstall the old ones, and install the new ones. Simple, sleek stainless steel tubular bar handle pulls are among the most popular options right now. This simple usually just requires a screwdriver and a bit of time. Swapping out those older, updated handles can give the kitchen a fresh new look. It’s amazing how something so simple can lead to such a huge impact!


Create open shelving with ease –
This is a relatively easy DIY kitchen upgrade. Simply remove the doors on an upper bank of kitchen cabinets and give the interior a fresh paint of coat. There you have it––almost instant open shelving, lending a bit of a classier look than traditional, closed upper cabinets. And if you decide later on that the look isn’t for you, simply put the doors back on!

The magic of these upgrades is that they don’t require much work or any expensive materials––just some elbow grease and a bit of a vision––but they can really enhance the look and feel of your home.

If you’re dreaming big and ready for a larger upgrade, having a professional install wide plank floors can help you achieve a great new look in your space and enhance the value of your home. Contact us today to get a quote for high quality wide plank flooring.

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