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Easy DIY Projects You Can Do This Weekend

There’s nothing we love more than a home renovation. Even if you’re new to the DIY world, all you really need is a few clear steps to follow and you’re off. Here are five of the easiest DIY projects that will impress your guests and help you save your dollarydoos for the big stuff.

1. Replace old taps and cabinet handles.

Especially if your furniture and cabinets are starting to feel a little dated, a great way to spruce them up without burning a hole in your wallet is to give them a facelift by replacing old cabinet and drawer handles. You can opt for a modern look or go for a vintage style that will add a pop of personality to your home.

A good tip for refreshing your bathroom or kitchen is to replace your old tap. This can give your space a whole new look with minimal effort and budget.

2. A fresh coat of paint.

You can easily revamp any room, or a piece of furniture, with a fresh coat of paint. Especially if you are looking to brighten up a space, repainting the walls a white or a lighter colour can make a room look brand new. If you’ve got some spare time on the weekend, this is a great excuse to get your housemates or family members involved in a little DIY project. For those who feel like repainting an entire room is too much work, you could also choose to focus on a feature wall by painting it a bold contrasting colour.

Pro Tip

For the renters out there, using peel-and-stick temporary wallpapers and coverings can also do the trick.

3. Add a floating shelf or mirror.

An easy way to change up the look and feel of a particular space in your home can be achieved by adding a floating shelf or mirror. These simple features can add a sleek and modern touch to your interior décor game.

A mirror can help create the illusion of a larger space, it can also help bring more light into a living room or open dining room.

When choosing a mirror, you can’t go wrong with a sleek black or white frame. If you prefer something bold, a gold or decorative frame can create a more luxurious feel and become the centerpiece of your room.

4. Rearrange your furniture.

Pro Tip

A super budget-friendly hack is to rearrange your existing furniture which can completely change the way a room feels.

This works especially well in a bedroom or living room where most furniture pieces can be moved around which can help to open up your space.

You can even swap pieces from other rooms changing the flow of the room to bring new energy and create a brand new look. Keep in mind that you cannot claim children's education expenses or things like tea, coffee or toilet paper.

5. Install new lightning.

Whether it’s replacing old light bulbs or buying new light fixtures, the lighting in your home can really transform the ambience of your space. Opt for something warmer and brighter for a more cozy feel or go for cooler toned lights for a more modern feel.

Replacing light fixtures can give rooms a whole new look – this includes lampshades, wall lights, and hanging lights. Have some fun picking out different light fixtures – a bold, pendant style hanging light is sure to impress your guests.

Renovating doesn't have to break the bank

If you are looking for inexpensive ways to add a little something to your home, start by setting yourself a budget and from there plan out what furniture could use a little face-lift. You’d be surprised how many of these little changes can make a big impact on your home!

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