What’s the first thing you need to do to revamp your home? That is right: take inventory of what you have and what you need!
This post will help you do just that. First, we’ll tell you how to make a list of all the essential things to your day-to-day life, such as kids’ toys or kitchen utensils. Next, we’ll outline some of the DIY projects that can give your house a visual facelift. Finally, we’ll show you where DIY enthusiasts such as yourself can go for inspiration. You’re not going to want to miss this one!
Organize your everyday-use items:
Are you sick of throw-pillows everywhere or your kids’ toys on the floor 24/7? Well, say goodbye to clutter and hello to organization with DIY repairs and projects!
If you have an extra laundry basket lying around, you can DIY it into an aesthetic hamper. Purchase any material of your choice –cloth, twine, rope or yarn– and a hot glue gun from your local art supply store. Cover sections of your laundry basket with the glue and wrap the fabric or yarn around it. Try doing so as fast as possible to avoid the glue from solidifying! Decorate with pompoms, glitter or ribbons and your fancy-looking DIY hamper is done! Take your everyday-use items such as cushions and put them into this hamper when not in use.
Clean, clean and clean:
Before you tackle any major DIY projects such as refurbishing, you must clean even the nook and crannies of your house. This means cleaning surfaces, floors, walls, and even cleaning gutters & drains!
Make a DIY multi-surface cleaning solution with equal parts of water and white vinegar. You can also add some baking soda to the mix for stubborn stains. Clean textured kitchen cabinets and doors to remove any dirt inside the grooves. Clear any debris or leaves that may have accumulated inside your drains to prevent blockage.
A clean canvas only unlocks extra potential for your DIY projects!
Pull out paints from the garage:
A door and cabinet paint-job can suddenly facelift your home and give it a brand new look. Paint a layer of primer over your cabinets once you’re done cleaning them. Once they are dry, paint over them with any colour that brings life into the room. A glistening shade of white always brings sunlight in windowed rooms!
You don’t even need to remove cabinet doors if you line all other exposed surfaces with plastic tarps. This makes the process ten times easier!
Reupholster sofas and chairs:
There are a lot of things inside our house that need an overhaul. One is the sofas and chairs in our living room. These days, people do not want to use fabric to upholster furniture anymore. Instead, they opt to clean and reupholster them with leather or synthetic material as it saves money and time!
Take any leftover material you may have –anything with a pattern works excellently– and cover your sofas with it. You can staple, glue or sew down the edges under the sofa cushions. You don’t need to purchase new furniture when revamping your old pieces with new materials does the trick!
Where to find inspiration?
There are many DIY home renovation ideas out there, but it would be best to look online to save money. Create your online mood-board on Pinterest or follow DIY interior design pages on Instagram. Or just contemplate what you want and implement it – do it yourself!