DIY Home Improvement -2 Easy Projects
DIY Home Improvement -Paint a
Painting is by far the cheapest and easiest way to change the look of a room. New furniture, new flooring or
other such projects can cost an arm and a leg but paint is around $20 a gallon which can easily be enough for a
medium 10 x 10 room.
For your first DIY home improvement projects, buy the paint in the color you wish to have
and ask the salesperson at the home improvement store to recommend which finish is best for you. For high traffic
areas like a kitchen for instance, an egg shell finish is great because it is easy to wipe clean. For a more serene
area of your house, such as a bedroom, a flat, matte finish is a better choice because it can give a more peaceful
look to your special area.
After you have chosen your paint, your DIY home improvement plan will need paint rollers more than anything
else. Choose a large enough size with which you can easily paint a large W on your wall. Too small a roller will
make your DIY home improvement project take forever. A size which is too big for your hands will also impede
efficiency. You need not buy special drop cloths if you have any spare fabric lying around at home. You would
however want to buy a good painting tape as that will help you get neat corners and save your base boards and door
frame from getting paint on them.
Try a new paint effect such as sponge painting, corduroy effect, stone wash etc so that you go beyond the plain
wall. If you are hesitant about your DIY home improvement project such as painting, then you can watch a video
online or attend a workshop t your local home improvement center, often free of cost.
DIY Home Improvement -Update Light
If you want to update the look of your home with a simple DIY home improvement project, change your light
fixtures. You could either get more contemporary looking lights or you could take down your current ones, tape the
glass and then spray paint the metallic parts of the fixture a different color. Always attempt this DIY home
improvement outdoors so that you do not have to inhale too many paint fumes.
The light fixtures in your bathroom can also be given a face lift by just changing the bulbs to a more
incandescent lighting to give your bathroom a relaxing, dreamy feel. When you need bright light for shaving or make
up application, you can make use of a brightly lit magnifying lamp instead of spoiling the ambiance of your