Whether you are looking for some inspirational budget-friendly ideas to spruce up your home, or you like the challenge of trying new DIY projects, we have a list of DIY hacks for you to get your teeth into. So, get your overalls on and your toolbox ready for action to help you bring these ideas to life.
Refresh wooden kitchen cupboards
If you have been looking at your kitchen cupboards and dreaming of getting a new kitchen fitted but don’t want to fork out thousands, you could simply refresh your wooden cupboards instead. Painting them with modern colors like muted blues as listed on elledecor.com will rejuvenate the look of your kitchen without the huge cost of replacing your cupboards. Another way you can make your units look brand new is to fit new handles, giving the impression that you have a completely new setup at a very small price. You can get a set of stainless steel or nickel handles for a fraction of the cost of one new cupboard.
Wooden headboard/wall feature
A really stylish and chic way to give your bedroom a new look it to create a wooden headboard that covers a large section of wall, in the place of a standard headboard. You can use reclaimed wood to give a rustic feel to the headboard that will also act as a feature in the room. The cost of materials will be significantly less than buying a new headboard. We love the driftwood effect, or using wooden pallets to create this look.
Floating shelves have become very popular, with both DIY newbies and experienced DIYers trying this hack out. There are a few brilliant ways to build a floating shelf, including installing a flat plank of wood, or even using old hardback books to create shelves to hold other books upon. These types of shelves are relatively easy to make but you should be careful to ensure that you do not cause any damage to the wall, or risk your safety in any way. If you decide to hire in a handyman, they should be able to quickly help you with installing floating shelves. You should check their online reviews and check that they have the right insurance, such as the cover found for handyman insurance at next-insurance.com, so that your home is protected from any accidents.
No-maintenance artificial grass
Artificial grass has come a long way since the awful plastic looking offerings that were first available. Now you can buy realistic artificial grass in your garden that is easy to lay as shown by buzzgrasss.com. A patch of grass will not only transform the way your outdoor space looks and feels, it will save you hours and hours of work spent mowing and edging your grass. It is ideal if you have kids that are constantly wearing your grass away and you will never need to buy a new lawnmower again. If you were thinking about getting rid of your grass to replace with concrete paving then artificial grass could save you money and ensure that your garden still looks like a beautiful dream space.
These are some of the easiest DIY hacks that can have a big impact in your home and garden, without costing you loads of money. Let us know in the comments below if you have any other great ideas to share.