Updates beginners can make to their home without the help of a professional full list below for you to check out. Includes all links to in-depth instructions and tutorials.
Update a Blank Wall by Creating a Beautiful Gallery Wall
Something as simple as adding a gallery wall to any space in your home can be daunting but actually very simple. Learn how to preplan out your space and even add to it over time as your family grows. A super easy and fun beginner project you can do without the help of a professional.
READ HOW TO CREATE A GALLERY WALL HERE
Electrical Updates Beginners Can Make to Their Home
Now, this seems like a task that you should definitely hire a professional to manage for you. But it's actually very simple and straight forward. We share step by step instructions of how any beginner can swap out both a light switch and a receptacle.
Updating Light Switch and Receptacle
Hink: These are the steps Greg instructed me from another room while I did the work! I did it, so can you!
LEARN HOW TO CHANGE A LIGHT SWITCH // HOW TO CHANGE A RECEPTACLE
Updating Light Fixtures
Again, something very intimidating until you realize there isn't much to this process at all. Most people would call a professional electrician to change a light fixture, but we share how you can easily do this on your own. You might want a little help depending on how heavy the light fixture is, but totally doable!
A Simple Coat Of Paint And Some Decorative Knobs Will Update Furniture
We all know and love Ikea! And we love it because of its affordability. So why not try out this easy dresser update the next time you are looking for a dresser you can't afford but want to replicate. We love this dresser for unlimited possibilities.
Cabinet Updates Beginners Can Make To Their Home
All I can say is that paint and a little scrap wood work miracles. I could not believe how our cabinets transformed with nothing more than some paint and a little wood trim. View our step by step tutorial to transform any old cabinets into shaker style cabinets.
UPDATE OLD CABINET DOORS TRANSFORM INTO LOOKING BRAND NEW
Update Cabinet Hardware
Switching out the hardware on your cabinets instantly updates any space. Whether it's a kitchen, bathroom or laundry room; something as simple as hardware can make a huge difference. We are a quick trick you can follow to make this process quick and seamless.
LEARN HOW UPDATE CABINET HARDWARE
Fun Reading Corner Beginners Can Make for Their Home
A reading nook does not have to include a built-in feature as ours does. By using simple supplies like 2x4s and plywood you can create a beautiful reading nook. This is a beginner project that makes a big impact and a cozy spot for the family to snuggle down with a good book.
BUILD YOUR OWN READING NOOK - FIND OUT HOW
updates beginners can make to their home with floating shelves
I almost forgot to add this project to the list of updates beginners can make to their home. This building project is a great project for someone just starting off. There isn't much to it but it adds so much character to any space!
BUILD YOUR OWN FLOATING SHELVES USING THIS TUTORIAL
Install Custom Curtain Rods
We opted to build our own curtain rods twice in our home. These iron curtain rods were built out of the need for a three-panel door. This door isn't even pictured because of how large it is. We needed a curtain rod longer than any rod we could find, so we made our own!
LEARN HOW TO BUILD IRON PIPE CURTAIN RODS
In the girls' room, we chose to build wooden curtain rods to tie in some of the wood elements in their room. Not to mention the cost saving of these curtain rods, there was no question this would be another DIY project.
LEARN TO BUILD WOODEN CURTAIN RODS
Accent Walls Are Great Updates Beginners Can Make To Their Home
When we finished, or should I say thought we finished this space I kept walking by knowing something was missing. This little accent wall has just made this space for me! Not to mention it is so very functional as well.
RECREATE THIS ACCENT WALL FOLLWING THESE EASY STEPS
Bench Cushion for Beginners
Along with our basement entryway renovation, we also built this little bench. As you can see from the photo, it's not up against a flat wall. This is why we had to come up with our own bunch cushion. This is the perfect beginner's project as it does not involve any sewing!
BUILD YOUR OWN BENCH CUSHION FOR BEGINNERS
Shiplap Wall Treatment for Beginners
Forget the professionals on this project too! This project is so simple you are going to want to shiplap your whole house, and maybe your neighbours too!
I hope you enjoyed our list of updates beginners can make to their homes on a budget. We fully believe that these are all beginner projects that will give you the confidence to do even more to your home on your own!
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