If you’re not quite ready to get into a new custom home built specifically for your needs and lifestyle, here are some simple DIY remodeling ideas that will help make your old home feel new again.
Make a Good First Impression
Sometimes we tend to overlook the obvious, such as the front entrance of our home, but a warm, inviting or eye-catching front door color can make a huge difference and is easy to re-paint whatever hue catches your fancy. You might also consider upgrading the door entirely, depending upon the overall aesthetic of your house. Outdoor lighting, some potted plants and new hardware can also help dramatically change the appearance of your home’s exterior.
Wood Pallets to Palaces
One of the biggest DIY trends right now is repurposing old wood pallets for just about anything, from furniture to artwork, outdoor patios to wood paneling. Wood medium produces low thermal conductivity, which means it’s perfect for insulating room interiors. By adding a fun, funky texture, you can transform any room in your house.
Indoor / Outdoor Day Bed
If you have some unused space on your patio or in a corner of your home, why not create a relaxing little nook to read or catnap on? You can easily build a frame of approximately 18 inches tall and then find a mattress to fit (or build your own with foam), and then cover with some pretty fabric and top with comfy pillows and voila – you have a daybed everyone will want to daydream on.
Make the most of your space and enhance the look of your home by using kits for bookcases and shelving to create built-in storage that you can easily assemble yourself. Use an open shelving/cabinet combination as a display space to showcase those special valuables you want to highlight. If you have a second story, consider building shelves, storage or even a whimsical custom wine rack under the staircase.
If you don’t have room to install a steam bath, you can instead install an S-shaped seat that transforms your walk-in shower into a steam room you can lie down in and relax while sweating out all those toxins!
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