Are you interested in adding some class to your home? By taking on a DIY (do it yourself) project you can give your home an extra sense of style, and save yourself some money. There are some fast, easy & affordable projects that you can do on your own. These are projects can be especially important if you're planning on selling your home in the near future.
Try these five easy ways to enhance your home's appeal:
1. Replacing Light Fixtures
An easy way to shift the ambiance of a room is to replace old/ basic light fixtures for a more elegant fixtures . When you add sophisticated light fixtures, you control the intensity of the light and character of the room. There is no need to pay a lot of money for expensive new fixtures - you can try buying used fixtures online, or even head out to some second hand shops.
2. Paint an Interesting Color on an Accent Wall
Painting an accent wall can add a pop of color and showcase your own style and personality. This is a low-risk project, that a homeowner of any skill level can tackle in one day. You just need some painter's tape, a brush and the color that suits you! Just make sure the color you choose is complementary with the other colors in the room. Stay consistent between warm and cool tones.
3. Try Adding Some Floating Shelves
By installing some floating shelves, you combine functionality and add some extra storage space with style. Floating shelves can be mounted on walls in different patterns. They come in a variety of materials that will give your rooms a unique look. For a smaller rooms, choose shallow shelves to show off framed photos; for a larger rooms use deeper shelves to hold vases, books and unique trinkets.
4. Install Decorative Molding
Adding decorative molding around your home can add an extra touch of elegance. Install molding to the ceiling by capping walls, columns and cabinets, or add chair molding lower to the ground. With detailed molding you can add character to your rooms while also making them feel taller and more finished.
5. Build a Stone Fire Pit
One of the newest trends now are stone fire pits in backyards. This can be an easy project, finished in only a few hours. Try taking some uniquely shaped rocks or large stones and put them together to create a functional and stylish fire pit. Before starting the project, be sure to check your local fire codes or homeowners association to ensure you are safe and allowed to start building.