Best DIY home improvements | besavvi

Home Improvements | 5 months ago

There’s nothing better than the feeling of accomplishment you get when you successfully complete a home improvement project, especially when it’s all done by your own fair hands, without the need for a professional to intervene.

There’s nothing better than the feeling of accomplishment you get when you successfully complete a home improvement project, especially when it’s all done by your own fair hands, without the need for a professional to intervene.

As it’s Craft Month, we take a look at some of the best DIY projects you can really get your teeth stuck into if you want that ‘I did it!’ feeling.

Re-upholster an old sofa
New sofas and armchairs don’t come cheap, so if yours is looking a little tired but your budget won’t quite stretch to a brand spanking new one, why not show your current couch some love and re-upholster?

Not only will it save you money and be a fun and rewarding project, it also gives you the freedom to make something completely unique to your own taste – no compromises.

Transform your kitchen
Everyone dreams of their ideal kitchen, but very few can afford to make that dream come true. Try giving your kitchen an overhaul by repainting the cupboard doors and giving them new handles – you’ll be surprised how different the whole room will look and feel.

DIY ‘wallpaper’
A fresh lick of paint is a great way to spice things up in your home, but how about trying something a bit different by creating your very own patterned wallpaper effect. Whether it’s something simple yet effective, such as stripes, or more complicated, such as a floral design, it’s a great way to be creative in your home.

Make photo frames with a difference
Bored of the same old picture frames? Go rustic and transfer your photos on to a wooden plaque. It’s super easy to do and looks amazing, so what are you waiting for? Give it a go. Here’s a very thorough how-to tutorial video.

Create a chalkboard
Chalkboard paint is a great way of injecting some fun into your home. You can do it wherever you want, but it makes a brilliant kitchen wall for you to write recipes, shopping lists or the weekly menu on. Think on the insides of cupboards, or paint on the glass of an old mirror.

Build your own bookcase
Bookcases and shelving units aren’t cheap and you’re really paying for the convenience of a contained space. So if you have less cash or more spare time, try creating your own bookcase by lining up floating shelves.

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