If you’re like many Americans, you might have started doing a little more work around the house in the past year. If you’ve got the DIY bug when it comes to upgrading your home, you might be looking for new projects to take on with your weekends.
When it comes to your home, there’s little that can add more value and utility than kitchen and bath remodeling. Some of this remodeling can be quite expensive, but lucky for you there are some DIY options that are inexpensive and still provide a stunning change of pace.
What are some affordable DIY ideas for the kitchen and bathroom? Read on and we’ll walk you through some favorites.
1. Kitchen Backsplash
The kitchen can be an overwhelming area to try and DIY as the upgrades for this room are often so expensive. These days, however, there are a number of cheap and easy upgrades you can make without having to break a sweat.
One such upgrade that we highly recommend is updating your kitchen backsplash. Today, you can purchase peel-and-stick tile backsplashes from most home improvement stores and install them on your own. This makes the process so simple.
All you’ll have to do is peel off the adhesive from the tiles and apply them to the wall where you want the backsplash to be. Once the tiles are arranged, apply grout across the surface, filling the gaps between tiles.
Use a spring for clean up, removing grout from the top of the tiles, and leaving it in the space in between. Step back and voila: a brand new backsplash for your kitchen.
Top designers swear that the best ways to add bring life to your bare walls are hanging some mirrors or colorful tapestry, painting a mural, hanging plates, adding sculptural sconces, or even using metal tiles for your kitchen backsplash.
The bathroom or kitchen wall is the most underlooked aspect of remodeling a home. Make sure you put this into consideration. Pinterest and Instagram is a great inspiration source for kitchen backsplash ideas and bathroom tiles ideas.
2. New Bathroom Counter
Normally, when you’re thinking of upgrading your home counters, you’ll need the help of a general contractor. Depending on the size and shape of counters in your home, that still might be true.
However, there is a chance that your bathroom setup is small enough that the counter shape itself might be pretty standard. Standard enough to find a premade new vanity that might be able to be installed instead of having something custom-made.
If you can find a new counter you love with a built-in sink, you might be able to go through the process of installing it on your own. This can save a huge amount of time and money.
3. New Showerhead
Where’s another area in the bathroom you can update without completely blowing your bottom line? Upgrading your showerhead can be an easy but life-changing choice.
A new showerhead can help change the aesthetic feel of your bathroom, but it can also change your shower experience. In this sense, it’s an easy purchase that has a lot of different uses.
Many new showerheads will offer a better experience while also being more conversation with water use.
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Ideas
If you’re looking to make some changes to your home this year, you’ll want to look into these kitchen and bath remodeling ideas. All three are amazing DIY projects that can help to improve the quality of life within your home.
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