DIY home improvement to your home this spring should start now.
Yes, it’s cold and there is snow on the ground. Now is the time, you can begin planning the projects that will make your home more attractive, add functionality to your home, and increase its resale value.
In this article, we will look at some DIY project that with a few hand tools, a jigsaw, and a little ingenuity you can give your home a face-lift.
When you have finished reading you’ll have some ideas that will make your significant other happy, you’ll have as sense of accomplishment, and your home’s looks will improve one project at a time.
Here’s simple test of your woodworking skills.
You can often find cedar Blanket chests in antique stores or even thrift shops and you can refurbish them like new. This allows you to store your winter blankets and quilts during the spring and summer. It also lends a rustic and decorative air to a bedroom or foyer. The scent of cedar permeates the fabric and they come out of storage smelling fresh.
However there are those who prefer to DIY their own version of this classic.
Plans are available for this and hope chests, chest of drawers, or glory chest can be found on the web.
This allows you to create one that meets your tastes and reflects your lifestyle.
A chest of drawers is especially nice if your family enjoys crafts. A jigsaw can cut the drawer sections and some inexpensive metal hinges and brackets allow you to build a plethora of drawers that open out when the lid is raised to allow access to spools of thread, beads, or other small objects that are used for craftwork.
It also has applications for the handy man as well lending a rustic air to your small tools, screws, and other items all neatly organized.
This looks much better than plastic versions; you buy at the local home improvement megastore.
Here is project you can sink your teeth into. Everyone likes to go down to the recroom in the basement and watch TV on the big screen.
Then, you have to run back and forth to get snacks and drinks while you watch your favorite movie, TV show, or it’s the “Big Game” you’ve waited for all week.
Why not build a snack bar in the recroom?
This is easy enough to do. A small undercounter refrigerator can hold up to 50 cans of your favorite beverages and one that will fit your particular needs can be found on Amazon these days.
A small induction cooker, Crockpot, and coffee or single K Cup beverage machine rounds out the picture for a fully functional Snack center.
Make your own nachos, popcorn, or Italian beef sandwiches while watching the Big Game.
There is no end to the possibilities.
A laminate countertop, which can be custom cut with a jigsaw, gives you a decorative top that resists scratching, stains, and spills.
Your family, friends and guests will appreciate the comfort and ease that an evening’s entertaining can be, while enjoy video excitement, drama, or sport.
All made even better with food and drink available close at hand.
Kitchen makeover with a laminate counter topped Dinning Island
Is your kitchen getting that rundown look?
Brighten it with new counter tops and a Dinning Island instead of a kitchen table. No, don’t plop down a fortune for marble or granite counter tops.
The new laminate materials can give you the same look and feel of these more expensive countertops at a fraction of the cost.
The process that creates the material is akin to taking a photograph and then transferring the image to the material. You wouldn’t believe some of the patterns available nowadays. Your wildest fantasies can be played out on your kitchen or island counter tops.
Here again some simple woodworking skills are required for a DIY kitchen makeover.
The same thought that went into the snack center down in your recroom can be applied here as well.
But, here you can add a central island for meals and snacks. You can Build into the center a beverage center, and various modern cooking conveniences that make your stove and oven almost unnecessary.
A built in microwave keeps everything within easy reach. Crockpot, induction cooker, and juicer/blender makes the perfect breakfast, quick lunch, or dinner ready when you are in the rapid pace world in which we live in.
The laminate counter wouldn’t stain, or yellow, and cleans in a flash. A laminate countertop will save you time and effort on cleanups after meals.
Change your unused basement into the ultimate computer Game room
For this, you may need to use all of your creativity and imagination.
On one wall, a large screen TV. In front of it, a comfortable area where your gamers can recline facing the screen.
LED Track lighting provides light where it’s needed and prevents glare on the screen.
A snack center in the back of the room supplies the cold beverages and tasty treats with a small Undercounter reefer and countertop to hold glasses and bowls for chips and dips.
Next, a little further back, a large sofa behind, for those who prefer sitting, while they play their favorite MMORPG games.
Now you will need your wiring skills as well as your jigsaw as you route cabling for audio headsets and game controller behind the sofa so each player can interact with the other players and control their avatar’s adventures and moves.
These games are mega-popular today games being played worldwide today, with the likes of World of WarCraft, CounterStrike, and of course the Candy Crush Saga.
Shelving along the walls, hold racks of the various games, videos, game machines, and the PCs needed for play. Internet and WIFI link round out the picture.
So no matter what type of online entertainment you enjoy. You can find it here.
DIY home improvement can be done simply and easy, if you take the time up front to plan it out first. Some simple hand tools, a jigsaw, and a little savvy on the new laminate materials now available is all you need.
You can create a dream recroom snack center, Gamers’ paradise, or revamp your kitchen, to become more modern and designed to work at the speed of life today. Doing so in a comfortable manner with everything, you want within easy reach.
Start Planning now before the spring thaw sets in and be ready to make your home more livable, beautiful, and enjoyable as well.