Inspiration For Your Next Home Improvement Project

Inspiration For Your Next Home Improvement Project


If you’re looking for your next home improvement project but can’t decide what to do first, maybe you need some inspiration! There’s lots of fun projects that can bring up the value of your home and add some extra flair. In this article, we will cover a few projects that can add some value and let you display your unique style throughout your home.


Create a statement wall

Creating a statement wall adds a focal point to any room. There are several different options to design a statement wall. You can utilize bold colors or a patterned wallpaper to round out the style of the room you choose. Board and batten is another style you can use that creates a classic and timeless look in any room of your home.


Establish an open floor plan

It’s easier than you think to create an open floor plan for your home. It’s as simple as knocking out a wall or two or opening up a doorway. This will create more space and improve the flow of your home. If you want to redo the way your home flows, simply create an open floor plan.


Add some natural light

Natural light improves mood and can positively affect your mental health. Creating natural light can be done by taking out an old window and installing floor to ceiling windows. If installing larger windows is too much of a hassle, you can always repaint a room that reflects the natural light. There are several colors such as a pastel yellow, lighter shades of blue, blush pinks, or lighter clear greens that will bring out the light in a room. 

 

Replace carpet with hardwood

Updating your flooring to hardwood is a pretty simple process and can even be done DIY. There are also options for saving money with cheaper materials that will still turn out great. Hardwood floors are much easier to maintain and clean than carpet and can add a timeless, modern feel to your home. 


Expand storage space

There are a couple of unique ways to add some extra storage space to your home. Floating shelves is a cheap and easy way to freshen up a blank wall or area of your home. If you’d rather combine a statement wall and storage options, you can build a wall bookcase. This can hold books, home decor, plants or whatever you choose. If you need more hidden storage space in your home, opt for building an under the stairs storage closet. These small spaces can be maximized to store as much or as little you need. 

 

Opt for a unique kitchen backsplash

Updating your kitchen’s look is as easy as a new backsplash. This project can be done DIY and is cheap and easy to execute. There are endless options for bold, colorful, simple, and unique styles of backsplash and really gives you a chance to let your style come through. 


Finish your basement

While this project may be more of an undertaking, it will be worth it. Having a finished basement increases the value of your home if you ever want to sell it. Your basement will also add more living space to do whatever you please. You can turn this space into another living room, game room, home office, theater, workout room, or children’s playroom. A finished basement is a valuable resource for any home. 


Convert the attic

This project will also require outside help and may not be able to be done DIY. While it is a larger project, creating this space to use in your home will benefit you in the long run. Attics are typically used for extra storage space but this area can be utilized for a home office, TV room, guest room, or kid’s playroom. You have the opportunity to create a beautiful small space within your home with a converted attic.


Update your bathroom

Updating your bathroom is a pretty broad idea as there are several things you can do. Adding a water saving shower head is an easy way to bring down your water bill while also having the option to add a unique and functional new shower head. If there are open spaces within your bathroom, adding shelving or seating can be a good way to fill the space. If you need more storage, you could opt for extra shelving and if you want a more decorated look, adding some chairs and/ or table can create a more put together look. If you want to update the look and feel of your bathroom, there are two good options. Adding a fresh coat of paint can change the whole feel of a room and pull it all together. If you are tired of the standard tiling most commonly added to bathrooms, it never hurts to choose a new unique tile and update the floors or shower floor. There are so many styles and colors to choose from for a new tile design. This project can be done DIY or you can hire professionals to take care of it for you.

 

Spruce up the stairs

One element that most homeowners overlook is the stairs. There is actually a lot that can be done to the stairs in your home. You can paint or add wallpaper to areas with exposed wood. There are endless possibilities to what you can do with paint or a fresh looking wallpaper. If you want to go for a more classic look, adding a runner rug down the center of your stairs is a great option. This simple, DIY project gives you the ability to be creative with your style.


Build a deck

A deck addition will not only add value to your home but valuable outdoor living space. Your deck can be a dedicated grill space or a relaxing area to unwind at the end of the day. There are endless ways to style your outdoor space so the sky's the limit. This project can be done DIY but it may be easier to hire someone to execute the building part of the endeavor. 

 

Create privacy with a fence

Privacy is a major plus with outdoor spaces. Adding a privacy fence can create a focal point for your backyard as well as another place to let your style show through. You can add plants, lighting, outdoor decor and more. This is another project that can be done both DIY or by a professional.