Look around your home. Do you feel like some things need to be changed or improved? Maybe you have been meaning to renovate your kitchen sink or change the light fixture in the living room. Whatever it is, a single Google search can lead you to many beginner home improvement projects and tutorials.
However… You search the internet for some DIY projects for a new home, but the thing is, do you have the skills to do them? Don’t worry, you are not alone. Here is what matters: your willingness to learn. After all, nobody was born professional. Everyone was once a novice, and that includes you and me.
So if you are worried about not knowing how to get underway these DIY home projects for beginners, we will start with some that do not require expert knowledge and skills. Are you ready? Let’s begin.
Beginner Home Improvement Projects
Some beginner home improvement projects include painting a wall, improving your light fixtures, add some more shelving, and more.
1. Paint a Wall
Let’s start with simple DIY projects for beginners: painting some walls that need a new layer of colour. However, it is a mistake to think that anyone can do a great job (well, it depends on your idea of ‘great’). If you are a beginner in this field, choose a wall that does not demand perfection, like the walls of your garage or a storage room. Practice makes perfect, so it will only be a matter of time before you become an expert!
2. Improve Your Light Fixtures
Before you get all the nerves (which is valid) for doing some electrical work, know that light work is one of the easy do it yourself house projects that even beginners can complete to bring new light to their living room, bathroom or kitchen. To be safe and avoid getting shocked, all you need to do is turn the power off at both the electrical panel and switch. Read the manual that comes with the light fixture to wire it up. If, however, your house has substandard wiring, you could use some help from a qualified electrician.
3. Make Some Shelves
Measuring and cutting are basic carpentry skills. Need some closet or book shelving? Take this opportunity to do it your own way! Simply choose the material to use - whether wooden or wire type - and start to measure twice and cut once. This project is not only useful but very affordable as well.
4. Build a Wooden Bench
Having a wooden bench in your garden at home can never go wrong. Building one does not require much money and time, but you need to have a circular saw, the most versatile DIY tool, and a tape measure, a tool fundamental if you want to pursue DIY-ing simple home projects. Practice your skills in using these tools by building a wooden bench that could last a lifetime.
5. Mend Some Loose Bricks
This one is a great home improvement for beginners - you do some mud work without having to worry about making mistakes that could ruin the project. With a few trowel skills (don’t worry, doing is learning), you can try to repair some loose bricks around the house. With these skills, you can do other projects such as concrete, tile, and drywall works. Remember though that it looks easier than done. To start repairing some loose bricks, mix a batch of mortar and lay it on using a trowel.
6. Repair a Broken Gate
Ready for some more action? Try fixing your gate that has been broken for weeks now. The good thing about outdoor DIY projects for beginners is even if you make minor issues, they tend to be less noticeable compared to those done indoors. Aside from having a newly repaired gate after, you can also practice your skills in handling and using a level, hammer, and screwdriver.
7. Replace Old Windows
Seems like it is too difficult for a starter, right? Well, to be honest, a little. But if you have aluminum windows in a standard size, you will see that it is not so hard to pull the old ones and put the new ones for a simple home improvement or exterior home remodel project. Think about it: new windows plus the fact that you did the whole process! What a satisfying feeling it is!
Have you thought of the first DIY home improvement project you want to do? If not, consider these easy beginner home improvement projects to spruce up some areas of your home.