Do you need to make some improvements around the house, but don’t think you have the funds to do so? Renovations and home repairs can be costly, but it is possible to also do some cool things on the cheap.
Below you’ll find some tutorials that will help you finish projects that will update, improve, and maintain your home on a budget.
And the best part is they’re quick projects that are perfect for the weekend while also being easy on the budget.
1. Give an old door new life
Clever use of an old door, wooden crates, bead board, wooden planks, and paint, provided this homeowner with a beautiful, farmhouse style bench for her kitchen. Here’s the full, easy to follow tutorial if you’d like to make something similar.
2. Painted linoleum flooring
It’s hard to believe that the floor in this image is the result of paint over linoleum! Check out the full tutorial here.
3. Peel ‘n’ stick faux shiplap backsplash
In this example, the homeowner created a faux shiplap backsplash using simple adhesive flooring for an inexpensive update.
There is no need for major carpentry or woodworking skills, and you will not even need a tile cutter. This tutorial is perfect if you’d like the look of a tile backsplash, but can’t lay tile yourself or can’t afford to have a professional do it.
4. Update your bathroom cabinets
If you have cabinets in your bathroom or kitchen that look like 80’s faux oak, here is a special DIY for you!
If you’re looking for a high impact DIY project for the bathroom, one that is easy to do but well worth your time and money, check out this step by step tutorial for a bathroom cabinet makeover.
Using this technique, old cabinets will look like new! This project will definitely get you on your way to the DIY bathroom you have always wanted.
5. DIY window trim
This easy DIY window trim does not require any fancy tools or hardware.
This step-by-step tutorial will show you that installing a window frame yourself is totally doable. DIY home improvement does not get much better than this, save money while getting something that looks great.
6. Former dresser gets new life as a kitchen island
This is an amazing option for a DIY kitchen island!
Take an old dresser, add a wooden platform complete with rollers underneath, some paint and suddenly, you’ve got a kitchen island that you can match perfectly to your existing kitchen.
7. DIY pallet wall
Pallets are the most useful item in any DIY repurposed project.
If you crave the look of farmhouse country chic, pallet wood can help you get that look without breaking the bank. Check out this easy and cheap DIY pallet wall tutorial to create a beautiful, rustic plank wall for your home.
Whether it’s kitchen decor ideas, bathroom updates or cheap living room and/or bedroom updates, these clever DIY projects are sure to spark your imagination.
Which one will you do first?