If you’re a homeowner, then you would surely like to have a better house with improved functionality. The home improvement projects are exactly for this purpose – to make sure that your house can use all the available space for offering you exactly what you need, while still keeping the welcoming and cozy touch.
It’s not impossible, and if you have some money, there are plenty of projects that you could try and improve your house. Here are some DIY home improvement projects that you could work in different areas of the house.
Changing the Curtain Rods
Every room that you have in the house has curtains, and most of the times, especially if the house is old; the rods for those curtains are also old and not so good looking anymore. You have two possibilities here – you can refurbish the ones that you have (if they are made of wood) or you can buy new ones and change them.
If you choose to restore them, you need to take them down and sand them. This procedure will clean the old cracked paint that they have on them, allowing you to stain them into a new color and then varnish them. It can take you one or two days, depending on how many you have.
If you want to bring a new touch to your house, you could change those easily. There are plenty of models for curtain rods and curtains finials that you can choose from, and they are also easy to install.
You always need shelves around the house, as these help you in storing different items. You can use them in every room of the house, from the living room to the bedroom, because you will always find something to put there.
You can go to any local store that has home improvement and construction materials, and you will be able to choose from plenty of options. However, before going there, you need to know the dimensions for your shelves – take the right measures and also think about the color. When you get to the store, all you’ll have to do is make the appropriate choice.
You’ll also need to buy shelves supports, and there are also plenty of options to choose from when you think about them. Hidden or in plain view, you’ll be able to choose supports in the same color as the shelves or in contrasting colors.
Painting the Doors
If you have old wooden doors that have cracked paint on them, you can refurbish them quickly. You’re going to need all the materials before you start this project – sandpaper (or a sand machine, if it’s possible), stain, soft cloth, and varnish.
You’ll need to take the doors outside as this is a project that could be messy and you can’t do it inside. Take one door at a time and sand it properly. Where you can’t use the sand-machine, use the sandpaper and make sure that all the old paint is removed. You also need to remove any possible debris from the door, once you’ve finished sanding it, because the surface needs to remain clean and free of dust.
After this, dip the cloth in stain and start on the door. You can stain the wood of the door until you get the color that you want – one layer should be a light tone, while several layers will darken the color. Of course, it all depends on the type of wood that was used for the door.
Let the stain dry overnight and the next day you can varnish the door – you’ll have to leave it for drying for at least 12 hours, but you’ll get a new shiny door.