How to Save With Home DIY Projects

Published April 18th, 2022 by Rose Building Contractors, Inc.

Some people enjoy do-it-yourself home improvement projects, while others do them out of necessity or to save cash. Either way, it’s certainly possible to save money on a variety of home fix-ups — though, for large-scale efforts, you might want to call in a professional. If you need a hand with getting your home remodeled, often an outside perspective can be a game-changer. Rose Building Contractors can help you find innovative new ways to make the most of your living space.

Small-to-Medium Inside Fixes

Lots of minor indoor DIY projects can be done inexpensively, even over a weekend — for example, painting a room, steam-cleaning carpets or tiles, changing out decorative light fixtures, or installing curtains or blinds. You might also kick things up a bit by adding crown molding to a room, retiling a kitchen island or bathroom shower, installing a ceiling fan, or adding stone accents around your fireplace. And when it comes to revamping walls, peel and stick wallpaper is a fun solution. This type of wallpaper, which comes in a wide range of designs and color combos, can be removed and repositioned to your liking, and there’s no need for messy glue.

According to Home BNC, you can find a lot of great design tips online and through video tutorials. Some home improvement stores also offer free classes on common DIY projects, and then show you the specific products you’ll need. You can often rent tools from home improvement centers, which also helps keep your costs down.

Large Indoor Projects

If you have a bit of know-how, you could consider tackling larger indoor DIY projects. This might include refinishing kitchen cabinets, building custom shelving units and installing them, or epoxy-finishing your garage floors. If you’re especially skilled, you might be able to remove and replace flooring or add a full-tile backsplash and country sink to the kitchen. Installing sliding glass doors is another more significant DIY project, as are recreating rooms into home theaters or gyms.

Minor Outdoor Upgrades

A lot of small-scale typical outdoor maintenance can be considered DIY, like planting flowers, trimming shrubbery, or planting a garden. Installation of solar lights is another simple DIY, as is power-washing the house and sidewalk, building a sandbox, or assembling a storage shed.  Some upgraded projects to consider include installing a stone or paver walkway, building a fire pit, or putting together a wooden play structure or jungle gym. If a project requires building onto a structure, you may need permits, so check local zoning ordinances in advance.

Large-Scale Outdoor DIY

According to HGTV, some big outdoor DIY projects may require specialized training or even hiring an expert. For example, while you might be able to repave a driveway or recoat the decking around your pool, large projects like building a patio cover or deck, removing large trees, or siding your house should all be outsourced. 

You can save money by comparison-shopping services. For example, if you need to install fencing, search online for licensed general contractors in your area; read reviews, and outline your specific needs when asking for a written estimate. Don’t forget to ask about seasonal deals and promotions.

Do-it-yourself projects can be personally rewarding, not to mention a good way to save money. Just use caution when tackling a large project or one that requires multiple people or specialized tools and materials. In particular, you’ll want to use caution with any DIY that involves electricity or plumbing or foundational or structural alterations. 

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