When you purchased your home, you hopefully budgeted to include home repairs and upgrades. You can call a professional when you need something fixed, but some tasks are just as simple to tackle on your own. You’ll save money and update your home with these easy DIY home improvement projects.

DIY Home Improvement: Paint a Room

Painting a room is a great way to boost your home’s value and freshen up the interior. Depending on the size of the room, this is a project you can complete in a few hours or a couple of days. For this project, it’s smart to invest in quality paints, brushes, and rollers for the best outcome. Move furniture to the center of the space and cover it with tarps. Prep the walls by cleaning them and mask the trim that you’re not planning to paint. A new interior paint color can transform a room.

Fix a Dripping Faucet

A leaking faucet is annoying and wastes water. Fixing your faucet is a simple project that helps you become familiar with home plumbing. Most fixtures are easy to take apart and reassemble so you can handle the task with confidence.

Update Bathroom Cabinets

If your bathroom looks dated, take a weekend to improve the cabinets. Cabinets take up a lot of space in small bathrooms, so painting or staining them will change the look of the whole room. When your cabinets are dry, add new handles for a finishing touch.

Install a Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat will let you automate the temperature inside the house throughout the day. By scheduling the thermostat to automatically change the temperature, you’ll be more comfortable and save money on your power bill. A new thermostat is inexpensive and easy to install.

DIY Home Improvement Projects

Making your own updates will help boost property value and pride in your home. There will always be projects that you’ll need to call a professional for, but plenty of home improvements are easy to handle on your own. Choose a project or two and make plans to get to work this weekend.

Veterans First Home Inspections offers inspection services to customers in the Washington, DC area. Contact us to request an appointment.