Are you thinking of renovating your home but don’t know where to start? The process of home improvement can be overwhelming if you don’t know what exactly you should do first. It’s hard to imagine the finished look before you even begin. Here are a few home improvement projects for you to tackle that will help you envision the end result.
- Bathroom Boost
The best piece of advice someone can offer you for home renovating is to start with the bathroom first. Bathrooms are tucked back away from the main rooms you use in your home, and are the perfect place to start. Remember to keep a guest bathroom ready to use during this renovation period.
The first step is to decide what stays and what goes. Need a new tub, toilet or sink? Start with the bigger projects and work your way down to the small details.
Once you have the main appliances, consider DIY upgrades to make your bathroom beautiful. Now you can focus on painting the walls and bringing the room together with décor. Stick to cool or natural colors for a more relaxing feel to your bathroom. Picture blues, whites and grays to easily make you feel cleansed after every shower.
- Cabinet Re-Create
A big focal point in your kitchen are your cabinets. They attract the eye whether they’re gaudy or great. If you’re renovating your kitchen, start with a kitchen cabinet upgrade. Look at the design behind kitchen cabinets for inspiration. It will help you decide if you want stained wood, sheer glass or no doors on your cabinets at all.
Re-doing your kitchen cabinets is an easy process for a kitchen renovation because you can get the big project out of the way. If you have to tear down cabinets and re-install them, you’ll want to do this first so if the walls are damaged, or something breaks, you don’t have to fix it twice. You can simply finish all the other details of the kitchen after the cabinets are done.
- Kitchen Backsplash Spruce
The backsplash of your kitchen is a detail that comes after you’ve finished your cabinets or changed the counter tops. This is an easy DIY project to give your kitchen the amazing upgrade it needs. To give yourself inspiration, check out gorgeous kitchen backsplashes and see if any catch your eye.
Take a stroll through your local hardware store to see what tiles they offer for a backsplash. You can even bring samples home with you to help you decide and get a better idea of what it will look like when it’s all finished.
Make sure your tile design goes with the look of your home. If you have a rustic home, keep the backsplash simple and chic. For a more modern look, go with a marble-like tile to give your kitchen fancy detail.
- Garage Door Upgrade
Get some fresh air and give the outside of your home a little sprucing up. A new garage door will give the outside of your home a nice upgrade in just a little change. If you’re not sure what type of garage door will go with your home, look into a garage door imagination system. You can upload a picture of your garage and virtually see what different doors will look like.
Home improvements aren’t just about the inside. Upgrading your garage door will add to the curb appeal of your home. It may even help you decide if you want to upgrade other features of your home such as landscape, the siding, or even a new roof.
- Paint Party
Painting any wall in your home should come after upgrading appliances and remodeling the details of the room, but before you upgrade your floors. If you know that you’re going to install new hardwood floors or brand new carpet, leave the old floors the way they are while you paint. You won’t have to worry about dripping paint and ruining your nice new floors.
Hard question. How do you pick the perfect paint color? There are a lot of things to consider when picking the paint for your room. How do you want the room to look and feel? The color of a room can actually create a mood. Soft colors such as blues and neutral colors create a relaxing feel. Bright colors like reds or yellows will give a room more energy.
- Flip Floors
The last project you want to tackle in any room are the floors. Once you have everything finished such as paint, new cabinets, or even a new tub depending upon the room, then you can take on a flooring project.
There are so many options for hardwood flooring for your home that it can be hard to choose. Think about what type of wood you want, how durable you need it to be and what the installation process would be. A durable hardwood floor is easy to keep clean and looks great in any home.
Don’t let home renovation projects overwhelm you. Start with the big details and work your way down. Start with a vision and go from there. You’ll have a nice, newly renovated home in no time.
Kacey is a lifestyle blogger for The Drifter Collective, an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Kacey graduated with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. She has been able to fully embrace herself with the knowledge of nature, the power of exploring other locations and cultures, all while portraying her love for the world around her through her visually pleasing, culturally embracing and inspiring posts.