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Home Improvement Ideas: DIY Projects and How-To’s For Your Home

Your home is your sanctuary and it’s only natural that you want it to look good. Even if you’re not committing every weekend to home re-decorating projects, you likely have a mental wish list of home improvements you’d like to tackle when you have the time and money. Maybe you dream of upgrading your bedroom or finally painting your walls with that colour you’ve been eyeballing on Pantone for years.

Fortunately, you don’t have to win the lottery to realise your home’s potential. Decorating your home can be crazy expensive but it doesn’t have to be with these DIY home projects.

Building a new desk for less

DIY projects are satisfying because you have the ability to create what you want in exactly the way you want it. Building your own desk certainly provides that same level of satisfaction.

During the planning stage, make sure that the desk you’re going to build will be comfortable and ideal for your height. Determine how tall it should be in relation to your height and comfort level before building it.

Aside from the wood, you would also need to gather construction hardware supplies such as multipurpose screws, wood glue and paint. Once you have all of the tools, you can begin building your desk. If you want to make things easier, have the wood cut to your requirements at your local home improvement store. All you have to do afterwards is assemble the pieces in the configuration that you want.

Make your own terrariums

Terrarium beside the windowWith interiors, a little greenery goes a long way. If you want to test out your green thumb but don’t have enough space to do so, you can experiment with a DIY terrarium. These mini tabletop gardens are not only enjoyable to create but they’re also a fantastic way to perk up your home. In addition, the terrariums will be good for you and your family as indoor plants help improve the air quality of a space.

To make your own terrarium, you will need a glass vessel, plants, gardening tools, pebbles, activated charcoal, stones and potting soil. Select plants that are small enough to fit in your glass vessel and will do well with humidity. The stones and pebbles go first followed by the activated charcoal, potting soil, plants and another layer of pebbles. Once your terrarium is complete, make sure to display it in an area that receives indirect sunlight and to lightly water the base every two weeks.

Have fun with chalk

Chalkboard paint is an inexpensive, easy and fun way to add function and personality to your kitchen. For instance, a cabinet or a wall with a chalkboard surface is useful for writing down grocery lists or recipes. You can also use them for notes, reminders, schedules and messages or you can let the kids draw on them while you’re cooking.

If you want to decorate other furniture pieces such as dressers and bookshelves, base-coat them with chalkboard paint. After the paint dries, you can cut out patterns from silkscreens and place them on the surfaces.

Everybody wants to have a beautifully decorated home with touches of their personal style. When you want to add a bit of flair to your home, don’t be afraid to experiment with DIY projects! Adding those personal touches to your décor will transform your home into a space that truly feels like your own.

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