Easy DIY Projects for Your SWFL Home
When you buy a house, especially if it’s your first one, chances are you’ve been eyeing its little flaws and imagining how you can improve them. Even if nothing is actually broken, there is almost always something that can be improved, even if it’s something as small as replacing the outdated light fixtures.
However, many of us are not exactly Bob Vila when it comes to home improvement. If this is you, never fear! There are plenty of easy DIY projects that will go a long way toward sprucing up your new home.
- Paint the Cabinets
Giving your cabinets a facelift can make a tremendous difference in your kitchen or bathroom, and it’s not nearly as difficult as it looks! The key is careful preparation. Use wood putty to fill in any chips or gaps, sand the doors and frames for better adhesion, and let each coat of primer and paint dry for at least 24 hours before applying the next coat. Once the painting is done, you can add new hardware for an even bigger improvement.
- Add Chalkboard Paint
One of the latest trends is using special paint to transform your walls into chalkboards! Of course you don’t want to do this to your entire house, but it’s very useful to have a bit of chalkboard in the kitchen for grocery lists, or in the kids’ bedrooms for fun art projects. Imagine being able to let your kids draw on the walls!
- Replace the Light Fixtures
Are you tired of that ugly chandelier in the dining room, or ready to get rid of the ancient ceiling fan in the living room? Replacing those fixtures is easier than you might think. The light boxes in the ceiling are universal and will use the same three wires each time (with a fourth wire for ceiling fans). Just be sure to turn off the power to the fixture you’re replacing and have someone there to pass you screwdrivers and parts, and you’ll be amazed at how straightforward it is.
- Add Frames to the Mirrors
Does your home have plain, builder-grade mirrors in the bathrooms? Even though they’re perfectly functional as they are, adding a simple frame will make the room seem much more polished and pulled together. If you have a few spare boards on hand and can cut a 45-degree angle, this is a simple project you can do in an afternoon. Measure twice, cut once, and add some paint, and you’ll find that this small addition makes a big difference.
Ready to Fix Up Your Own SWFL House? Call the Link Team Today
If you’re ready to jump into the world of home ownership in SWFL, the Link Team is here to help. With over twenty years of experience in Naples, Fort Myers, Estero, and Bonita Springs, we can help you find just the home you want. You can get in touch through our website or call (239) 357-5058.