How to Renovate Key Areas of Your Home Yourself

If you’ve just moved into a property or you’re a long-term homeowner, your abode should be the one place on earth where you feel the most relaxed.  From time to time, your home may need some renovation work done. If you’re on a budget, hiring a contractor may eat into your savings.  With that in mind, here are a few ways to renovate key areas of your home yourself.


Whether it’s your living room, dining area, kitchen or bedroom, adding your own personalised touch can make all the difference. If your walls are looking a little tired, why not add a lick of paint yourself? Instead of having to hire outside help which can become costly (depending on the size of your home and the number of rooms), doing the painting yourself can be a cost-effective way of renovating your home without breaking the bank.

Do Up Your Front Door 

First impressions count, so no matter who walks through the door, you will want guests to feel welcome from the get-go. If your front door has seen better days, it may be time to get a new one. Finding, purchasing, and fitting a door yourself can be straightforward (as long as you know what you’re doing!). If you’re on a budget, however, why not update your front door instead? A bit of paint can certainly do the trick.

Replace Kitchen Cabinets 

Kitchens tend to be the heart of the home. If you’re an avid cook, you will want to make sure your appliances and cabinets are kept in good condition. You may want to consider using companies like Cabinet Doors ‘N’ More who have a range of replacement cabinet doors, drawer fronts, and drawer boxes. Even replacing the handles can make a big difference to the overall look and feel of your kitchen. Before you go about replacing your handles, make sure you consider the color scheme of your kitchen to ensure they fit in perfectly.

Replace Switches and Outlets 

While it may not be the most glamorous of home renovations, replacing your discoloured and old switches and covers, swapping them for upgraded versions will help to bring your property into this century, giving you power options and lighting that you’ve never had before. Whether you pick a dimming switch or an outlet that has a built-in USB charger, wiring switches safely can be done by practically anyone!

Before you begin any renovation work on your property, make sure to look around your home at key areas such as the living room, dining area, kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom. Making small changes can go a long way, helping to give your home the makeover it deserves. What’s more, you won’t have to worry about paying out large contractor fees. Whether it be replacing your kitchen cabinets, replacing switches and outlets, doing up your front door, or simply adding a lick of paint, these are just a few DIY projects that you can do yourself.

Guest post by Alec Neufeld

Author: Alec Neufeld is a retired builder, now freelance writer and part-time general fix it man. He has strong opinions on the use of alternate energy and is also an avid sports enthusiast.

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