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This Old House - Do-it-Yourself

Quick Fixes for Your Home That Work

Written by Posted On Tuesday, 10 September 2019 23:20

With many people becoming more budget-conscious they are looking for ways to fix up their home themselves. Hiring a handyman or contractor can be expensive so DIY projects are on the up. There are many ways you can fix up your home without having to spend hundreds of dollars. Simple things like swapping linen into different rooms and changing furniture around are all greats ways to create a fresh new look.

This shortlist gives some tips on updating, refreshing and fixing common problems in three of the areas you are likely to use the most, the kitchen, the bathroom, and the garden. Next time you have a project that needs completing try researching how to do it yourself and give it a go.

In the Kitchen

You want your kitchen to be the heart of your home, a warm and welcoming place where you can spend time with the family and prepare delicious meals. Sometimes an old kitchen needs a bit of a fix or some new inspiration.

Some really easy and cheap ways to fix up your kitchen on a budget are to change over the handles and knobs on the cupboards, add extra decoration to tables and sides such as flowers and pictures and add a rug to the floor to introduce a splash of color or pattern. If you want to spend a few more dollars you could look to update the backsplash or update countertops and cupboard doors.

In the Bathroom

Dripping taps and showers are a common annoyance in many people’s homes. Usually, these can be fixed by replacing some of the old rubber parts that have worn over time. If you do decide to tackle the job yourself make sure to turn off the water first.

Aside from fixing an annoying drip, if you want to fix up your bathroom some budget-friendly ways to do so include refinishing the silicone around the bathtub and sinks and installing faux candles to induce a feeling of calm and relaxation.

In the Garden

Bad weather conditions, pets and children playing outside are all common causes of broken items in the garden. One tip that you can use to fix almost anything, including wood, stone and some metal items is to use a special type of glue to stick it back together. Try a fast bond adhesive the next time you need to do a repair job and you’ll have that ornament fixed and back in place in no time at all.

Another quick fix you could try in your garden is to install artificial grass. It requires very little maintenance and looks great all your round. You can even find types of fake grass that are suitable for pets and children too.

Around the Home

Small DIY jobs around the home tend to be fairly easy and once you have done them a few times you will know what you’re doing if it happens again. With more practice, you will be able to take on bigger jobs and save yourself hundreds of dollars by not having to get a contractor in to do it for you.

Listing Additional Info

  • State: Alabama
  • Address: 1231 Highland Ave., Ste. 106 #247
  • City: Rancho Cucamonga
  • Zipcode: 91739
  • SOLD: no
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