The DIY – or “do it yourself” – mentality is here to stay. When it comes to updating your home, DIY projects continue to be one of the most popular home improvement trends for 2019.

First time home buyers are opting for new house construction because of the modern amenities. DIY projects allow these home buyers to personalize the space and make it their own.

Even if you are a new DIY home builder, there are lots of great projects that you can tackle. DIY home upgrades don’t have to be difficult in order to make a big impact.

If you are moving into a trendy neighborhood, you want your home to be the envy of the block. You also want to make sure that it represents your personality.

Below, we’re sharing five DIY projects that will make your new home well worth the average cost to build a house. Read on!

1. Upgrade Your Paint Color

Upgrade Your Paint Color
Changing a coat of paint may sounds simple, but it is one of those house upgrades that can have a huge impact. When it comes to new house construction, paint can go a log way in making the space feel personal.

The right paint color can also change the way a room feels by making it seem bigger or cozier. If you don’t want to commit to painting every wall, pick an accent wall in each room to transform.

2. Hook It Up

Wall-mounted hooks are easy to install, and can make a big difference in any room. When you’ve just bought a great house in a trendy neighborhood like Thomas Circle, the last thing you want is to have a mess everywhere.

Wall-mounted hooks are perfect for everything from towels to coats to pet leaches and reusable bags. They’ll keep the clutter off your other surfaces as well.

3. Change Out the Lights

Change Out the Lights
You probably know how to change a light bulb. If you want to take your DIY skills to the next level, you should learn how to change a light fixture. The right light fixture can pull the entire room together.

If you have a more modern style, for example, you should consider track lighting instead of a traditional hanging fixture. If you like something more glamorous, look for a vintage chandelier that you can install yourself.

4. Transform Your Cabinets

The kitchen is the heart of any home. It also is that space that can make you say, “How much money did the room make?” when you go to resell.

To upgrade your kitchen without spending a lot of money, simply transform the cabinets into open shelving. Take off the doors and hinges, and paint the interior. It’s an instant storage upgrade.
Transform Your Cabinets

5. Swap out Your Hardware

One of the easiest ways to personalize your home is with new hardware. Swapping out the hardware on your cabinets and drawers and upgrading your doorknobs will make your entire home feel completely different.

It’s an easy fix, so there’s no limit to the amount of times you can change things up, no matter how long you live in your home.

Want More Ideas on Becoming a DIY Home Builder?

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DIY projects can make a house feel like a home. If you want to become a DIY home builder, you can start small with simple upgrades and scale up to larger projects.

For more ideas on upgrading your bedroom, bathroom, living room, or any other room in your house, please browse the right section on our blog!