If you’re anything like Eddy Andrews, when you walk into your home and see something that could be better, your first instinct is to figure out how to make it better. Some people veer towards hiring a professional – and that’s fine! You can always hire someone to do an upgrade for you if you don’t have the time or patience for DIY projects. But what about all those small projects that don’t necessarily require a pro? Here are Eddy Andrews top five DIY projects you can start today:
Install your own backsplash
A backsplash is a decorative tile that goes behind your kitchen sink and countertops. But don’t let its name fool you—it can be used in any room of your home that needs personality—bathrooms, laundry rooms and even hallways.
The first step to installing your own backsplash is picking out what kind of tile you want to use. You can buy it at hardware stores or home improvement stores, and they usually carry different types so ask around before buying anything too expensive!
Give your cabinets a facelift
Eddy Andrews believes that one of the quick and easy ways to update your kitchen or bathroom is by changing the hardware on your cabinets. You could buy new handles and nobs to replace the old ones and even give cabinet doors and drawers a paint to match your new hardware.
Make a decorative picture and mirror frame
When you have a picture or mirror to frame, you can use wood of your choice. The most common wood types are hardwood and softwood. Hardwoods are dense and durable while softwoods are lightweight and flexible.
Give a room a fresh coat of paint
A fresh coat of paint is a great way to give a room a new feeling, or even get rid of that “old” look if you’re trying to sell your house. However, it’s important to use the right tools and materials for this project.
Eddy Andrews always makes sure he uses a quality paint brush. Make sure it’s clean before you start painting! You don’t want any dirt or dust falling into your freshly-painted walls/ceiling/trim. When it comes to rollers, get one with an extension pole—it’ll be much easier to reach those high places without having to climb up on ladders.
Install new bathroom fixtures
If you’re ready to do a little DIY and give your bathroom some much-needed attention, here is one of Eddy Andrews’ favourite and easiest ideas. Something as simple as replacing your old, outdated tap fixture can make a big difference to the overall appearance of your bathroom. There are hundreds of styles and types available at local hardware stores – these days you can even get them delivered straight to your door!
So, you want to do some DIY projects but are a little intimidated by the thought of tackling it yourself? Don’t be! You can learn anything from the vast number of DIY blogs and YouTube channels online. Eddy Andrews says there is no better way to build your own confidence than getting started with some simple projects.
Taking on DIY projects allows us as individuals to have some much needed me time where we can get out of our own heads and enjoy ourselves without worrying about anything else.
You can do it! You just have to give it a try. If you want to make sure you don’t mess up the bigger home improvement projects, get in contact with Eddy Andrews today.