10 Home Renovations You Can Do Yourself

Posted on July 27, 2016 in Home Improvement


At P.J. Fitzpatrick, we love helping homeowners in the Delaware Valley improve their home with a new roof, new bathroom, new siding, and more. However, we know there are a lot of DIY-ers out there who love tackling their own projects. Our home improvement company has put together a list of 10 home renovations that (with a little time and patience) you can do yourself:

Update Your Cabinets

Sometimes all your kitchen need is a fresh update, and cabinets are a great place to start. You don’t need to completely replace your cabinets to give them a new look; try sanding them down and re-staining them, adding new hardware, or even painting them a bold color to add a unique touch.

Design an Entryway

Your outside entryway is the first thing your visitors see, so why not make it as welcoming as possible? Incorporate design elements like planters, unique lighting fixtures, hanging plants, a bench or swing, chairs, or other pieces that make a warm statement.

Replace Your Bathroom Fixtures

Believe it or not, bathroom fixtures can become outdated pretty quickly. But lucky for you, they’re easy to replace. Consider installing a new shower head and faucet to update the look of your bathroom. You can even replace your toilet, if you’re up to it. (Follow our How to Install a Toilet DIY)

Add a Patio

If your home doesn’t already have a patio or other outdoor living space, adding one is fairly simple and it can improve both the value of your home and its curb appeal. Talk to an expert at your local home improvement store about how to get started and consider using bricks or pavers for longevity and versatility.

Install Molding

Looking to add a touch of elegance to your home? Install some crown molding in your living room, dining room, or great room. Choose a timeless design and a color that complements your walls for best results. You can also get creative and use molding as a way to add frames or shapes to your walls.

Get Creative with Lighting

Do you have boring, basic lighting fixtures throughout your home? Many homeowners don’t realize how much of a design element lighting can be, so do some research and make some updates. Consider track lighting, spot lighting, chandeliers, recessed lighting, and more for the right look.

Incorporate Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans are not only a great way to save energy (you can use them to both keep cool and warm!), but they can also add an element of design. Plus, they’re easy enough to install yourself. Choose fans that are bold, beautiful, elegant, and more to spruce up any room.

Add a Backsplash

Sometimes a kitchen update can be as simple as adding a backsplash for a stylish update. With material choices like stone, ceramic, marble, glass, metal, and more, the possibilities are endless.

Replace Your Interior Doors

When it comes to design, your interior doors play a larger role than you may think. If it’s been awhile since you’ve replaced your interior doors, consider doing so to add creativity, muffle noises, improve energy efficiency, and more. And if you don’t feel like doing it yourself, our home improvement company would be happy to help!

Update Your Flooring

Whether it’s your kitchen floor, dining room floor, bathroom floor, or another area, a new flooring installation can help refresh any room and increase your home value. Plus, today’s flooring options are nearly endless, from tile that looks like hardwood to vinyl that looks like stone and more.

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