If the summer holidays means having a bit too much time on your hands, tackling a relatively easy DIY project can be a way to achieve a quick home renovation.
By definition, to renovate is to refresh, reinvigorate or restore. As such, the spectrum is huge when it comes to applying this term to property, and can include anything and everything from a fresh coat of paint to a brand new kitchen.
In 2021 alone, one in three Australians undertook a home renovation, with an average spend of $26,000 per project. However, not everyone has that kind of cash just lying around, the spare time to invest in such an endeavour, or the experience or confidence required to do so. Thankfully, the good news is that there are plenty of relatively easy ways to still give sections of your home a facelift.
Five Easy DIY Home Renovation Ideas To Try
It goes without saying that many Australians have spent a lot of time at home this year. As such, it’s not uncommon to notice little things about your property that could use a few tweaks, while for others it’s more a case of “new year, new home”. Whatever your motivation is, getting started with even a minor home renovation project can feel a bit daunting if you don’t have a lot of experience or funds under your belt.
However, with new and innovative technologies, means streamlining once difficult tasks. Popular television shows such as “The Block” have shown Australians just how easy – or difficult – it can be to breathe new life into the interiors of a property, with some more up to the challenge than others. If it’s your first time dipping your toe into the home renovation pool, here are a few of the easier DIY projects to help you get started and build your confidence up.
New Coats Of Paint – While not exactly an inside secret, a fresh coat of paint is one of the most cost effective ways to start when renovating as a rookie. For the ultra creative, consider repainting your kitchen cabinets in a new hue that tickles your fancy while you’re on the job as a means to give the heart of your home a whole new lease on life.
Build A Fire Pit – There’s nothing better than kicking back over a backyard fire during winter, but the primary appeal of a firepit is that they are designed to contain fire and prevent it from spreading. As such, building one yourself at home is relatively straightforward, as homeowners can use stone, brick, metal or even upcycled treasures like an old truck rim.
Redo Kitchen Splashback – The purpose of a kitchen splashback is primarily to protect the walls behind kitchen surfaces. While they can visually resemble something like a feature wall in your kitchen, splashbacks are also useful behind microwaves or worktop ovens, as they prevent steam and heat from damaging the wall. Although, you must check that the materials selected for your splashback are suitable for high heat especially when used behind a gas hob.
Outdoor Bathroom – Although you may need to double check the rules for greywater with your local council, installing an outdoor bathroom is a relatively easy option to bring a whole new vibe to your backyard. For the thrifty renovator, grab yourself an old bathtub, a few pipe fittings, and you’re already on your way to having an outdoor oasis.
Floating Floors – Many people underestimate how much influence a new floor can have on the overall look and feel of a home. While it’s quite the task in terms of the space to cover, technology has made floating floors like vinyl plank, laminate, and a wide range of hybrid flooring easier than ever to install as a savvy DIY renovator.
Upgrade Your Tapware – Regardless of whether it’s for your bathroom or kitchen, giving your home’s tapware a refresh is a great way to help modernise a room or give it a subtle new look. Some prefer the trending matte black options, while others prefer a more classic copper or brass, but either way, it’s an easier home renovation fix than you might think.
While upcycling materials is a great way to keep your cash in your pocket if you’re renovating as a beginner on a budget, sometimes purchasing new building materials is simply unavoidable. However, make sure that you opt for products that are best suited to your individual needs and matches in with the overall look and feel of your home. When in doubt, it’s always worth speaking to the professionals – but where do you find them?
Chat Home Renovation Ideas With The Professionals
While your options for renovating on a budget are almost limitless, selecting the right type of flooring for your home renovation certainly isn’t an easy feat. With each space, comes a different preference or priority: are you chasing style, functionality, or simply want the most bang for your buck?
In operation for over 25 years, at Tile Wizards we pride ourselves on getting you more – for less. We pioneered the warehouse format, and our stores are purposefully designed to make your selection easier, and ultimately offer our customers quality, price and the right advice.
While we specialise in options for tiles, carpets, timber and a wide variety of hybrid flooring materials, our services have just expanded even more. For customers who reside locally in Bokarina, Springwood and Para Hills, Tile Wizards have now introduced a range of vanities and tapware products in store, making it easier than ever to start conquering DIY projects at home.
Even if you are just after some honest and friendly advice – please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Tile Wizards today for a free quote. We’re able to work with you in order to bring your dream flooring solution to life.