25 DIY Ideas for Your Home Improvement Checklist


Feeling the desire to update your home? Want the pride of making the improvements all by yourself? This checklist of the top 25 DIY remodeling ideas will fulfill all of your fixer upper desires! 

  1. Add a DIY chandelier in your mudroom or laundry room.
  2. Transform a closet into an office by unhinging the door and trading the hanging rods for shelves. DIY
  3. Build and fill up window boxes for a stronger curb appeal.
  4. Impress your guests with a chic new doorbell. DIY
  5. Install dimmer switches in your kitchen and dining room.
  6. Use a ladder as a bath-towel rack. DIY
  7. Add a stained-glass window in your bathroom.
  8. Build a wall-mount bedside table. diy
  9. Add a spice rack underneath your cabinets to keep your counters clear.DIY
  10. Stick a thin heater under your granite countertop overhang for elegance and warmth.
  11. Paint your kitchen cabinets to a bright color.
  12. Add frames around your bathroom mirrors.
  13. Replace boring beige switch covers with something more decorative. 
  14. Spray paint outdated brass door handles.
  15. Create an upholstered headboard for your master bedroom.
  16. Make a modern stone fire pit for your patio.
  17. Add pendant lighting above your kitchen island.
  18. Cut, seal & install butcherblock countertops (with an undermount sink) See how. 
  19. Make a DIY towel rack from pallet wood. 
  20. Replace your showerhead and faucets.
  21. Spruce up your mudroom with shoe shelves. 
  22. Paint a new color or design on your ceiling.
  23. Add more greenery around your home by recycling old containers.
  24. Try a peel-and-stick backsplash kit.
  25. Make a kitchen island from a dresser. Click here to see how.

Feeling inspired? Here are 8 design tips we learned from Shea McGee on Dream Home Makeover.


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