Best DIY Affordable Home Improvement Ideas

Last Updated on November 3, 2021 by Kravelv

Just like you, your house needs some change as well to look better and provide you with a more relaxing environment. After a tiring day at work, all you think about is heading home, relax your mind, and how you will manage the next day. The relaxing part all depends upon your house. Instead of leaving it on its own for a couple of years, make a few changes on a monthly or bimonthly basis. It will help you in keeping it up to date, and you can enjoy many different colors of your house too.

Several people think of making changes to their house, but there is one thing that stops them from doing so. You call it to budget, and the cost is everything people are scared of when they plan to renovate. It is a legend that renovating or updating the house needs a lot of money, and you might have to use your savings too. You do not have to improve your house at once. You can break the plan over months and still get an amazingly renovated home within months. Moreover, several ideas can help you cut the cost as well.

Why should you rely on professionals for everything? You can be creative and step into the world of DIYs to improve your house. Begin with planning the home design, collect ideas, use your brain, and be as innovative as you can. Now, spread the plan over a few months. For example, you can choose one month to decorate the living room or bedroom, and the next month for getting a wall-mounted air conditioner. In this way, you can save money and still get the house of your dreams.

Are you thinking of renovating your house? Here are the best affordable DIY ideas for house improvement.

1. Start with the kitchen

The kitchen is hard to update because several little things have to be replaced or cleaned. The most important thing to do is to change the cabinets of the entire kitchen. You can install entirely new cabinets as well, but a more affordable way is to paint them or polish them. Painting can be in the form of patterns, dots, or splashes. You can also paint some food items on the cabinets for a change.

2. Work on the windows

Your windows might have bored you until now. Their simple colors may not be appealing. You can change the color of the wood through paints, or you can change the design of the windows. Another option is that you can add or change the drapes and curtains of the windows.

3. Update your closets

Your closets have a lot of space, yet they look untidy. You can add more compartments or shelves to the closet using simple wooden planks. Paint the planks in your favorite color and make more room for your stuff.

4. Improve the bathrooms

You can improve the bathroom as well. Paint the floor if it is possible or you can change the color of the walls as well. Your soap dish can be updated as well. For the brush holder, you can use a handmade container, or you can paint a glass bottle with a wide neck in an ocean theme.

5. Change the lights

Lights play an essential role in the appearance of your house. To improve your home, this is the easiest way to change the look. You can change the lights from brighter to a bit dimmer ones, or you can use dull yellow bulbs instead of white. Yellow bulbs do not look good in the living room, but you can always use them in contrast with the white ones. If you do this in the living room, your television time would not be affected.

6. What about the walls?

Changing the colors of the walls is always the motive. You can do the same as well. It takes some time, but you can paint the walls on your own as well. Learn how to paint the walls through online videos and try to paint one wall of your storeroom. Instead of using a paintbrush, use a roller because it is more effective and easy to use for beginners.

You can add texture to your walls as well. Start with the storeroom walls and then focus on the other rooms. The bathroom and storeroom walls are just for the practice so that you do not mess up the walls of your living room and bedroom.

If you are not in favor of paints, you can also use wallpapers to decorate the walls.

7. Show your painting skills

If you are good at painting or sketching, you can express yourself on the canvas and hang your creativity on the walls. Painting does not have to be on canvas necessarily. You can also draw on the wall with a pencil and paint the entire wall in a theme. For example, if you have a kid’s room, paint butterflies on the wall or if you want to paint your room, choose some decent colors and give it a romantic touch of paint.

8. Change the shelves

Shelves are an essential part of your house, and you must be bored with the traditional look. You can paint these shelves in different colors. If you like to keep it simple, varnishing it would be a good choice as well. Otherwise, you can mark stripes and paint them in white and light blue or any other color combination that complements the color of the walls. You can follow a pattern for the shelves, or simple polka dots would do the trick as well.

9. Make your decorative pieces

It is not a difficult task, because you have blessed with a lot of creativity and the internet. All you have to search for some ideas, and there are hundreds of innovations that you can bring in. For example, you can make a container from a plastic or glass bottle. Cover this bottle with jute rope or paint it, and you have a simple DIY container ready for use. Similarly, there are many other items that your house needs and you can make them at home without a lot of effort.

10. Update the house from the outside

The exterior of your house needs your attention too. You do not have to talk to a gardener to mow the lawn. You can do it once a week yourself too. Other than mowing the lawn, you can add some more plants to it. You can make the lawn bloom with different flowers, or you can add vegetables and fruits to it as well. If you like pebbles, add some to your lawn too.

If you have a deck, make sure to spruce up the area. Clean and polish wood, metal, and glass surfaces, and apply paint or new stain of dull areas. Most importantly, check the integrity of the entire structure, especially if your deck is elevated. Make sure the railings are securely anchored to their posts. Most deck railings will last for up to 20 years. If yours are too old or are getting there, start saving up for new deck railings to keep your outdoor area a safe space for everyone. 


House improvement is the latest trend for people, but the most common problem that prevents people from taking any step is the budget. For decades, there has been a misconception that renovation or house improvement means a lot of cash in hand. Also, people think that renovation means working on the entire house at once. You must know that you can divide the renovation tasks over a few months. To implement a more cost-effective plan, you can do it yourself. The internet is a blessing, and you have several ideas to help you improve your house without any external source. Gather ideas and enhance the beauty of your house with DIYs.

Kravelv is a full time digital marketer and part time furniture and cabinet maker. During his free time he would like to create something out of recycled woods, this varies from toys, furnitures plant boxes etc. Follow him on Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook