15 Home Makeover Ideas for 2017 and beyond Whether it’s part of your new year’s resolution or just something you’ve been meaning to do, a home makeover can be expensive and can take a ton of work. Whatever your goal is, the new year is a perfect time to change things up. Here are a few makeover ideas that will leave your home looking new and fresh, but won’t break the bank.
1. Give that dull corner of your house a splash of color. Pick a color that evokes a mood. Often, a tranquil purple or gray is a good choice for a busy area, or maybe a deep red will liven the coat corner. Whatever you choose, do so boldly.
2. Paint your own geometric wall art. It doesn’t take much—just find some decent looking wooden boards to use and put strips of painter’s tape down to create your own shapes. This is a great way to dress up a living room without buying an expensive print.
3. Create an island for your kitchen
Part 1. In this DIY project, you’re going to need a few basic woodworking tools. After sanding down the corners and smoothing out all the wood, you’ll assemble the parts according to the design you want to make. It’s easier to assemble it all in place, so be sure to map out where exactly the island will go and how large it will be so that everything fits nicely.
Part 2: In this post, you’ll watch as you learn how to properly mark where you want the island and begin installing the base and the walls of the island. Use resources like a T Square to make sure that your corners are perfect. This post also teaches you how to ensure your top will be level before actually installing the top. Overall, this isn’t a highly complicated project, but you’ll need to have everything prepared ahead of time.
4. Resurface an ugly concrete patio. Great news: you don’t have to stare at the crack in the concrete patio anymore! Use interlocking teak flooring tiles to resurface your outdoor patio for a clean new look. Plus, they are easily uninstalled in case you’re not sure if you want to keep them, or if you’re renting.
5. Use high gloss paint to spruce up your chairs. If you have a nice set of chairs (or just one), a fun way to change it up a bit is by updating the surface. Use some high gloss paint in order to create a shiny new finish that adds a cool touch to your antique piece. Be careful, though- high gloss paint will easily show flaws in your paint job!
6. Use old wood to make a new coffee table. Whether you use the wood from an antique piece that you inherited, or you just find the wood at a flea market, you can easily turn it into a cool coffee table. The smoother the wood, the nicer the table’s surface will be, so choose wisely!
7. Use a crate to make a pet bed. Let’s face it—your pet runs the house…and expects a glorious throne to rule from. This is an easy project that will impress not just your house guests, but your pet too. But reassembling a few basic parts of a crate, you can turn a pile of wood into a luxurious bed your pet will thank you for.
8. Awesome chalk and dry-erase memo board. In this easy DIY project, you’ll use a simple frame, along with a few special surfaces to create a chalk-dry-erase combination memo board so you won’t forget about coffee with mother-in-law next time!
9. Disguise your ugly tile. Faux tin tile is a fun new product that temporarily covers up your ugly and dated pink tiles. Whether it’s a fireplace or a backsplash in the kitchen, the tile is “versatile” (get it?) and can be placed anywhere. You won’t pay an arm and a leg either, as this can be found for cheap on Amazon.
10. Resurface your nesting tables with vinyl flooring. If you have a cool set of nesting tables (just a fancy term for small tables that stack into each other) and want to vamp them up a bit, you can use your choice of vinyl flooring for the table surface. It’s fast, easy, and fun.
11. Paint it black. And we mean pretty much anything (preferably just not everything). Floor, wall, bathtub, shelf, backsplash, fireplace, brick, or anything else that could use a spicy coat of paint. Choosing which objects to paint can be tricky, but just have fun with it. Almost anything can be painted black.
Just don’t overdo it, or if you’ll start feeling like Gollum in his cave Just be careful when choosing other colors to use…often it’s easy to go crazy and use too many colors in addition to place and your place ends up looking like a Barnum and Bailey nightmare. Throughout years of fashion history, black is a classy and decorative color that people often dismiss when redecorating. It’s been used for symbolic things, as well as expression of the human emotion and elements of the spirit.
Besides reflecting all the colors at once, black is a neutral and sophisticated color that never goes out of fashion. From window frames to the back walls of your bookshelf, black can really change up the look of your house.
12. Make your doors more interesting using molding and paint. Everyone has a few boring doors. That’s not to say they need to grab your attention—they’re doors—but you can add a sophisticated style to your home by adding some subtle molding to the door. Then outline it by painting the molding a different color than the door.
13. Make a cool new filing chest for your office. Filing important things is a necessary evil in everyone’s life. Here’s a cool DIY project that will redefine the way you file things away. You can use it to store anything—from children’s toys to important documents. You make it for what you want it to be. Check out this guide for what you’ll need and how to assemble it.
14. DIY wooden hose holder with a planter. If you’re tired of coiling up the water hose only to hang it on a hook where it gets all jumbled once again, take on this DIY project to hide the hose. With this detailed instruction and tools list, you’ll be on your way to having a cleaner and more beautiful patio area. The planter fits nicely on the top, while the hose gets stored away down in the bottom.
15. Spray paint a colorful filing cabinet. The perfect remedy for a boring office with a plan Jane filing cabinet is a great paint job. Paint can do so many different things, and in this case, it can really spice up your office area. Step one is finding a filing cabinet if you don’t already have one. They can be found at almost any thrift store. Then use painter’s tape to block off the areas you want to paint. In this fun example, you can see how stripes make a regular cabinet look fresh and new.
If you liked any of these ideas (or if you were brave enough to try any), let us know by liking this post or commenting below. And, as always, please share this with your friends!