Found 16 blog entries tagged as diy.

Buying a fixer-upper can be an exciting and affordable way to get the home of your dreams, but renovating it can be daunting, especially if you're working with a limited budget. However, with some creativity and careful planning, you can turn your fixer-upper into the home of your dreams without breaking the bank. In this post, we'll share some tips for renovating a fixer-upper on a budget.

1. Make a Plan

Before you start any renovation work, it's essential to have a plan. Start by creating a list of all the renovations you want to make and prioritize them based on your budget and timeline. It would help if you also considered hiring an architect or contractor to help you create a plan that maximizes your budget and meets your needs.

2. Focus…

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Transforming a spare bedroom into a walk-in closet can be an excellent way to upgrade your home and add storage space to your living area. With some careful planning and design considerations, you can create a closet that is functional, stylish, and adds value to your home.

Before we get started, it's important to ask yourself a few questions to ensure that this is the right decision for you. Do you really need a spare bedroom, or would you benefit more from a spacious closet? Do you have the budget and time to invest in this renovation project? Will the transformation increase your home's value and functionality? Answering these questions will help you determine if converting a spare bedroom into a closet is the right choice for you.

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If you're looking for a DIY project that can transform your home, a laundry room makeover is a great place to start. Not only will it improve the functionality of the space, but it can also make laundry day a little more enjoyable. Let's look at what's needed for a DIY laundry room makeover.

Step 1: Plan and Prep

Before you start any DIY project, it's important to plan and prep. Take some time to envision what you want your laundry room to look like. Consider factors such as storage, lighting, and color scheme. You may also want to make a list of supplies you'll need for the project, including paint, shelving, and organizational tools.

Once you have a plan in place, it's time to prep the space. This may include cleaning, removing any existing…

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Home improvement projects can be a great way to add value to your home, increase your comfort, and make your living space more functional. However, many people assume that home improvement projects require a significant investment of time and money. While some projects can certainly be expensive, there are plenty of options for those on a tight budget. Here are some home improvement projects under $50 that you can tackle with just a little bit of time and effort.

Install a new light fixture

Lighting can make a big difference in the look and feel of a room. You can find affordable light fixtures at most home improvement stores, and installing them is usually a straightforward process that you can do yourself. A new light fixture can instantly…

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It’s officially the spookiest time of the year! Although Halloween plans were somewhat halted last year, we learned you can still show off your creativity and get into the spirit. While you might be tempted to focus your energy on dreaming up the perfect costume and skipping out on decorations, decking your home out doesn’t have to cost a lot or require too much effort. 

Read on to discover some of our favourite DIY Halloween decorating ideas that are so easy, it’s scary. Plus, many are seasonal enough you can keep them up through November. 

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Sequin pumpkins

If you prefer a less traditional black and orange colour palette, we suggest adding your own white, gold, and touch of sparkle to your décor with a sequin…

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As hibernation season begins and our time indoors increases, we naturally begin to think of ways to make our home more comfortable. Home improvement projects can help revitalize your space and create the perfect cozy haven. What’s more, completing these projects early in the season has an added bonus: your home will be refreshed before guests ascend for holiday get-togethers! 

Whether your preference is new curtains for bedroom windows or fresh lighting in the kitchen, we’ve got you covered for all the little projects you can do around your home for less than $100—perfect for a weekend DIY when the weather starts to get a bit drab.

1. Organize your entryway

Proper storage is a key aspect of organizing your front hallway. Shelving units,…

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Many homeowners use their garage for more than just parking vehicles. This multi-purpose area is often used as a storage solution, a workroom, a gym, an office, and even an entertainment hub. Whatever function your garage serves, one thing remains the same: you need to maintain the space to ensure its longevity. The process begins from the ground up.

It’s important to pay attention to the health of your garage floor just as much as the doors and walls. The floor takes a beating throughout the years—from car tires and engine grease, to snow shovels and DIY projects. The damage eventually shows in the form of stains, cracks, and pitting, which hurts the overall integrity of the floor. 

Whether you’re proactively trying to avoid the wear and tear,…

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If you’ve spent the last few years binge watching your favorite home renovation shows and looking for #DIYInspo projects all over social media, you’ve probably considered making a few tweaks around your home. 

However, when it comes to home renos, knowing when to hire a professional is essential.

A recent survey conducted by Leger examined how Canadians changed their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey found of the 17% of people who had improved their homes, only one third hired professional help—the rest opting to tackle the jobs themselves.

While it may be tempting to take on home renovation and home improvement projects that don’t appear to present any risks on the surface, there are several instances when the expertise of a…

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Have you ever had your relaxing moment on the deck disrupted by a pesky wasp? Or have you been bombarded by mosquitoes when all you’re trying to do is just enjoy a nice dinner with friends? Decks and porches are fantastic—no doubt about it! They let us relax, work, and entertain while enjoying the fresh air and sunlight, which can help boost your mood and get you a dose of vitamin D. But, bugs driving us back inside are an unfortunate part of being outdoors.

If you want uninterrupted deck or patio time, here are three screen solutions to keep the insects and rodents at bay. 

1. A pop-up tent

If you want a temporary method for screening in your deck and turning it into a bug-free sanctuary, consider purchasing a pop-up tent with screen…

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DIY Kitchen Renovation

Of all the rooms in your home, you are probably spending the most time in the kitchen. Whether as the place where you prepare meals each day or as an entertaining space, a lot can be done to improve it and to get the most out of this space. The good news is there are lots of DIY kitchen renovation projects that will make a significant impact without breaking the bank. The other good news is that kitchen upgrades are one of the best things you can do to increase your home’s resale value.

The ideas listed below won’t cost a bundle but may bring you closer to the kitchen you have always wanted. Read on to find inspiration for projects to improve the heart of your home.

DIY Kitchen Renovation Ideas

Refacing Cabinets

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