Here’s a List of DIY Home Improvements Projects

Top DIY home improvement projects

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Unless you’re a licensed contractor, most home improvement projects can be a bit intimidating. Fortunately, there are a handful that are actually a bit easier than you might think. Below, we’ve shared a list of the top home renovation jobs you can do on your own, courtesy of Megan Craig for Now, go get your DIY on!

Window Replacement

Instead of replacing your windows, fix them

Instead of hiring a professional for anywhere between $1,000 to $20,000, Craig recommends improving the efficiency of existing windows by buying strips of self-stick rubber weather sealing, cutting them to fit the dimensions of the window, and sticking them along the frame. For around $10, you can close any gaps that are letting air in and cut your utility bill. The best part? The strips are barely visible, says Craig.

Construct a Home Office

Create a home office

For less than a $100, Craig suggest converting an extra closet into a “tiny but efficient home office space” by taking the hinges off the doors, removing hanging rods or built-in cubbies and installing a few shelves. Craig suggests hanging a deeper shelf lower to use as a desk and a few shallower shelves above to store books and supplies.

Vinyl Siding Installation

Add new siding to the outside of your home

Sure, you could fork over $5,000 to $12,000 to have someone install siding, but Craig says this is a job you could easily do yourself to save money. For about 93 cents per square foot you can buy vinyl siding and with a few special tools install it yourself. Aside from saving money on installation, Craig says you can also expect the new siding to boost the value of your home.

For the rest of Craig’s tips, click here to read her article in its entirety.

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