The Answer Man

Three Simple DIY Home Projects for Beginners


Are you looking to spruce up your property? Want to give your space that touch of personality that transforms a house into a home? The people have been asking, and the Answer Man has the answers! Here are three simple DIY Home projects for beginners. 

1. Fresh Coat of Paint 

One of the best home improvement projects that won’t break the bank is to paint one or more of the rooms in your home. Repainting can be a fun way to get into the DIY mindset, and this can be an easy way to greatly change the look of a room without substantial investment. Feel free to keep it simple or get creative with your design – beginners may find it easiest to pick a color and run with it, while others may choose to include a different color for an accent wall or even incorporate designs into the paint. This is a great way to add personal flair to your home – however, if you believe that you will resell your home in the near future, try to stick to neutral colors that will appeal to a wider range of buyers. If painting an entire room seems like too big of a project, consider repainting a piece of furniture to get a feel for working with paint. 

What you’ll need: 

  • Paint (one gallon covers up to 400 square feet) 
  • Paint Rollers & Paint Brushes 
  • Paint Roller Extension Pole 
  • Paint Tray 
  • Sandpaper 
  • Painter’s Tape (This is used to protect your trim from paint dripping onto it. Additionally, painter’s tape can be used to create designs such as striped walls if you are feeling inspired.) 

2. Garage Storage Shelves  

Another great DIY project that anyone can take on would be installing hanging shelving in your garage. This can be the perfect learning project for newbies, as the garage is out of sight for most visitors, meaning any mistakes or imperfections will likely never be seen by anyone but you. There are many hanging garage shelf kits available, but you can also build them yourself to match your exact needs. 

What you’ll need: 

  • Plywood 
  • Circle Saw (if you are cutting the shelves yourself) 
  • Shelf Brackets 
  • Hardware (screws and drywall anchors) 
  • Stud Finder 
  • Screwdriver/Drill 
  • Hammer 
  • Tape measure 
  • Level 

3. Update Your Hardware  

The final and simplest DIY home improvement project is to change up your cabinetry hardware. Many homes have mismatched hardware that has been replaced over time – replacing your hardware with a fresh look can tie the design of your home together with minimal investment required. If you are looking for the cheapest way to change up your hardware, you can even spray paint your old pieces to give them a more modern look for mere dollars. If you are replacing drawer pulls, make sure you measure the distance between the screws to ensure a tight fit. 

What you’ll need: 

  • Hardware 
  • Screwdriver/Drill 
  • Tape measure 

While there are many more DIY projects you can take on in the future, these three projects are perfect for any beginner looking to start improving the look of their home. Whether you need to put together your first toolset or get the supplies for your next major project, come see us at CC Farm & Home for the answers to all your DIY needs.