If you’re like most first-time homebuyers, you’ve stretched your funds as far as they’ll comfortably go in order to purchase your new pad.
Even if you don’t have much in the way of a renovation budget, undertaking a few small projects over the first year or so in your new house can make it more livable for the long term.
We’ve compiled a list of small home improvement projects even the least handy homeowners can take on without professional help. Tackling these projects on your own will not only save you some serious cash, but it will also give a boost to that pride that comes along with homeownership.
Depending on the size of your home and the materials that you choose, most of these projects can be completed for less than $1,000, if you’re willing to do them on your own. And if you’re unsure about how to do something here, check YouTube for step-by-step videos.
If you’re really not handy or don’t have the time to DIY, make a list of smaller projects and look for a handyman that you can pay by the day or the hour to complete them. Cut down the fee by buying supplies ahead of time and doing some simple prep work ahead of time.