5 Easy DIY Home Improvement Projects to Do with Your Family
When schools close, the headache of watching over your kids is more than you can take. Keeping the children in (or out) is not an easy feat. As such, it calls for one to be a bit creative and come up with things they can engage the family with such as family home improvement projects.
If you’re stuck on the best ideas you can work on, continue reading. Here, you will learn of different projects that are safe for the kids and can engage you all. Read through and get more insights for the next holiday the kids are home.
With the kids and their father around, the time you’ve been waiting for to have a bathroom makeover is ripe. Let them not get lost in the world of video games, football, or ‘beer with the boys’. Get them to help you reignite the once stylish bathroom with the most recent and fashionable styles.
If the time is yet but so near, start by ordering the materials. If you want natural stone, you can consider it for a new granite bathroom vanity top. Order it from the local or online stores before you begin the makeover. When the whole family is home, you can work on everything else.
Once the general makeover is done, it’s time to look at the mirror and faucet. If they are not up to your desired standard, replace them with new ones. The same should apply to the walls if the paint is old and peeling off. Then finally, mount the faucet, get the granite top installed, connect the plumbing back, and sit back to enjoy your family’s efforts.
The kitchen is where too much happens which means it can be in a bad state after years of usage. It might, therefore, need extra pairs of hands to help a DIYer carry out some improvement on it. If it feels like you’re reading about yours, get your entire family to it when you can get a hold of them.
The best idea for a modern kitchen would be to carry out a rollout upgrade. They are the easiest and most satisfying to carry out upgrades on. Since they bring out everything tucked in the back to your fingertips, you might want to give them more attention and actually add yourself usable storage space.
If you don’t have the skills or time to make the rollouts, never despair. These are items that can be bought online. If you’re using such rollouts, you will only need to mount them to the existing shelves using screws.
For most people, a closet is one of the many things they don’t give a second look for many years. Most fear that it may cost much but believe it or not, it won’t. You can go with wire shelving systems which are easy to install and most of all, inexpensive. You only need to fix them to a frame, and with several nails you’re good to go.
You can ask your family to help you here too. It will be a better way of bonding, engaging them in productive activities, simplifying cleaning, and also increasing your storage space. If you go for the wire shelving, you’ll have everything hanging on the walls which gives you a cleaner floor that is even easy to vacuum.
There is too much you can do for your backyard. You can work on the fence, playground, or decide to decorate it. Whichever option you decide to go with, your children and spouse will be delighted to help.
If you have kids that are at that too-knowing age, container gardening would be a great idea to have them participate in. Whether you want to spruce the window or do a small garden for vegetables and herbs, invite the kids. Have them look for containers, prepare a small area for the garden, and look out for the plants to plant.
While at it, this will be a great time to get the kids learning more. They will have an opportunity to learn more about food and how it’s grown. You can also take the chance to teach them about plant maintenance and taking care of them as well as using plants to decorate and improve the compound.
Curb Appeal Addition
Still, on the outdoors, the family can help you give your curb a new appeal. If you’re tired of that old and shabby front entry, you can make it interesting, inspiring, and inviting again. Get everyone on a Saturday morning to help you transform it with small accents and minor changes that will make it look new.
Here, the options can range from repainting and trimming ugly-looking areas. You can also buy new accessories and have them replace the old ones. The accessories can include door and gate handles, locks, light fixtures, house numbers, and the mailbox. The best thing about some of these accessories is that you will only need a screwdriver, hammers, or a pneumatic or cordless framing nailer.
You can also give the approach to your door a facelift. If there’s a driveway or plain concrete walkway, you can add pavers, stones, pebbles, or other simple borders of bricks. The only big task here will be dry-setting them although you can still do it effectively even without a motor. For ease of it all and lasting results, you can dig a 5-in deep trench.
Renovating and improving your home can be one of the most fulfilling activities. Make it a family thing where everyone is involved, and it will turn out to be more enjoyable. With such ideas and many more, you do not have to worry about getting professionals to help you clean the compound, give your bathroom or kitchen a new face, or improve the curb appeal. You only need to make it the family’s business to carry out such home improvement projects, and you’ll be surprised at how fast and better you all can do it.