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As 2020 starts to wind down, it’s only natural to start creating your “to-do” list for 2021. This is your opportunity to write down all those projects and tasks you want to accomplish next year so that you can start your planning. 

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If you’ve got your eye on home improvement projects, but you aren’t exactly skilled in the area of DIY projects, you may be wondering what, if anything, you can safely and effectively do? Not to worry as we’ve got a list of five simple DIY home improvement projects that offer great results, and don’t require a lot of experience. 

Bust Out the Painting Gear

One of the easiest ways to update your home is to paint. Whether you just want to freshen up one room in the house, or many rooms, painting provides maximum results at a very budget-friendly price. If this is your first time painting, be sure to take the proper preparation steps to ensure a professional-looking job.

Install New Light Fixtures

Here’s a project you can really run with and tackle as many light fixtures as you want – both inside and outside. Light fixtures do more than just offer light in a space, they also help to create atmosphere and act as décor, so you want to take time to pick the perfect fixture. Just by updating the light fixtures, you can change the entire feel of a space.

Don’t be afraid to also think outside the box and consider new types of fixtures. Take, for example, these wall lights available through Any-lamp.co.uk. Wall lights are perfect for stairways and hallways, as well as on exterior and interior walls. Any-Lamp sells lights that can be used in many places, including lights that are waterproof, dustproof, and vandal-resistant. 

Invest In an Area Rug

Rather than ripping up all the existing flooring, why not invest in an area rug to refresh the floors? Area rugs can tie together a décor theme, color palette, or style and really make a room flow. Area rugs can also be strategically placed in a room in order to create a zone, such as a seating zone that is defined by the rug. Still looking at replacing the floor? Look into LVP or Laminate, both are easy even for novices. 

Change Out the Hardware in the Kitchen

If it’s the kitchen you want to update a really quick way to do it is to change out all the existing hardware for new modern pieces. There is no skill needed, and it’s a simple job that can be done in a matter of hours.

Rearrange the Furniture and Flow of a Room

Now if you really aren’t the handy type, and you’re working with a tight budget, this tip can still offer results. There’s no need to buy anything new, or fix/repair anything, simply moving the furniture around in the room and creating a different flow can transform the space. You may even want to bring in pieces from other rooms to really change things up.

Big Results with Little Skill Needed

No matter which of these projects you choose, you can expect big results with little skill needed.