5 DIY Projects to Make Your Home Classier

5 DIY Projects to Make Your Home ClassierUpdating your home to be classier – without looking cheap – is completely doable, even on a budget.

If you’re looking to add more class to your home, taking on a DIY project can give your house that extra sense of style, while also saving you money.  No need to cringe at the thought of “do it yourself” because there really are quick, easy and affordable projects you can do on your own.  Here are my top 5 DIY Projects to Make Your Home Classier.

1. Replacing Your Light Fixtures
Switching out an old or basic light fixture for a more elegant one is an easy way to adjust the ambiance of a room.  By adding a sophisticated light fixture, you will control the intensity of the light and character of that room.  You don’t need to pay a fortune for expensive new fixtures either – there are many great used ones online.

2. Installing Decorative Molding
Adding some decorative molding around your home can also add an extra touch of elegance.  Install molding around the ceiling by capping walls, columns and cabinets.  Add chair molding lower to the ground.  With some detailed molding, you can add wonderful character to your rooms while also making them feel taller and more finished.

3. Painting an Accent Wall
Painting an accent wall can add a pop of color and showcase your personal style.  This is usually a low-risk project that a homeowner of most any skill level can tackle in a day.  You just need some painter’s tape, a brush and any color that suits your taste and style!  Just make sure the color you choose is complementary to the existing colors in the room.  Stay consistent between warm and cool tones.

4. Adding Some Floating Shelves
Installing floating shelves in your home combines extra storage functionality as well as a bit of style and personal flair.  These can be mounted on various walls in many different patterns, and they come in a variety of materials to give your rooms a unique, personal touch.  For a small room, choose shallow shelves to display some framed photos.  For a larger room, you can afford to use deeper shelves for holding vases, books and unique trinkets.  Here are some additional ideas to get you started.

5. Building a Stone Fire Pit

Build yourself a stone fire pit in your backyard to extend your sophisticated style outdoors.  By taking some uniquely shaped rocks or large stones, put them together to create a functional and stylish outdoor fire pit.  Before starting the project, be sure to check your local fire codes to ensure you are safe, and confer with your homeowners association guidelines to be sure you are allowed to start building something like this.

Adding a touch of class to your home doesn’t need to break the bank!  Just be sure to start one project at a time, allowing yourself to complete it before starting the next project.  Otherwise, you’ll fall victim to the syndrome known as “chronic project incompleteness” – LOL!

Now that you know about these 5 DIY Projects to Make Your Home Classier, which one will you try first?

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