date August 16
Do you DIY because you truly enjoy it or because you like to save money? My guess is that for most DIYers the answer lies somewhere in the middle. If your DIY motivation is more about reducing the amount of money you spend on a project or getting the biggest return on investment, this project list is for you. We have rounded up a list of DIY projects that will get you the most bang for your buck! The satisfaction and enjoyment you will receive from creating a better home environment and learning new home improvement skills is just an added bonus.
Paint - Painting anything and everything yourself will give you the most bang for your DIY buck. We know - it is messy, you have to move things around, it takes SO long to dry between coats. But trust us, it is totally worth it! To make the job a little easier, rent some scaffolding or a lift to paint the exterior of your home and rent a paint sprayer for interior walls, ceilings, fences, or a deck.
New Doors - A new front entry door will add to the beauty of your home and will reduce utility bills. It also has one of the highest return on investments! Replacing your garage door is another DIY option. You can upgrade to a spiffy new steel model and save some cash by keeping the same motorized opener.
Update Fixtures - Light fixtures, bathroom fixtures, kitchen fixtures, door knobs, cabinet hardware… These are all easy DIY updates that can make a huge difference.
Finished Basement - Depending on the size of your basement, this project may take a little more time. However, the end result will provide you with additional square footage and who doesn’t need that! Think about using your basement renovation for a home office, a guest room, a workout area, or a place to entertain. No matter the direction you choose, you can’t go wrong with this one.
It is never a bad idea or a bad time to invest in your home and capitalize on the long term benefits of home improvement. At Nickell Rental, we have the expertise to guide you in the right direction. We also have the tools and equipment you need to get the job done on time, in budget, and as easily as possible.