While home improvement projects may be hard to find time for, continuing to improve your home is a necessity. It is important to maintain your home and surroundings before the time comes when something actually needs to be fixed. Or maybe you simply want to add a fresh look to your home or property.
If DIY projects sound fun and exciting for you, you’ll have fun reading this article. Here are some home improvement projects you could get your hands busy with this 2021.
1. Fix the faucet
Here is a simple task that can add a great new look to your kitchen. You will also be ahead of a needed fix somewhere down the line. Simply get your current faucet’s dimensions and handles then find a match in your local hardware store or online.
Installation is relatively easy. Make sure that you have the main water line to your home turned off. Unscrew the water hoses that lead to your sink from the knobs. Then, put the hoses into a bowl to drain the water.
In large part, all you will need to do is unscrew the old faucet and screw the new one back in. Many of you may not know that many faucet knobs have lids on them that you can pull off and find screws lying underneath. This is where you will be able to detach the faucet.
Put the new faucet in place and screw it back in. That’s all there is to it.
2. Build a fire pit
Building a fire pit is an easy task that is great for a father and son to team up on. All you need are a couple shovels and some rocks or cinder blocks. If you don’t have rocks lying around the yard, 20 cinder blocks will be enough to create a large and high fire pit wall.
All you need to do is dig out the bottom of the pit. Then put 10 cinder blocks in a circle. Finally, put the other 10 on top.
If you need some benches, a cheap option is to get some more cinder blocks and some treated 2x10s. Lay the 2x10s on the cinder blocks, and there you have a great weather-resistant and sturdy bench.
3. Stain your porch
Staining your porch will lead to its longevity of life. However, it will also give it a great new look to bring in the New Year. A stain is relatively inexpensive and comes in many colors. The liquid can be applied like paint and dries very quickly. If you have not already done this, it could be an excellent way to improve your home in 2021.
4. Create a garden plot
If you have an area of your yard that you can spare, you might just have the perfect future garden plot. Raised beds can be made or purchased to assist you, but you do not need to have them to have a thriving garden. Relatively cheap rototillers can be purchased at your local hardware store or online to help you tremendously in preparing the soil. Throw in some good 10-10-10 fertilizer and till it up again, and you’ll have everything you need to plant your favorite crops.
Gardening is a great family activity to do, as well. It will lead to some memorable moments in the home and build a good work ethic in our children. You can buy seeds for a very low cost, or plants that have already begun to grow can be transplanted straight into your garden.
I tried to keep it simple. Hopefully, you thought so too! You can do these four tasks without much of a hassle and will prove to be a way to improve your home in 2021 without having to call anyone in for help.
Taking care of our homes is essential, and making time to improve them will pay off in the future.