34 DIY Projects for Home Improvement

This list of DIY home improvement ideas has everything you need to add something new to your old home.

By: Krista Childers, Editor, DIYIdeaCenter
DIY Projects for Home Improvement

Perhaps the one thing everyone can agree on is that our attempts at home improvement are never really complete. If you live in a space, you always want to improve things. Whether it's organization, wall paint, designs, tables, vanities, cabinets, or fixing various little things around your home, your need to DIY is never finished. Hopefully, this collection will help. We have put together 34 DIY Projects for Home Improvement.

With this collection, you will find so many easy and affordable projects that will help create that perfect home. Most can be completed in a few hours or a weekend!

Start small, such as choosing the best way to organize the items in your room or the room itself. Then move on to improving the walls. We have a lot of DIY home improvement ideas that include wall painting, as well as other creative ways to finish your rooms. After that, consider updating the cabinets in your kitchens, vanities in your bathrooms, and tables throughout your rooms.

Then comes the little things. Sometimes small steps are the best improvements. Don't let that slow draning sink bother you for weeks. Instead, fix it yourself and feel the satisfaction of a job well done. Plus these home improvement projects will save you money on hiring a professional!

If you have been looking for DIY projects for home improvements, this is the collection for you. There are DIY projects for home decor, organization, and more!

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Easy DIY Projects for Home Organization

Hanging DIY Jewelry Holder

Get organized! Organization may be the most important aspect of a happy home. When your space is organized, your mind feels more organized and at ease. Nothing is more stressful than looking over at your workspace, kitchen pantry, or laundry room and feeling like it's in such disarray that you can't use it.

These organization projects will help you with those issues and more! The best part is that these projects make it easy to keep up with the organization system you have established. Check out the DIY Mudroom Lockers, which is an awesome DIY project that will encourage the kids to keep it clean and have fun doing it, too.

Best of all, most of these ideas qualify as beginner home improvement projects. So you don't need prior experiences to build smart organization for your home!

DIY Mudroom Lockers

Organize your coats and boots with these smart mudroom lockers! You'll love how everything has its place, including backpacks, in this DIY home project.

Terrarium Desk Organizer

Spruce up your home workspace with this super cute terrarium desk organizer. It's adorable, and it keeps all of your pens and sticky notes tidy.

How to Organize Your Kitchen

We're not sure how our kitchens always manage to collect so much clutter. But we are happy to report that some organization solutions can help a lot! Try these simple tips for improving, and organizing, your kitchen.

Small Laundry Room Design

Is your laundry room "fun sized?" Try one of these clever ideas for getting the most out of a small laundry room. This is one of our favorite weekend home improvement projects because it will make such an impact in your day-to-day life!

Rustic Wooden DIY Cubbies

DIY woodworking projects like these can seem intimidating, but they're actually easy to accomplish. And we adore the finished design, which will complement almost any decor.

How to Organize Your Garage

It's easy for your garage to get a little messy, but these organization techniques can really turn things around! These easy home improvement ideas for your garage will have your space neat and tidy in no time.

Rolling Pantry DIY Kitchen Storage

Revamp your kitchen and give yourself some extra space for goodies with this Rolling Pantry DIY Kitchen Storage tutorial. Adding a few DIY storage ideas to your kitchen is great way to save space and save yourself from an over-cluttered kitchen.

Easy DIY Cardboard Shelves

These easy cardboard shelves are a simple and stylish way to add more organization to any space in your home. They are lightweight and affordable, and you really couldn't ask for a better home improvement tutorial!

Rustic DIY Silverware Holder

We're always looking for cute way to organize silverware, and this project is a great idea. It's also easy to personalize this project to complement your own home's color scheme.

Kitchen Solution DIY Storage Shelf

Tidy up your counter with this smart storage shelf solution. It's so easy to make, and we love the look of it in almost any room.

DIY Wall Decor & Wall Improvements

DIY Wall Art From Gift Wrap

Take a glance! What is the first thing people notice in a room? The walls in your rooms are most likely the first thing people will notice, especially if they look bad. With these amazing projects, you'll find a lot of innovative ways to fix up your walls so that they are the first thing people notice, but with admiration!

Perhaps you want to paint a cool pattern, create texture, install a faux fireplace, or add a crown molding. All of these ideas and more are below. You will be amazed at how easily you can improve the look of your room with one of these fantastic DIY wall decor projects. One of the best ways to get the most out of DIY home improvement ideas is to create something for a high-traffic area. Consider adding new wall art to your living room or dining room for guests to enjoy.

DIY Faux Fireplace

This DIY faux fire place will make your space feel elegant and cozy, all without the mess and expense of a real fire place. It's such an easy DIY home improvement project.

Rustic Pallet Board World Map

Pallet crafts are popular right now, and it's easy to see why! This beautiful wall art can be made using materials that are affordable and easy to find. It doesn't get any better than that.

Nordic DIY Wall Art

This super simple wall art DIY is a quick way to restyle any room in the house. We love the minimalist design. It's one of our favorite DIY projects for home decor.

How to Paint a Chevron Wall

Looking to make a decorating statement for only a few dollars? This impressive chevron wall tutorial is exactly what you've been looking for.

DIY Wainscoting Panels

This easy decorating project will add elegance to any space. It's perfect for dining rooms, but you can also use it anywhere you want to add a touch of class!

Beautiful Pallet DIY Wall Art

We just love the colors on this art project! The blues and greens look so beautiful against the pallet wood. However, you could easily change it up to match the color scheme you have in your house.

Weekend DIY Home Remodeling Ideas

Straight Herringbone Tile Backsplash Tutorial

Wait...there's more! Does the idea of remodeling on your own make you nervous? Remodeling kitchens or bathrooms can seem like daunting tasks, but these projects make it easy to start. Make over your countertops, tables, or vanities or learn how to install new ones. Or, maybe you want a kitchen island for that open space in your kitchen.

These easy-to-follow tutorials help you every step of the way until you step back and realize you've done it. Projects like these help save you money and teach you the new DIY skills that will continue to improve your life and living spaces.

Minimalist Reclaimed Wood Table

If you're an experienced DIY-er on the hunt for a dining room table, then look no further! This project will give your dining room that effortlessly chic vibe you love so much.

Coral Painted DIY Bathroom Vanity

Don't you just love the color of this bathroom DIY project? It's so bright and cheerful, and it's a great solution for almost any space.

No Saw DIY Tile Countertop

Changing your kitchen countertop can completely update the look of your space. Try this easy DIY home improvement project for an update you'll wish you'd done years ago.

Budget-Friendly Kitchen Homemade Backsplash

The backsplash is another part of your kitchen that is easy to update! This inexpensive project will make your space feel fresh and modern.

Kitchen Island DIY

We could all use more space in the kitchen, right? This DIY is a great way to get it! Make your own kitchen island using this easy-to-follow tutorial.

How to Install a Vanity

Upgrade your bathroom using this simple home improvement tutorial. There's no need to live with that dated sink and countertop, when you can install a new one yourself!

DIY Concrete Countertops

Have you thought about putting concrete countertops in your kitchen? This affordable material can be a great, stylish option.

How to Add Wallpaper to Kitchen Cabinets

This super easy kitchen decor project can be done in just a few hours. You can also customize it to match any decor, so the possibilities are truly endless.

More Affordable Home Improvement Projects

Luxurious Wooden Bath Tray

Oh, the little things. This section is full of the random small projects that will further improve your space. If you just want a small touch up here or there, or want to learn DIY improvements such as unclogging drains or replacing hinges on doors, we have projects that will aid you in learning just that.

Plus, these DIY home improvement projects will save you money. Skip the bill from the plumber by learning how to unclog your own sink, and keep your couch fresh for longer using these smart cleaning tips!

And don't forget to learn How to Paint on Concrete, which may come in handy for basements or garages.

How to Get Dog Smell Out of Couch

As much as we love our furry friends, they can get a little smelly at times. You don't have to worry about that now, with this simple tutorial.

How to Unclog a Sink

You'll love these chemical-free solutions to this common house problem. You probably already have everything you need for this quick project.

How to Make Hinges on a Budget

Sometimes hardware stores simply don't have the hinges you need for a project, but if that happens, there's no need to panic. With this DIY hinge tutorial, you can learn How to Make Hinges on a Budget.

How to Make a Wooden House Number Sign

Curb appeal is such an important part of home decor. Spruce up the exterior of your home with this adorable project.

How to Paint on Concrete

Painting is one of the most economical ways to change up a space. Learn how to paint on concrete, and enjoy the bright new colors in your home.

How to Change a Door Knob

Changing a door knob might be a decorative decision or a practical decision. Either way, this smart tutorial will help you complete the project in no time at all.

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

This is a very economical project, but it is important to get all of the details right! This step-by-step tutorial will help you paint your kitchen cabinets like a pro.

How to Remove Popcorn Ceiling

Popcorn ceilings were all the rage at one time. But now you may want to update your older home with a more modern look. This tutorial will help you do that!

How Do I Budget for Home Improvements?

Updating your home can be stressful, but good budget planning can help ease money-related worries. Here are our top tips for creating a budget for your home improvement projects.

  1. Start with a description of the project you have in mind. Do you want to repaint your kitchen cabinets? Upgrade your countertops? Both? Write down the scope of your project, including any component that will have a cost attached. If you are planning a large remodel, check out some additional resources to make sure you aren't overlooking any hidden projects associated with a really big project.
  2. If you are planning to DIY your home improvements, then make a spreadsheet of all the materials you will need to complete your project and their costs. Create a total estimated cost for your project. If you plan to hire a contractor, then research reputable companies and request bids for your project. Be sure to check online peer reviews and references for any contractor you hire, and remember that large projects often run into unexpected expenses. Plan for the possibility of an extra 15%-20% cost over the quote you choose.
  3. Do you have enough money on hand for the project? If so, great! If not, then you can consider taking out a loan of some kind to cover the costs of the project. As with any loan, you will need to make a judgment call about whether you will be able to comfortably pay it back. If you don't have enough money for your project, and it does not make sense to take out a loan, then you'll need to find some ways to cut back on your project. Consider doing more of the work yourself, if you are qualified, or trading luxury finishes for more affordable alternatives. You can also scale back your project a lot by realizing that there are lots of affordable ways to improve your home! The ideas above are budget-friendly, and you will also be surprised by what a difference a coat of paint can make. With the right projects, just a few hundred dollars can totally transform a space!

Which room in your home are you most likely to craft a home improvement project for?

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love the DIY small laundry room organizers. My laundry room is always mess! I live in an old house with very small closets, so extra clothes end up in the laundry room. This wall of pull out laundry baskets is the perfect idea for clean clothes and getting the baskets that need to be washed up out of the floor. I love this.

Like your DIY ideas for the home,I think the wire basket idea is great and so easy ,Thank you.

Fantastic list! I'm bookmarking this so I can keep this handy. Thank you.

WOW I have only now found your DIY and its great,something for every room,I love it.Thank you.

I love this site so much I suggested my sister join to get ideas for her house.

I'm most likely to craft for my living room. Being in an apartment, it's kind of the first impression I can really give to my guests. Also, I've found that the different wall art and side table projects for the living room are way cuter than anything else.

So many great ideas. Small space organization is at the top of my list.

We use a second bedroom as my craft room. This allows me to work on all of my projects as I wish. It is cramped and a little messy but at least it is MINE!!!

i need to create a patio

These are great ideas for the interior. Don't forget about home improvement projects that will boost energy efficiency, like retrofitting walls with enough insulation so that heat stays inside during chilly winters. (It'll keep air conditioning inside, too, during summer.)

I am totally pinning this! So many great ideas. I love the laundry room organization. Mine is usually a mess, but laundry would be SO much easier if I knew what was clean and what was dirty. LOL


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