There are some home improvement projects that are within your reach, and then there are some that realistically are not. The list of projects that you can do is really dependent on the amount of free time you have, the amount of money you’re willing to spend, and how inclined you’d be towards getting your hands dirty. There is also the element of experience to consider. The more experience you have with doing work around the house, the more difficult the projects you can try. In general, most people can do the following projects, though a certain learning curve could be associated with each one.

1. Most people don’t consider cleaning to be a part of home improvement, but it is often the first step that has to be completed in any project, large or small, so that the room can be ready for the more advanced work. Most cleaning jobs don’t take specialized experience or specialized tools. They just require that you have the time and inclination. For example, over the years, the grout between the tiles in a tile flooring can end up getting quite dirty. Sometimes homeowners just let it go, not wanting to bother with cleaning it up. Eventually they may forget that the floor used to look like a lot different. That’s why buying some heavy duty floor cleaner and getting to work with a brush can end up having a transforming effect on a room.

2. Another way to have a transforming effect on a room is to throw a fresh new coat of paint on its walls. This home renovation project is one that almost any homeowner can do themselves. Just be sure to clean the walls and apply the appropriate primer first to make the job easier and more effective. Also be sure to spend as much as you reasonably can on paint, as the higher quality paint will require fewer coats, be more durable, and ultimately last much longer. Also be sure to cover up all the furniture in your room with plastic coverings. No matter how careful you are you’re bound to drop some paint on accident.

3. Some of the most common home improvement involves adding new fixtures to bathrooms and kitchens. These can add new levels of functionality to a room as well as change the look. One suggestion would be to install a new water-conserving toilet in the bathroom. Not only will it look new and feel nice and big, but it will also help save the environment. You could also try installing a new faucet, which can also be of the water-conserving variety. There is a big market for these kinds of projects. One need only browse through the many isles that feature such fixtures down at their local home improvement store.

4. You could always try installing new flooring. This is probably the most difficult project of the bunch, but it is within your reach with the right tools. Try a small section first in a test area to determine whether you think you could go all the way with it. Laminate flooring tends to be the easiest to install, with tile flooring and carpeting being much more difficult. This is one of the best ways to transform the look and feel of any room, but also one of the most difficult to do as well.

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