Home Projects That Every DIY Beginner Should Start With

When it comes to making improvements around the home, you come to a point where you want to do it yourself. However, you don’t want to bite off more than you can chew.

If you are just getting started with DIY home projects, there are a few you should do first.

Creating a Patio

Having a patio in your backyard is a great way to extend your indoor space to your outdoor space. You have somewhere to sit, entertain, and enjoy your backyard.

The best part is that you can create a patio yourself. As you get started, you first need to determine the size and placement of your patio.

Then you need to excavate the space where your patio will be. Once the area is prepared, you begin layering different materials. Start with landscaping fabric, which keeps weeds away. Next, you will layer base rock and then sand.

Each of these layers needs to be packed down. Finally, you will lay the pavers. There are lots of designs and materials you can use for this step. Lastly, you need to seal your patio.


If you’re looking for a smaller project to start with, then consider redecorating. When you redecorate, you have the chance to completely change the style of a room.

You can simply change out decorations or you can replace furniture, repaint walls, and more.

If you’re just beginning, start with one room to work on. Renovating a bedroom is a great place to begin.

Your bedroom should be decorated to fit your personality and needs. Think about what you want to get out of your bedroom renovation. Is it a relaxing space? A space to express yourself? Decide on the colors and styles you want to have represented in the room.

Redecorating can allow you to reinvent a space and breathe new life into it.

Refinish Furniture

A fun project to start with is refinishing a piece of furniture.

This is a great project to do if you have some old furniture that you are considering getting rid of or if you have found an affordable second-hand piece that needs work. When you refinish a piece of furniture, you can restore it to what it once was or you can completely change and update it.

When getting started, you should first determine what state the piece is in. Will you need to make any repairs for it to be functional? Once your piece is ready, start by thoroughly cleaning it.

You can then update your piece by painting it, recovering it, and more.

Doing projects yourself gives you a great sense of accomplishment. You also get to learn many valuable lessons along the way. As you get started with home improvement DIY projects, make sure you start easy and only do what you can handle.

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Dorothy Watson

Dorothy Watson is a retired Home Stager who loves sharing her tips, how-to's and styling hacks with anyone who wants to make their home & garden look better than their neighbors.

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