A beginners guide to fun home projects

by Lee Joseph 01/18/2023

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DIY home projects can be a super affordable way to give your home the boost it deserves. From growing your own veggies to repurposing old furnishings, there are countless exciting ways to enhance your space with DIY projects.

Grow your own food

Having fresh fruits, veggies and herbs right at home can save money on grocery bills. You can keep a small garden outdoors, but plenty of herbs can be grown indoors if you don’t have the yard space. Keeping a garden lets you grow your own food and also allows you to directly interact with nature, which is proven to have a positive impact on your physical and mental health. 

Some easy and beginner fruits and veggies to grow include: 

  • Green beans.
  • Lettuce.
  • Kale. 
  • Strawberries.
  • Tomatoes. 

It's best to do research on the plants ahead of time to have proper care instructions. Once your plants are grown and beautiful, you get delicious food and the satisfaction of saving money on groceries.

Reupholster secondhand furniture

Many older furniture pieces have great foundations. However, the fabric on them may be worse for wear. Give older secondhand furniture new life by reupholstering it with new fabric. Not only can you give new life to an unused piece, you can customize it to fit your personal design style. 

Hang a simple floating shelf

Making a floating shelf is a great way to add stylish organization to your home. This DIY project can be done with plywood and basic tools. You can spray paint the plywood a shade of your choosing to match the aesthetic of the space, and then set them up accordingly. Items such as a home office photo or figurine can sit nicely on this display space. 

Ready to start your next project? Whether you’re refreshing your dining room furniture or adding a personalized wall photo, these simple DIY home projects can be a fun and budget friendly way to enhance your home.

About the Author
Author

Lee Joseph

  

This is my 37th year in real estate and I love what I do! I enjoy making the American Dream of home ownership a reality. I believe in always being on the cutting edge of anything new in my industry and as a result, hold the national designations of ABR (Accredited Buyer Rep), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), and SRES (Senior Residential Specialist). I received the Natalie Quinlan Distinguished Service Award in 2017, Realtor of the Year Award in 2013 and the Realtors Choice Award in 2010. I currently hold the Coldwell Banker President's Elite Award and the Central Massachusetts Association of Realtors Diamond Level Award. I believe in giving back to our industry and serve on many committees for RACM including Professional Standards (which I have also Chaired), Nominating Committee and Strategic Planning. I am currently President Elect and a member of the Executive Team. In the community, I am on the Board of Directors for Boys and Girls Club and Chair of Board Development Committee. I also enjoy supporting the performing arts and especially the Hanover Theatre. As Founding Members, my husband and I sat on various committees and enjoy attending as many performances as we can. I am a Shrewsbury resident and have raised two daughters who have enjoyed and benefited from an education from the Shrewsbury Public School system. I practice seller and buyer representation, new construction, and relocation.

Lee Joseph, ABR, CRS & SRES