The biggest cost in any construction related project are material and labor. While material costs can be lowered down using less expensive material or searching for sale or clearance, labor cost normally the same or probably more if the project takes longer, depending on the agreement and what comes up during the project.
Most of us would like to update a home with minimal cost. Depending on level of difficulties, certain home update projects can be done using DIY method. There are some materials out there that are created to make DIYers lives so much easier. These products require very minimum skill due to its easy application and most importantly, it doesn’t break your bank.
Peel and Stick / Removable Wallpaper
The easiest way to change a look in a room is to change the wall color. It can be by new paint color or put up a wallpaper. Do not think of the big piece of wallpaper with smelly glue that is hard to take off when you decide to change it. There’s a removable wallpaper which is also known as a peel and stick wallpaper. Whether you are a homeowner, a landlord or a renter, this removable wallpaper will change the look of your room without creating any major significant damage and doesn’t need extraordinary skill to apply it. Since it’s peel and stick and it’s a paper, it is definitely a DIY friendly product. It comes in various colors and patterns. If you can’t find any patterns that you like, you can custom order it. There are some websites where you can design your own wallpaper like spoonflower, pickawall, muralsyourway or designyourwall.
Other than walls, floor is the biggest space in the room that will have a significant affect once you change it. Carpet tiles is the easiest to use to change the floor. It’s peel and stick and you only need a razor blade to cut it. Just like wallpaper, it comes with different color, patterns and shapes. Or you can be creative and create your own pattern by using different color tiles. This is budget friendly and I find it very fun to work with in a kids room or playroom. If it’s worn out, simply peel off the tile and replace it with a new one. You don’t have to pull out carpet in a whole room.
Peel and Stick Tiles
It seems like a lot of things come in peel and stick type of products lately. These peel and stick tiles are useful to change backsplash in the kitchen. If you think your kitchen needs a little update, you can consider this peel and stick tiles. This DIY friendly product doesn’t need mortar, no mess, you can even cut it using a scissor. It only needs your creativity and your little effort to create a new look in your kitchen. You can find this at Home Depot or Lowes. Again, it comes in different colors and patterns, just use your imagination to achieve the look that you want.
Have a fun DIY days!