Elle Decor19 Things to Buy for Your Easy DIY Home Renovation ProjectsApril 14, 2021 at 2:30 PM1/2019 Things to Buy for Your Easy DIY Home Renovation ProjectsIf you’ve spent the majority of the past year at home, you’ve probably been paying more attention to your surroundings. You’re not alone. A survey from Fixr, a resource for cost and hiring advice for home remodeling projects, found that 68% percent of homeowners have done more DIY projects during the coronavirus lockdown than in the past. Luckily, DIY doesn’t have to be expensive. There are plenty of small projects you can take on that will improve your living space. But the benefits don’t end there. A survey from CouponFollow, a homeowner savings resource, found that two of the top motivators for taking on home improvement projects during the pandemic are enjoyment (49%) and mental health (34%). Now that spring has arrived, you can also move some of your projects outside and update your landscaping and garden. While you’re outside, take a look and see if your outdoor space is ready for nicer weather. It’s no surprise that these days many people are focusing on creating outdoor rooms for safe entertaining and relaxing. If you’re feeling inspired to take on a DIY project, here are some ideas for where to start. A word of caution: Many homeowners have their share of stories of DIY projects gone wrong. It’s a good idea to do your research and start small. Before you retile your entire bathroom, try to look at smaller projects, like a vanity replacement or mirror redesign. These tools and supplies will not only make a difference for your space, but they may actually add some value if you’re looking to sell your home in the future. (blackCAT - Getty Images)2/203-Step Steel Lightweight Step Stool LadderGorilla Laddershomedepot.com$39.97Shop NowIf you’ve grown accustomed to standing on chairs to access hard-to-reach spots, it’s time to invest in a step stool, especially before you take on a DIY project. The 3-step steel step stool ladder is sturdy and can be stored easily. (homedepot.com)3/20100-Piece Home Repair Tool KitExcited Workamazon.com$39.97Shop NowYou may have gotten by with a screwdriver and a hammer, but if you’re diving into an assembly project, the last thing you want is to have to stop and run out to buy a necessary tool. The 100-piece set may have even more than you’ll ever use, but it’s better to be prepared. (amazon.com)4/20Naples 5-Piece Bathroom Hardware SetKingston Brasswayfair.com$121.70Shop NowA full bathroom remodel will require a professional, but there are plenty of things you can do to update your space. Start with your fixtures. These neutral accessories will transform your bathroom with a modern look. (wayfair.com)5/2020-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Compact Drill/Impact Combo KitDEWALThomedepot.com$229.00Shop NowWhether you’re assembling furniture or hanging a new TV, having a durable drill will make any project work more smoothly. The tools in the DeWalt cordless set will help you with surfaces where precision is key. (homedepot.com)6/20Fenton Woven Leather Accent Chairpotterybarn.com$799.00Shop NowIf you feel like your main living space needs an update, start off small and buy a piece of accent furniture. A modern piece can make all the difference. If you have an old chair that you’d like to transform, you can play around with fabrics for reupholstering. (potterybarn.com)7/20Terrace Teal Semi-Gloss Enamel Interior Paint & PrimerBEHR MARQUEEhomedepot.com$21.98Shop NowIf a piece of furniture just isn’t transforming your space enough, take a look at your walls. A neutral home is popular, but adding a pop of color with an accent wall (or two!) can actually brighten up your room more than you anticipated. Try different swatches to see what will complement your furniture. (homedepot.com)8/20Bella Crystal Flush Mountpotterybarn.com$299.00Shop NowA stylish light fixture can serve as the focal point of any room. If you’re in the midst of transforming your living room or kitchen, this is one area where you can really make a statement. You can also work on updating what you already have with rope, paint, and new bulbs. (potterybarn.com)9/20Red Oak Parquet Peel and Stick Vinyl Tile FlooringTrafficMASTERhomedepot.com$26.10Shop NowHardwood floor is a traditional look you’ll find in many homes, but it can be both pricey and time consuming to install. You can take this project on yourself by updating your current floors with vinyl tile flooring. It won’t take nearly as long as hiring a contractor, and you may be pleasantly surprised at how your floors elevate your entire room. (homedepot.com)10/20Moller Printed Box Cushion Sofa SlipcoverLark Manorwayfair.com$49.90Shop NowIf you’re not in the market for a new living room sofa set, it’s time to get crafty and look into sofa covers. They’re incredibly easy to use and allow you to change up the look and feel of your room without ever having to purchase a new piece of furniture. There are plenty of patterns and sizes to choose from. (wayfair.com)11/20Sorbus 2 Tier Floating ShelvesSorbuswalmart.com$22.99Shop NowStreamline your living room, home office, or bedroom by installing floating shelves. They’re easy to assemble and create a functional organizational element to any room. The wood finish will complement most existing decor. With many shapes and sizes, these multifunctional shelves can eliminate clutter, display photos, hold a small plant, and more. (walmart.com)12/20Matte Black Parow 3-3/4" Center to Center Handle PullFranklin Brasswayfair.com$4.50Shop NowChanging your cabinet hardware is a simple way to make a statement in your kitchen. Available in a cool, matte black finish or satin nickel, these pulls just require a few screws to instantly modernize your existing cabinets. (wayfair.com)13/20Sofia Rugs Carpet Runner StripsThe Sofia Rugsamazon.com$69.99Shop NowStairs runners and strips are an easy way to both protect your stairs and add a design element to your room. They come in many patterns and fabrics, but it’s important to consider how durable you need the material to be. Many sets of treads come with everything you need to install. (amazon.com)14/20Artncraft 12 Piece-Set Dotted Ceramic Cabinet KnobsArtncraftamazon.com$20.88Shop NowSo many cabinet knobs are in black, nickel, or bronze colors, but why not consider adding a pop of color to your room? These ceramic cabinet knobs are easy to install with a hand drill. The unique, handmade designs work well to modernize any existing drawers, cabinets, dressers, and cupboards. (amazon.com)15/20Mayne Fairfield Window Box PlanterMayneamazon.com78.91Shop NowNow that spring has arrived, it’s time to spend some energy on your outdoor space. Whether or not you have a large garden to work with, a window box planter is a sleek way to grow and display your flowers and plants. It’s easy to install and features a weather-proof construction. (amazon.com)16/20Countertop Organizerideaglassamazon.com$27.90Shop NowWhen your cupboards are full, it may seem like expanding your kitchen is the only way to achieve more storage space. These shelves can help make your cabinet space feel larger by helping you store different size products in a more organized fashion. (amazon.com)17/20Laundry Room OrganizerOrginnovations Incwayfair.com$293.90Shop NowYour laundry room may not get any traffic from your guests, but that doesn’t mean it should become a clutter zone. Instead of keeping detergent and baskets on the ground, this storage system is an innovative way to take advantage of your space. (wayfair.com)18/20ecobee with Voice Control Black Smart Smart Thermostatecobeelowes.com$199.00Shop NowToday’s smart thermostats don’t require an electrician, just a little bit of research. Whether you’re updating your existing thermostat with ecobee, Nest, Honeywell, or any other model, this high-tech feature is sure to add a more modern touch than your existing unit. (lowes.com)19/20Rhea 32 in. Floating Vanity in Grey with White Melamine BasinBelvedere Bathhomedepot.com$714.20Shop NowUpdating a bathroom involves major work (and a good plumber), so you’ll want to tackle some smaller-scale projects that don’t require any water lines. Installing a floating vanity can open up any bathroom with its clean lines and stylish edges. (homedepot.com)20/20Maura Storage Organizer Over the Door/Wall Mounted Jewelry Armoire with MirrorEbern Designswayfair.com$109.90Shop NowWhile storage may seem like more of a chore than a redesign, a well-organized room really has an impact on the overall look of your home. This over-the-door mirrored organizer doubles as a jewelry armoire, so you can clear off some space by removing jewelry boxes from your vanity or dresser. (wayfair.com)These updates will make a big difference in your living space—without breaking the bank.