More Home Improvements for Newbie DIYers Like Me! | Jennifer Mackay

Posted by Jennifer Mackay - Owner on Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 at 6:49am.

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Continuing our DIY home project list, here are a few more project ideas that anyone can complete with little to no experience

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Easy DIY Projects

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Garden Archway

How about a no weld metal garden arch trellis you can make out of steel rebar for about $25!

When you’re done, you can cover it with climbing plants/vines for an attractive addition to your garden.

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Bird Feeder

Enjoy the best bird life your yard can provide by making one or more of these easy projects.

It's also a great project for kids and the whole family. Everyone can make one for a specific type of bird and place them in your yard for hours of communing with nature in your own back yard.


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Timber Garden Arbor

A timber garden arbor can be a relaxing get away, quiet retreat or lawn sculpture that you enjoy through out the year.

Add a few outdoor benches, perhaps a home made swing or Adirondack chairs and you've got yourself a lovely get away nook in your yard.


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Garage Door Makeover

Why pay retail prices for the look of a traditional carriage-house garage door when you can do it yourself with your newly found DIY skills.

You can find DIY plans online and can make your own using a standard garage door.

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Self Watering Planter

Save water and grow healthier veggies and flowers with a self-watering planter.

You can even add a timer to water when you're not home.

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Plant a Tree

Yes, you can plant a tree and it's not that difficult.

Make sure your new tree gets off to a good start by researching the proper method and tips for planting one in your yard.

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Garage Wall Storage

Create more storage space in your garage for tools, garden equipment, toys and more.

There are many free plans available to help guide you through adding more storage space in your garage.

You can even add storage space/shelves in the space between the ceiling and garage door.

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Built-In Deck Planters

Adding planters to a deck, helps create additional privacy, as well giving the outdoor space the feel of a separate room.

You can get full plans for building deck planters from many websites.

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Toy Storage Bins

Storage bins are great for sports gear and can neatly manage all kinds of miscellaneous clutter. You can store kid stuff, sports equipment and more.

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DIY Fire Pit

Building a fire pit in your backyard is a lot easier than you might think.

However, make sure to check with the local building inspector for any necessary permits or set backs required!

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Ceiling Light Fixture

There's very little stopping you from changing out an overhead light fixture. Most come with instructions of how to mount the fixture correctly and safely. Even if you’ve never attempted an electrical project before, you can install a ceiling fixture by following the instructions that come with the fixture.

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Platform Deck

A ground level deck is an attractive, simple option for expanding your outdoor living space. It’s not connected to a house, doesn’t require deep footings and can be placed anywhere in your yard.

It doesn’t require stairs or railings making this a labor-saving alternative to a standard deck.

It’s easy as well and helps to build up those all important building skills which will allow you to this project, over a weekend!

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Outdoor Storage Bench

This is a simple box made from four frames with legs that wrap around the corners.

The panels that fill the frames can be plywood with waterproof fabric stapled over them.

Outdoor storage benches are easy to customize, as well. Change the dimensions to suit your needs, or stain the wood to match your deck or paint it to match your house.

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Outdoor and Deck Lighting

Installing low-voltage lighting systems does not require special electrical skills.

Many systems simply plug into an existing electrical outlet.

These lighting systems help highlight outdoor and deck features and adds ambiance to the area.


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