The beginning of a new year is a great time for homeowners to set goals for their next DIY home projects. Even if you don’t have a lot of skills when it comes to home remodeling, you can still take on these 4 easy home improvements.

DIY Home Projects: Install a Backsplash

If your kitchen or bathroom doesn’t already have a backsplash, this is a great DIY project to give the space character while also protecting the walls. There are a few ways to approach this project, depending on your skill. Peel-and-stick backsplash tiles are the easiest to install, and they come in a wide variety of colors, shapes, and designs. Installing a tile backsplash with grout takes more DIY skill but can still be completed over a weekend.

Change Out Cabinet Hardware

Simply changing the hardware on kitchen and bathroom cabinets and drawers is one of the quickest DIY projects to tackle. The most difficult part may be choosing the new knobs or pulls because there are endless options. Whether you choose sleek, modern hardware or hand-painted porcelain knobs, you’ll add decorative flair to your kitchen or bathroom with this project.

DIY Home Projects for the Front Door

Your home’s front door gets a lot of use, so it deserves some attention to help it look its best. If the door is sturdy and in good condition but a bit scuffed up, make it stand out with a new paint job. A bold color brings the door into focus and improves curb appeal. Finish the project by installing new hardware, like a new knocker, kickplate, and handle. If your current front door is made from wood, replace it with a stronger steel or fiberglass door that is also more energy-efficient.

Smart Home Technology

Installing smart home technology is an easy enough DIY project, but it does take an investment upfront. First, decide what you want to achieve with smart home technology.

Is the main purpose of making your home smart to boost home security or make it more efficient? Would you like to reduce risk by being alerted when your smoke detector goes off or if your washing machine is leaking? Perhaps you simply want the convenience of being able to control devices and appliances by speaking to them. Define your goals and then read reviews to find the systems that will work best for your needs.

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