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Get inspired: Use DIY culture to renovate your home

Posted on Monday, June 11, 2012 at 4:49:21 PM

It’s hard to miss the sudden explosion of DIY culture across the nation. Everywhere you look, people are expounding about their latest craft or reclaiming activities. While some individuals have profited from this movement by opening small businesses and selling their wares, others are making dedicated efforts to improve their homes.

If you’re on a tight budget or love reclaimed materials and shabby chic décor, you may want to use home improvement financing to renovate your home. Getting your hands dirty and putting sweat and effort into the improvement process can give you a sense of accomplishment. Here are three potential projects to consider trying:

1. Refinish the wood floor. If you have wood floors under a carpet, consider pulling the carpet up and starting a sanding and staining process.

2. Build built-ins. There is almost never enough storage in a home. Use your imagination and get the power tools out to construct your very own built-ins.

3. Rehab the fireplace. Many older homes have fire places that are out of commission. If you’re not planning to hire a professional, consider painting, tiling or framing the fireplace to make it stand out as an architectural statement.ADNFCR-16001052-ID-800794163-ADNFCR