Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people spent more time in their homes than ever before. This resulted in do-it-yourself home projects skyrocketing in popularity. Whether you’ve been looking for new ways to spruce up your home, or just want a project to keep you busy, check out these intermediate skill level DIY projects.
Refinishing your tub is a great way to spruce up your bathroom and give you a new feel. A refinished tub done properly will totally change how you feel about the cleanliness of your bathroom. As with most things, according to The Spruce, 75 percent of the job is prep work. Be patient as you remove fixtures, scrub the tub with a razor to get rid of extra grime, dull the surface with etching powder and then sand. Once you have finished sanding, be sure to clean it with a tack cloth and tape the caulking. Finally, you can apply the primer, paint, and remove your tape.
Depending on the material, floors need to be replaced every 3–10 years. Flooring generally lasts longer with the more durable the material is: tile, wood, etc. If you are looking to freshen up old flooring, or give your home a new look, you can add new floors on your own. If you want it done well, every project is going to require attention to detail. According to Pierce Design + Build, installing your own hardwood floors requires knowing how to take accurate measurements. However, this is a project that is totally doable for intermediate DIYers who have patience to work through the process.
If your cabinets are looking rough and you don’t quite have the budget to replace them, consider a new coat of paint or stain. Painting cabinets in your kitchen or bathroom is a project that is doable for most people and immediately changes the aesthetic of your space. According to Scott McGillivray, cabinets take work and patience. But with attention to detail throughout the sanding, cleaning, painting, and finishing processes, you will be very pleased with the result. Update your kitchen in a fantastic way with a splash of color and fresh-looking cabinets.
Part of the satisfaction that comes from DIY projects is knowing how much effort you put into something. The level of effort will always show in your final presentation. With an intermediate skill level, you can refinish your tub, put in new floors, and paint cabinets for a high-effort, high-reward finished product.
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