Need to spruce up your current home? Looking for DIY home improvement ideas? No need for pricey home renovation. Take a look at these Older Home Improvement Ideas and budget-friendly DIY Home Improvement Renovations you can do all on your own!
Older Home Improvement Hacks
My family’s current home is just outside the District of Columbia, in Northern Virginia. The majority of homes here are fairly old, and some are straight-up historic. I’m not saying they are as old as the historic DC monuments, but they are pretty close (I’m kidding… mostly.) I can name some friends that are living in 50-year-old homes, and some even have 100-year-old homes. Several of the old homes out here are in such bad shape that they end up getting scrapped altogether. While our home isn’t quite as old as some, I’ve made it a point to preserve it as best I can so that it stands the test of time.
While I was hunting for a home here, I always had my Pinterest house goals and home improvement ideas in mind. Since most of the homes I was shown were older, I tried to envision the DIY home improvement renovations and upgrades that I’d implement. I wanted my post-renovation home to be a comfortable and beautiful space for my family of 7, but the renovations would also ultimately play a part in making an adequate profit on any future sale we might have. Pinterest quickly became my best friend for DIY Home Improvement Ideas, and I soon gathered an impressive “to-do” list of renovation inspiration.
This list started as my personal Pinterest vault of DIY home improvement goals. Since my board is hidden, I wanted to share it with all of you here! I hope you try out these DIY Home Improvement Hacks along with me to improve our collective home project by project, weekend by weekend. Without further ado, here are my favorite Pinterest home improvement ideas!
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Older Home Improvement Ideas and Hacks
Cassidy is my favorite when it comes to home improvement ideas. This $60 Carpet to Hardwood Stairs Home Improvement Hack is definitely on my home improvement to-do list!
I’ve found that the outlets in older homes always tend to be in the most inconvenient places. Hide all of those unsightly cords for under $10 with this burlap cord cover home improvement idea. We used a tan and white extension cord in our home in case of any peek-a-boo showing (though not necessary, I love this brand of cord and it is so affordable!)
It turns out, 50-year-old air grilles get pretty dirty! This DIY Home Improvement Air Vent Idea lends a clean, vintage look to any home, old or new.
I am doing this bathroom DIY home improvement idea ASAP! Repaint your bathroom tiles and add a beautiful touch with stencils! Repaint your builder grade beige tiles with this Home Improvement Tutorial. All the items you need are listed in the Hometalk post.
You need less than $50 to makeover your bathroom vanity with this easy DIY home improvement hack. Find the tutorial on DIY Vanity Makeover.
Old home cords lying around all over the place? Instead of spending your money on an electrification or having to learn to cut into the wall yourself, opt for this Quarter Round Cord Hack from Home Depot. It’s so easy to snake your cords through the baseboards to hide them without tearing up your walls.
An updated banister and painted stair rail makes your staircase pop with a colorful accent. Paint the spindles white and the handrail black for a modern, clean look. It won’t take up loads of your time, either! Add a seagrass rug runner for chic bonus points.
Tired of your outdated yellow oak railing? You can also use General Finishes Java Gel to paint your banister for under $25. Win! Just tape around the edges with Green Frog Tape to protect your white spindles.
These were included in our home staging tips, too! If you’re painting in a tight space or up against a wall, try this hack. Tape construction paper on the wall to protect it from any stray paint. While we’re on the subject, download our home staging checklist! There are some great tips that can serve as home renovation ideas, too.
A bucket of paint and new hardware are all you need to switch up the warmth of your hallways. Painting gray interior doors gives your interior a cool, sleek look.
Vintage green bathrooms are actually beautiful — when styled the right way. If you’re not blessed with one from the get-go, here’s your sign to create it yourself. Don’t worry if you don’t have extra money lying around — this DIY home renovation project won’t break the bank. Joanna Gaines has blessed us with three ways to style green tile until you want to paint or replace it.
Fireplaces are another classic feature of older homes. I prefer an automatic fireplace, but my husband is partial to wood-burning ones. Most of these old homes favor his preferences, so I hunted down this White Wash Brick Fireplace Tutorial.
Our old cabinets could definitely use a refresh. In some spots, you can see where years of wear, tear, and layers of paint have accumulated. Upgrade Bathroom Cabinets with this Simple Home improvement Idea. Gorilla Wood Glue, wood pedestals, and scrap wood totally revamp these cabinets in this DIY home improvement tutorial!
Plantation shutters are my ultimate window goals, but I don’t have the budget for them yet. Still, I needed a way to redo our old window treatments. My house’s window curtains from 1960 were still in our home when we moved in — yikes! For a budget-friendly DIY home improvement upgrade, I went with budget friendly window treatments – light and airy IKEA white drapes, black curtain rods and natural bamboo shades.
I think we can all agree that popcorn ceilings are just awful. If you’re sick and tired of looking at your popcorn ceilings but can’t afford a total makeover, follow this tutorial to find out how to Easily Hide a Popcorn Ceiling. Bella Tucker’s entire kitchen and living space was done for under $500 with Styrofoam Ceiling Tiles. Take your ceilings from drab to fab!
This DIY home improvement project turns your outdated bathroom into your dream spa oasis. Paint Bathroom Tile with a Rust-Oleum Tile Transformation kit. Pink Little Notebook walks you through the entire process.
Full kitchen renovation landing outside your budget? Just follow these steps to replace and reface your kitchen cabinet doors with solid wood doors. This DIY home improvement project completely upgrades the entire look of your kitchen without the steep price of renovation!
Shutters can completely transform a home’s curb appeal. You can easily paint yours to refurbish the look of your home. Don’t have shutters, but still want the look? You can make your own home shutters with this tutorial.
This easy DIY home improvement project is so simple, but makes all the difference in the world. Replace all old switches with new style switches.
Ever wondered what those fake kitchen drawers were even for? Here’s one answer! Add towel bars to any of your fake kitchen drawers under the sink. That unused space becomes useful with this DIY home improvement tutorial!
Update the outdated half wall for added aesthetics AND extra storage space. Turn your half wall into a built-in bookcase with this DIY home improvement tutorial!
Guess what? You Can Tile Over Linoleum. Our is from 1960, so this is definitely on our to-do list. If you’re not ready to get all the way down to the concrete floors, this is a good fix for you.
These updated shower fixtures turn outdated fixtures new without the plumbing work. Total price? Just $35 for this cheap DIY home improvement hack!
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