What are the Different Options for DIY Remodeling?

Patti Kate
Patti Kate
Many people choose to install drywall when remodeling a room.
Many people choose to install drywall when remodeling a room.

There are infinite possibilities for do-it-yourself or DIY remodeling, depending upon the area of the home or property involved. For private home remodeling, a good place to begin is to undertake a complete or partial kitchen remodel. Options may include restoring or replacing cabinets, installing new light fixtures, or laying down new flooring. Bathroom DIY remodeling may offer many possibilities, especially if a home has old plumbing. Remodeling can also mean converting a basement into a guest room or recreation room.

Installing a new faucet can be an easy way to start remodeling a kitchen or bathroom.
Installing a new faucet can be an easy way to start remodeling a kitchen or bathroom.

A partially finished or completely finished basement can provide an opportunity for a remodeling project the entire family can benefit from. If the basement area is free of water damage and it is at least partially finished, a DIY remodeling option would be to renovate the area to use as an extra room. Options may include installing drywall and paneling, as well as full carpeting or area rugs. Before you begin installing any type of carpet, you'll need to install floor panels.

There are many options in DIY remodling.
There are many options in DIY remodling.

Before attempting a DIY remodel of a basement, including floors and walls, a person with limited experience should do some research. An Internet search may provide complete instructions and information on materials needed for such a project. A good idea for perspective do-it-yourself builders is to assess the basement area thoroughly for potential issues or problems to be corrected before beginning a remodeling project.

Remodeling a kitchen is considered to be one of the most expensive home-improvement projects.
Remodeling a kitchen is considered to be one of the most expensive home-improvement projects.

DIY remodeling can provide many options in the kitchen as well. Replacing an older faucet can give a kitchen an entirely new look. Even if an older faucet is still working with no major problems, an outdated look can make a kitchen appear dreary and old. Light fixtures, or overhead fluorescent lighting, may also give an older kitchen a perky face lift.

A new coat of paint is an easy DIY way to brighten up a room.
A new coat of paint is an easy DIY way to brighten up a room.

Another option for DIY remodeling in the kitchen is replacing worn or torn tiled flooring. Options may include hardwood floors, linoleum, or even bamboo. For budget-minded individuals, a laminate floor may be a good option. For beauty and elegance, a marble floor might provide the right touch.

The bathroom is a room where many DIY remodeling projects begin. Options here may include replacing bathroom faucets, a sink, or even the toilet. For the creative do-it-yourself aficionado, installing a hot tub can be a rewarding project. More options for DIY remodeling of the bathroom may include converting a standard bathtub into an enclosed shower.

Safety gear is important when taking on a DIY remodeling project.
Safety gear is important when taking on a DIY remodeling project.

Other options in remodeling for the do-it-yourself enthusiast include landscaping projects and patio restoration projects. Adding a patio deck, or simply adding an overhead covering can be a remodeling project that enhances the outdoor appearance of a home significantly. Repaving a driveway is another option for the do-it-yourself devotee. Only limited by one's imagination, DIY remodeling can open up a world of possibilities.

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    • Many people choose to install drywall when remodeling a room.
      By: yellowj
      Many people choose to install drywall when remodeling a room.
    • Installing a new faucet can be an easy way to start remodeling a kitchen or bathroom.
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      Installing a new faucet can be an easy way to start remodeling a kitchen or bathroom.
    • There are many options in DIY remodling.
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      There are many options in DIY remodling.
    • Remodeling a kitchen is considered to be one of the most expensive home-improvement projects.
      By: Wollwerth Imagery
      Remodeling a kitchen is considered to be one of the most expensive home-improvement projects.
    • A new coat of paint is an easy DIY way to brighten up a room.
      By: Wollwerth Imagery
      A new coat of paint is an easy DIY way to brighten up a room.
    • Safety gear is important when taking on a DIY remodeling project.
      By: Ilia Shcherbakov
      Safety gear is important when taking on a DIY remodeling project.
    • Laminate flooring is an inexpensive alternative to hardwood flooring.
      By: Konstantin Sutyagin
      Laminate flooring is an inexpensive alternative to hardwood flooring.
    • Many homeowners choose to remodel an unfinished basement.
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      Many homeowners choose to remodel an unfinished basement.
    • Bathrooms can be updated by replacing the sinks and faucets.
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      Bathrooms can be updated by replacing the sinks and faucets.
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      Most kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects will require only basic plumbing skills.