home improvement

5 Ideas for Adding Security to Your Home with Outdoor Lighting

5 Ideas for Adding Security to Your Home with Outdoor Lighting | Diary of a DIYer

Having a well-lit exterior is a simple way to add security to your home. From your front porch to the back patio, providing adequate light is key to having a safe and beautiful environment.

Keep reading to learn how to add safety—and style—to your home with outdoor lighting.

How to Refresh Your Shower Without Breaking the Bank

How to Refresh Your Shower Without Breaking the Bank | Diary of a DIYer | Learn how you can improve your shower without having to knock down walls.

Who doesn’t want a luxurious shower with plenty of room for you and all your products? Many homeowners think that in order to achieve that, you need to go through a complete bathroom remodel. That’s not always the case.

Before you call up a contractor to tear up the room, here are a few ways to update your shower without breaking the bank!

Smart Tips for Saving Big on Your Energy Bill This Winter

Smart Tips for Saving Big on Your Energy Bill This Winter | Diary of a DIYer

With energy costs rising and the usage of electronic appliances increasing, many homes are seeing a bump in their home’s energy cost. But it doesn’t have to be that way – there are plenty of projects around your home to help minimize energy usage and keep your home running efficiently throughout the year.

How to Choose the Right Countertops for Your Kitchen Remodel

How to Choose the Right Countertops for Your Kitchen Remodel | The Diary of a DIYer

Remodeling your kitchen is a big undertaking. It requires a lot of planning and smart decision making to create a functional space where you can cook comfortably while spending time with family.

Choosing countertops can be a bit of a challenge and brings up a few questions. What’s right for your kitchen? What’s right for you and your family? Keep reading to learn how to choose the right countertops for your kitchen remodel.

How to Make Your Own Mid-Century Modern Furniture

How to Make Your Own DIY Mid-Century Modern Furniture | Diary of a DIYer

DIY mid-century modern furniture seems like a lofty idea, but in reality, making your own can be easier than you think. Remember, this style is known for its simple and timeless design – so nothing horribly difficult as long as you have some basic woodworking skills and a true do-it-yourself spirit.   

Thanksgiving Home Prep: 6 Simple Projects to Tackle Before Turkey Day

Prepping your home for Thanksgiving can be done in six simple steps. | Diary of a DIYer

Thanksgiving: It’s a different kind of meal prep.

With a little over a week until the big turkey dinner, the pressure to host a great Thanksgiving is on. Odds are your menu is finalized, but is your home ready to handle all the guests walking through the front door?

Keep reading to find six simple home prep projects that you’ll have no trouble finishing by Thanksgiving.

7 Home Improvement Projects for the End of the Summer

7 Home Improvement Projects for the End of the Summer | Diary of a DIYer

Summer is soon coming to a close. It’s a sad time for some, but others (me) couldn’t be more excited to welcome back some milder weather. Maybe there were projects on your radar that didn’t get finished (or started for that matter), but what’s a better time than now to get to the grindstone?

Now that Labor Day has passed and the kids are back at school, here are 7 late-summer home improvement projects to tackle before fall hits.

Out of Sight: Popular Ways to Use Access Panels

Out of Sight: Popular Ways to Use Access Panels | Diary of a DIYer

Living up to their name, access panels provide behind-the-scenes access to the concealed areas in your walls. They’re commonly used in the building and plumbing industries, but installing one yourself is a simple DIY project.

How to Refresh Your Bathroom with $100

How to Refresh Your Bathroom with $100 | Diary of a DIYer

If you’re just getting your feet wet in the home décor world, a quick bathroom update is an ideal project to start with. Refreshing your bathroom can make all the difference, and better yet, you don’t have to spend an unreasonable amount of money.

So, do you have an extra Benjamin laying around to take on this project? I promise, that’s all it’ll take to give your bath a quick update. Keep reading to find out which updates will give you the most bang for your buck.