Balling on a Budget: DIY

by Alisha Johnson, Ensley Branch Library

If you are experiencing first-of-the-year blues with bills and all, but you want to make some improvements to your home, there are tons of DIY resources out there to assist you. You don’t need a fat budget to give your home or yourself a New Year’s boost. Financially, you can invest a little and get major, impressive returns on your investment. You can decorate your home for less with savvy ideas that create affordable updates and learn a new skill in the process. Here are just a few ideas to help you get started:

  • Use what you have to get what you want (repurpose household items
  • Change out your fixtures
  • Add a coat of paint to the walls- add a pop of color
  • Use cheaper materials that look like the real thing

And check out these resources at your local library:
300 Home Improvement Tips for Working Smarter, Safer, Greener by Fran J. Donegan
100 Weekend Projects Anyone Can Do: Easy, Practical Projects Using Basic Tools and Standard Materials 
Do-It-Yourself Basics: Save Money, Solve Problems, Improve Your Home: The Basics Everyone Can Master