Easy DIY Remodeling Ideas & Projects

When you think remodeling ideas, no doubt you think months of dust and headache, and lot’s of big contractor fees. Did you know that there are some house renovation projects that you may be able to DIY? Thanks to some amazing bloggers, we found some step by step tutorials for easy DIY remodeling ideas & projects that you can do to make your home something special! So let’s get to it!



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Young House Love‘ has a complete (and I mean complete!) tutorial for this DIY board and batten wall that they completed for $57. Yep. Really. I love this look, it adds so much character to boring walls, especially a hallway.

Easy DIY Remodel Projects


Want to close in a garage or an attic to add a new room to your home? You will need to know how to drywall! I have actually done this people, and I will tell you -it’s best to have two people, and take your time to get the seams smooth. Being detail oriented here pays off, you will have much more professional finish in the end. But I actually really enjoyed taping! Try this tutorial from ‘Family Handyman‘.



This next project amazed me, ’cause they did it for around $20! Let ‘Farm Fresh Vintage Finds ‘(Beth and her Hubby!) show you how to build a barn door with this great DIY home projects tutorial. Hint: They used fence boards! Yes, you heard me, this amazing door was made with cheap fence boards. Love this!



Mandi from ‘Tidbits from the Tremaynes‘ did this DIY wood plank floor, by herself! And better yet, she used plywood. Yep, cheap plywood. I know, you just gotta know how she did this floor for $60, right?  These type of DIY remodeling ideas on a budget really make it easy to do it yourself!



Our next one is an amazing DIY backsplash with a natural stone product by Molly at ‘Stilettos and Diapers‘. They did this whole project from a veneer stone they found at Lowe’s. You have to click through and check this out, and they have great instructions for this easy DIY project for the home. Simple DIY kitchen remodel and update.

Easy DIY Remodel Projects


From ‘Mandy Jean Chic‘, this DIY pallet wall was free. Yep, free. The hardest part of this project, according to Mandy, was taking apart the pallets. If you’ve have ever done a pallet project, you already know this. 😉  And if you haven’t, make sure you learn tips and tricks from the bloggers who have, like Mandy Jean! Because it will make the whole thing go smoother…trust us. Love this DIY bathroom remodel and wall!

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Ever wish you had some great architecture in your home, maybe even some amazing wood beams? Well them jump on over to the tutorial at ‘Jenna Sue Design‘ for this DIY faux wood beam project! These are the type of DIY remodeling ideas that could make an amazing difference in your home! Lot’s of step by step photos and instruction here too.


That a great start to your home remodeling plans! Pick a project, get brave, and try! If you enjoyed reading our post on Easy DIY Remodeling Ideas, then be sure to check out Tiny Bathroom Makeovers and DIY Murphy Beds! Also check out DIY Baseboard Ideas, Molding & Trim over at TBD!

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Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates & Steve Bates (co-owners) – Woodard Bates Media LLC consisting of three blogs: TheBudgetDecorator.com, OhMeOhMyBlog.com and TheGardenGlove.com.

Kathy Bates’ previous writing credits include:

Former home decorating expert for Lifetime TV, Galtime and Country Woman Magazine.

Her book spent time at #1 on Amazon’s Home & Garden Topseller List in 2002.

Published or featured in numerous national publications, including:

Country Sampler’s Decorating Ideas magazine, Woman’s Day magazine, HGTV, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Marketwatch, Decorating Solutions magazine, Decorating Ideas magazine, The Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City News, The Oklahoman, Akron Beacon Journal, Pensacola News Journal and The Telegraph.


  1. January 11, 2018 / 4:18 am

    I just found your site accidentally on someone else’s Pinterest that I just happened to look at after they looked at mine. You have some awesome ideas!!! So glad I saw it, made my day.

    • Kathy Woodard
      January 11, 2018 / 3:27 pm

      Thank you Barbara!

  2. Sue
    February 10, 2017 / 9:41 am

    About the barn door-while the wood for the door itself may have only cost about $20, the slider fixtures cost a fortune

    • Tiff
      April 24, 2018 / 9:44 am

      Agreed!!! I love this idea but can’t bring myself to pay for the hardware. 🙁

  3. Karen
    January 3, 2017 / 7:14 am

    Good idea with the plywood flooring but you really should remove the baseboards first then replace them to cover the uneven edges of the boards.It will make the job more professional and clean looking.

  4. Rachel
    January 14, 2016 / 3:26 pm

    While I agree with some of these, I beg you all to NEVER just cover something up. Never just throw a new floor over an old floor, unless you’re throwing carpet over wood. I have a “cover up” house and I hate it.We have 3 layers deep of different shades of wood paneling. The pastor ceiling was falling down, so they put up drop ceiling to hide it. I’d rather bought a house where everything was ripped down then covered up! But I love my house; it has old charm.

    • Tammy Anderson
      February 28, 2017 / 11:15 am

      I agree! We bought an older home that had been a rental, and it was such a pain to take off layers in order to update and do everything correctly! NEVER just cover something up! So much work down the road.

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