DIY Projects for Beginners

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Do-It-Yourself home improvement projects are a great way to save money and add equity to a house, but what about homeowners without renovation experience? This month’s “You Can Do It! The DIY Beginner’s Guide” spotlight from, the comprehensive website for homeowners from the National Association of Realtors®, features four articles containing information, tips and advice on the right tools and projects for DIYers of any experience level.

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Here are some of HouseLogic’s suggestions for DIY beginners:

These 7 Knock-Out Projects Will Make You Say, “Yes I Can! Many homeowners dream of taking on a DIY project, but the reality can be intimidating. HouseLogic lists seven projects that even rookie DIYers can tackle with ease, such as building a Pinterest-worthy window seat for only a couple hundred dollars in an afternoon.

The 9 Super-Useful Tools Every DIYer Needs. Real home improvement projects require higher caliber tools than the sewing kit tape measure and a hammer. Check out HouseLogic’s list of tools every DIYer should have on hand, including two pairs of safety goggles – one for the homeowner and one for the person they convince to help!

5 Doable DIY Projects To Send Your Home Equity Soaring. For homeowners who want the greatest return on their DIY investment, not just any project will do. HouseLogic has a list of projects that bring lots of value to a home without breaking the bank, such as putting up a steel front door yourself, which can recoup up to 600 percent of the cost at sale.

7 Photos of DIY’d Garages That Will Make You Say “OMG!” A garage can become a dumping ground for everything from holiday decorations to those clothes that should have been put in the donation bin a year ago. Check out HouseLogic’s suggestions for transforming a cluttered garage into an organized and attractive space, with ideas like using color-coordinated storage bins to keep everything neatly arranged, while bringing a pop of color to a usually dark part of a home.

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