Many people are still bound (or, rather, re-bound) to their homes and growing tired of their pandemic-necessitated hobbies.
Are we still baking banana bread around the clock?
According to Tik Tok...no. Trends and hobbies that are garnering much attention nowadays include crocheting, simplified pasta recipes, and home improvement projects.
Lucky for us, home improvements reign supreme on the platform! Ahead: 6 DIY tips, hot-off-the-TikTok-presses, that will totally alter your space.
Here we go...
Panel an Accent Wall
DIY home improvement does not have to be complicated. Paneling is an easy way to elevate your home and @smashingdiy proves that in this quick tutorial. The tools required? Minimal. The finished product? Maximum perfection.
Oh...and it only cost her $100.
Facelift, Anyone? Limewash Your Home’s Exterior
@handy_amandy is a female DIY-er who effortlessly transforms her home in 60 seconds or less.
Alright...not entirely true.
But she does show us what a $12 bucket of Limewash, a paddle mixer, and brush can do for a quick home makeover. Limewashing is similar to painting--just the materials required are a little different. Lime putty, a concoction made from hydrated lime, and water round out the toolkit.
Applying the mixture is a quick and cheap way to make your home look and feel new. And bonus points: she shows us how she enhances her light fixtures with a dark bronze coat—a cheaper alternative to purchasing all new lights.
Bring the Brick Wall to You
Interior brick walls are an extremely popular feature, offering an urban vibe no matter what type of home you have. If you’re not looking to move but crave that aesthetic--bring the brick wall to you!
@newbuild_newlyweds demonstrates how this is possible in a quick TikTok tutorial, with the full-length tutorial available on their Instagram*. This one requires a solid toolkit so, if you’re lacking in that department, hit up your neighbors for the goods.
*Their IG handle is @newbuild_newlyweds. Just scroll through their highlights 'til you see DIY Brick Wall.
Refresh Your Cabinets
Kitchen and bathroom renovations are all the rage right now. That being the case, it’s no surprise that cabinet restorations and makeovers are a hot topic on TikTok.
Like most of us, @leahmmcvey wasn’t too thrilled about the idea of spending $4,000 on a cabinet revamp for her kitchen. So, she pulled a DIY. As you can see, with a little paint, handles, and some sanding, you can freshen up your space all on your own.
Tiling for Dummies
For a hot minute, TikTok was obsessed with tiling tables. While that trend has simmered down, DIY-ers still can’t quit tile. They’ve just traded tables for tips and tricks on tiling other areas of the home.
Upgrading the backsplash in bathrooms and kitchens is the most common TikTok DIY how-to, and @decorsnippets proves that it’s as easy as a peel-and-stick application—no tools required.
Down on the Floor
While a little more complicated than the peel-and-stick method mentioned above--allow us to assist you in elevating your tile floor game. There are countless videos of users chipping away at their old, worn-out flooring, but we recommend checking out @ournestonpowell's quick and informative video on how to start that destruction process.
How ‘bout them knee pads?
Eager to jump into a new project but not ready to drop a bundle on the required tools? We feel you.
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