DiY Home Remodeling Is On The Rise Amidst A Wave Of Increased Costs On Building Supplies

     2022 has just started and already we are seeing a trend of rapidly increasing DiY remodeling. When faced with the competitive housing market, bidding wars, and the increasing cost of bulding supplies, many buyers are concerned with buying homes in need of remodeling and updating. With many people working from home, social media use is at an all time high. Social Media influencers are showing that remodeling on a budget without sacrificing quality is very much a possibility.

     With a little bit of research and many helpful tips to be discovered, many home owners are making a big impact on their old outdated designs, without a big impact on their pocketbooks. Among these tips are low to no-cost improvements ranging from increasing the natural lighting of rooms, lighter paint colors to expand to open a room up, removing carpet to reveal original wood floors, refinishing wood floors by hand, and refinishing thrift store items for a whole new aesthetic. Minor tweaks like furniture arrangement can make a huge difference on potential buyers looking to purchase your current home, focusing more on design rather than functionality. Low cost Ikea furniture can be custom finished creating a one of a kind piece. Many DiY’ers are turning to community apps such as Next Door or Facebook Marketplace to sell old furniture and finishes rather than deal with the pain and frustration that can be a garage sale. Both of these options are also great places to score free unwanted building materials just waiting to be reutilized. Other destinations such as Reddit contain many sub-communities, or sub-reddits, where like minded people can gather to share their creations, help others create them for themselves, and even obtain advice on a particular space within their homes. Custom self-created artwork is another excellent example of how to update a room, forgoing outdated and tacky store bought items with something a little more personal and meaningful.

     With so many places to look for inspiration to rennovate and remodel your new place, or even your existing one, theres little reason to worry about buying a fixer-up’er if it fullfills your dream of home ownership. With the right real estate team, you can even save money on your purchase, even in this market, and put those savings to good use. 2022 is set to be a big year in DIY, and the year is only getting started.