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Simple & satisfying home projects to try

by Kathy Ballowe 05/22/2023

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DIY home projects can be a super affordable way to give your home the boost it deserves. From growing your own veggies to repurposing old furnishings, there are countless exciting ways to enhance your space with DIY projects.

Grow your own food

Having fresh fruits, veggies and herbs right at home can save money on grocery bills. You can keep a small garden outdoors, but plenty of herbs can be grown indoors if you don’t have the yard space. Keeping a garden lets you grow your own food and also allows you to directly interact with nature, which is proven to have a positive impact on your physical and mental health. 

Some easy and beginner fruits and veggies to grow include: 

  • Green beans.
  • Lettuce.
  • Kale. 
  • Strawberries.
  • Tomatoes. 

It's best to do research on the plants ahead of time to have proper care instructions. Once your plants are grown and beautiful, you get delicious food and the satisfaction of saving money on groceries.

Reupholster secondhand furniture

Many older furniture pieces have great foundations. However, the fabric on them may be worse for wear. Give older secondhand furniture new life by reupholstering it with new fabric. Not only can you give new life to an unused piece, you can customize it to fit your personal design style. 

Hang a simple floating shelf

Making a floating shelf is a great way to add stylish organization to your home. This DIY project can be done with plywood and basic tools. You can spray paint the plywood a shade of your choosing to match the aesthetic of the space, and then set them up accordingly. Items such as a home office photo or figurine can sit nicely on this display space. 

Ready to start your next project? Whether you’re refreshing your dining room furniture or adding a personalized wall photo, these simple DIY home projects can be a fun and budget friendly way to enhance your home.

About the Author

Kathy Ballowe

Kathy Ballowe is a local REALTOR® with Charter One Realty. A military family member, she is proud to call the Lowcountry home. She is very familiar with the area as she has lived in Bluffton, SC since 2004. Having lived and worked in this area, she is very familiar with Beaufort and Jasper counties in South Carolina as well as the greater Savannah area. 

Kathy is a designated Senior Real Estate Specialist and enjoys helping meet the special needs of maturing Americans when selling, buying, relocating, or refinancing residential or investment properties. Whether needing to downsize or move to a facility, she will be there every step of the way for the needs of her clients. Kathy is also a designated Military Relocation Professional. Being a military spouse, she has intimate understanding of the unique situation of military personnel and their families. She will not hesitate to go the extra mile for you.

Clients say what they most appreciate about working with Kathy is her patience, her marketing and negotiating skills, her low-pressure approach with them yet tenacious demeanor on their behalf, and her commitment from the beginning to the end of the transaction and beyond. She has the ability to not iust listen, but to understand what the client wants to accomplish. Whether you're buying or selling, Kathy is a REALTOR® you can always depend on.