Planning to hire a professional for home repairs? Save your money and repair anything in your home with these basic home repairs you can do yourself!
Easy and Simple Home Repairs You Can DIY Now
Maintaining a house sure isn't easy. I learned that the hard way. Thus, I am living proof that there are some home repairs you can certainly handle yourself even if you don't have experience at all, and even without the help of your husband. So, before calling a professional, take the time to assess the situation. Perhaps you might be able to solve the problem by learning how to do it yourself instead of paying a pro to do it. Anyhow, let’s check some easy home repairs you can do below:
There are plenty of DIY tips and tricks to keep your wood furniture and floors in tip top shape. We've previously compiled a list of these tricks!
2. Caulk like a Pro for DIY Home Repair
Are those gaps annoying you? Caulk away! Actually, I never knew caulking could be so easy. Thanks to this caulking guide, I can get rid of those gaps without anyone's help.
3. Drywall Patch Repair for the Home
Do you have drywall patch problems around your home? This step-by-step guide paired with photos makes it easy to do the fixing.
4. Fill Nail Holes | DIY Home Repair
You've probably made a wrong nail hole once or twice while trying to hang something on your wall. No biggie. These instructions to fill nail holes are clever and to the point.
5. Repair Broken Toilet Flange for the Home
A broken toilet is a bane of my existence. I panic whenever our toilet breaks! Thankfully, I don't have to be anxious anymore because I can now repair a broken toilet flange!
6. Repair a Drywall Crack in Your Home
Want to know the secret to permanently fix a drywall crack? You'd be surprised at what Fiberglass mesh drywall tape and 3M Patch Plus Primer can do!
7. Repair Window Screens
Repairing window screens isn’t that hard; just follow these easy steps to fix any size tear in your window screens and you’re good to go.
8. Torn Drywall Paper Home Repair
A torn drywall paper looks hideous! But let's face it, we'd prefer fixing it than replacing the entire thing. Don't worry, it's easy to fix when you know the right way to repair torn drywall paper.
9. Replace an Outlet or Switch
Always make sure the circuit you'll be working on is turned off before repairing common household electrical problems. This handy step-by-step guide to replacing an outlet or switch will help you replace any outlet or switch without a hitch!
10. Backsplash Tiling for the Home
Now, this is a DIY home repair project that's really calling me. I've always wanted to install kitchen backsplash tiles, but didn't want to pay a professional to do it. Luckily, my patience paid off and I've finally learned how to do it!
11. Remove and Replace a Kitchen Faucet
Just like broken toilets, having a broken kitchen faucet isn't a good thing! If your kitchen faucet has seen better days, replace it yourself.
12. Repair Plaster Wall Cracks
We don't like seeing any cracks on our wall, do we? It's something you cannot ignore as the crack can grow bigger. So get working and plaster over that crack now!
13. Repair Cracks in a Concrete Driveway
Got a crack in your concrete driveway? Consider repairing cracks rather than breaking up the slab and pouring a new one. Because really, home repairs shouldn't be that complicated!
14. Dead or Broken Doorbell Repair
It can be quite frustrating when your doorbell suddenly stops working. But don't get too stressed out about it, you don't need to call an electrician. This troubleshooting guide on how to repair broken doorbells is the answer!
15. Fix Chipped Concrete Steps
Those chipped concrete steps don't really add to your home's curb appeal. It's a must that you repair those as soon as possible. While it takes time to repair the chipped concrete steps, it's definitely doable for anyone!
16. Fix Popped Drywall Nails and Screws
Every home gets nail and screw pops. And honestly, I hate seeing it! We already fixed several nails popping out, but we still have to go through a lot! These step-by-step instructions work wonders and we're taking it one nail at a time.
17. Removing Popcorn Ceilings for DIY Home Repair
Oh my goodness! I absolutely hate ceiling popcorn! Apparently, this type of ceiling was a big hit in the 90s…well, not anymore! These instructions should help you get rid of popcorn ceilings forever!
Want even more home repairs you can do yourself? Check out this video and learn how to replace an old thermostat by Home Repair Tutor with Jeff Patterson:
What do you think? Are you ready to take the challenge head on? I have no doubt you can do these simple home repairs. If I can do it, so can you! But on a more serious note, learning these tips and tricks for home repairs will not only save you money, it will also help you repair things quicker (no more waiting for a pro to fix it)! Learning a thing or two every day is always a good thing, so start with fixing your home.
And there you have it. I'm sure you'll dabble more in doing DIY home repairs. Which of these easy home repairs are you going to do yourself? Let us know below in the comments!
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