Now that 2016 is upon is, it’s time to give your condo, penthouse, or loft in Downtown San Diego a fresh feel. These budget-savvy ideas will elevate the look, function, and feel of your surroundings. Here is our list of 5 top DIY projects for under $100.
1. Welcome Sign
A small, reclaimed tabletop, wooden crate, unused tray, or new cut of wood can convert well with some imagination. Sand the wood and paint in any decor-coordinating color. Choose quality decals or stickers, a contrasting paint, or use metal or wooden pieces and adhere your greeting. Post in a prominent position.
2. Handcrafted Entryway Nook
Even an entrance deserves an upgrade on occasion. A handcrafted nook can be just what you need to give a fresh appearance to your entire condo, loft, or penthouse. There are a few accommodations entryways should afford guests and residents alike. Build a nook that includes an area each for keys, shoes, umbrellas, bags or purses, and mail.
3. Fresh Paint
Fresh paint can bring a rewarding feeling of change, and new paint is one of the least expensive ways to transform an entire space. You may want to hire a professional to paint the whole space (or if you have high ceilings), but you can do some basic painting in a weekend. Consider doing a simple accent wall with chalk paint or an airy blue color on trend right now. Another weekend project is to simply repaint all the wood frames including baseboards and crown molding.
4. Lighting Fixtures
Upgrade your most prominent lighting fixtures. If you find yourself at a loss for the area to upgrade, consider which room or area you spend significant amounts of time in first. The second consideration would be which upgrade offers the greatest impact.
5. Knobs, Switch Plates, & Outlets
In just a few minutes (okay, longer if you aren’t super handy), you can jazz up your space with new coordinating knobs, switch plates, and outlet covers.
Give your home a fresh feel this weekend with one of these DIY projects. If you’d rather spend your weekend looking for a new place to put your stamp on, we can help. Give us a call at (619) 649-0368 and check our real estate in Columbia District San Diego, Little Italy, Marina District, East Village, and the Gaslamp Quarter. ')}