Beginner's guide: 3 easy DIY home projects to start with

TTyler August 17, 2023 3:01 PM

Are you looking for easy DIY home projects for beginners? Look no further! Here's a beginner's guide packed with simple home projects you can start with. Building your own things can be both fun and rewarding, and the best part is, you don't need to be an expert handyman to get started with DIY.

Home project 1: Painting a room

One of the easiest and most impactful ways to freshen up your home is by painting a room. Choose a room that's due for a makeover and let's get started!

Here are the steps:

  1. Clear the room of furniture or cover larger pieces with drop cloths.
  2. Use painter's tape to mask off areas you don't want painted.
  3. Apply primer first if you're painting over a darker color.
  4. Once the primer is dry, apply the first coat of paint.
  5. Let it dry before applying a second coat if necessary.

Home project 2: Installing a new shower head

Next on the list of easy DIY projects is installing a new shower head. This is a simple task that can make a world of difference in your bathroom's comfort level.


  1. Remove the old shower head using pliers. Be sure to protect the shower arm with a cloth to avoid scratching.
  2. Clean the shower arm threads and apply Teflon tape.
  3. Screw on the new shower head, following the manufacturer's instructions.

Home project 3: Building a bookshelf

Finally, for those who want a slightly bigger challenge, building a basic bookshelf can be a great beginner project. Not only will you end up with a functional piece of furniture, but also the satisfaction of having built it yourself!

Here's a simple bookshelf plan to start with:

Step Task
1 Measure and cut the wood
2 Assemble the shelves
3 Attach the top and bottom pieces
4 Secure the back panel
5 Sand and paint or stain

Remember, the key to any successful DIY project is patience and preparation. Always make sure you have all the necessary tools and materials before starting a project, and don't rush through the steps.

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