Top 5 DIY Home Renovation Projects to get Started on This Fall

Bright orange, red, and yellow leaves are everywhere, the desire for a warm cup of cocoa is present, pumpkins are on every doorstep, and spooky decorations adorn every shop and neighborhood. With all of this said, it can mean only one thing: it’s time to get started on those highly anticipated fall home renovation projects you’ve been planning out all year long. 

Although there are countless fall renovation projects out there, we’ve chosen to highlight five of our favorites that anyone with a bit of finesse and the right tools could complete with ease. So, without further ado, check out these five home renovations projects you should definitely be doing this fall. 

repaint cabinets DIY fall

1) Repainting Your Cabinets

One of the most simplistic yet best ways to give your home a new look this fall is by repainting your cabinets. Although it may not seem like that big of a deal, by giving your dull cabinets a makeover, you could completely change the look and feel of your kitchen in the blink of an eye. 

According to Plain Fancy Cabinetry, the most popular kitchen cabinet colors of 2019 include white, black, navy blue, and grey. If you prefer re-staining your cabinets your cabinets, walnut and rift cut white oak are the most popular wood stains of the year likewise. 

For a full breakdown of how to repaint your cabinets, check out this awesome step-by-step tutorial by Home RenoVision DIY:

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DIY Pallet Wall Fall

2) Make a Pallet Wall

The next DIY project on this list is a bit more difficult but definitely worth the time and effort. Every fall, pallet walls becomes the hot topic for home renovation not only because of their rustic aesthetic but also because they are capable of taking a basic room and transforming it entirely. 

To begin this project, you will need quite a few pallets and will also need tools to prepare and place the pallets as well. For a completely detailed outline of everything you need and how to make your very own pallet wall, take a look at Project Nursery’s Pallet Wall Guide

DIY Granite Countertops Fall

3) New Granite Countertops

Everyone wants a kitchen that is sure to make the neighborhood jealous. The kind of kitchen that screams elegance and class without being over-the-top either. This is where a granite countertop is the perfect solution. 

Although installing your own granite countertops may be a bit more complex than other projects on this list, it’s definitely cheaper than paying for someone to do it for you. This inevitably saves you money and allows you to buy a nicer countertop because of the lack of labor costs. 

If you want a full guide to transforming your countertops, DIY Network has an incredible DIY Granite Countertop guide for you to follow! 

Barn Door Entrance Fall

4) Create a Barn Door Entrance

Nothing says rustic fall renovation season like a brand new barn door entrance. You can either make a barn door entrance from scratch or buy a kit to simply install it. 

If you are looking for a barn door complete set, here is a great option for you from Wayfair that is not stained so you can stain it in any way you want before installing it. 

However, if you are looking to do the project from scratch, check out this DIY barn door entrance guide from Family Handyman. 

Do it yourself Concrete Backyard Oasis Fall

5) Create a Concrete Backyard Oasis

Lastly, the most complex but incredible project on this list is a concrete backyard oasis perfect for cold mornings, fall movie nights, and a super exciting summer to come. The base to this project is the concrete and how you lay it down. From there, you can move on to the seating, gazebo, bar, fire pit, or other elements that will truly make this spot come to life. 

Below is a great step-by-step inspirational oasis video by This Old House for when you start your project: 

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In the end, there are countless different fun and simple projects that are sure to be perfect for this fall season as long as you’re willing to put in the effort and buy the right materials and tools for the job. If you would like help picking out the perfect items for your next DIY projects, be sure to give us a call today or check out our online shop for anything and everything you may need!

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