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Summer is here, and between spring being one of the largest wedding seasons and all of the graduations going on, we had a hunch there would be a lot of people out there who have just moved into their first house.

Now, moving into your first house can be a little scary, knowing that you can’t just call a landlord to fix all of your problems and missing the feeling of the home you grew up in. But luckily for you, there are some great do-it-yourself projects that you can do to turn any house into a home! Check out these great projects, and we will show you what you need to get the job done!

From Kitchen to Chef’s Paradise

In this project, HGTV shows you how to install a tin backsplash behind your stove for a futuristic look at cooking! For this project, you will need a drill like the ones available here.

If your fridge is old and dirty, try painting it to give it new life! If you want to avoid getting sweaty like the author of this article, try using a sander instead of sanding by hand!

Creative Storage for Smaller Homes

Tin can organizers can, no pun intended, be great home organizers done for very cheap. Just try a couple of cans of your favorite soup and then grab some tape, paint and paintbrushes. If you were thinking of painting on a larger scale, like maybe the whole house, consider trying a painter!

Running out of storage space more quickly than you thought? This DIY project from Houzz has step by step instructions on how to make an industrial style shelving unit for under $150! If you have a drill, make sure you have the right drill bit before you start.

Make Your Bedroom Extra Cozy

Essential DIY Projects for Your First Home

Cleaning your carpets using a carpet cleaner can make your home feel brand-new, no matter how long it’s been around. Although this project isn’t really fun, it is often necessary when moving into a new home to get rid of any unwanted scents or germs.

Buying nice furniture is something many people put off, particularly when it comes to buying a bed frame. Sometimes throwing a box spring and mattress on the floor and calling it a day is all we have the money for. However, these DIY headboard projects are all cheap, cute and will make your parents think you aren’t living like a caveman. Be sure to stock up on nails, though, because almost all of these projects require them!

Create Your Backyard Oasis

The first thing you should do when creating your oasis is to make sure you will be able to see it from your home. If your trees or shrubs are getting a little out of control, try trimmers to bring them back down to the size you want!

Now if you move in to a home that has a fallen tree near it, here are some really cool projects that you can do to turn that fallen tree into art! You might need a chainsaw for some of the bigger projects though!

We know it seems like a lot, but DIY projects are fun and give you a great sense of accomplishment once you are finished. For more information on the tools you may need, feel free to contact us to see how One Stop Rental can help make your first house a home!