Install handmade shelves. Rather than purchasing typical cookie-cutter shelves, consider visiting a local craft fair or woodworker for customized shelves. Everything from style, color, design and cutouts can be customized with handmade items. Shelves are ideal for storing tools in the garage or knick-knacks in the family room. DIY Home Improvement Idea #2 Replace vinyl flooring or install new tiles. These days, convenience is everything. It's easier than ever to replace vinyl flooring or install tiles with simple self-adhesive backing for easy placement bobvilla. This will literally give you a new floor surface within a few hours. DIY Home Improvement Idea #3 Install carpet. Before making a purchase, be sure to measure the area that you need to carpet. If you need to cut carpet, it's not a problem and special cutting tools can be purchased at any home improvement store. Simply roll it out and secure it to the floor for an easy DIY home improvement project. DIY Home Improvement Idea #4 Install a ceiling fan. Not only will this add beauty to the room, but it will also help to circulate the air. Just be careful during the installation process and when climbing up or down a ladder. DIY Home Improvement Idea #5 If you are a big fan of wallpaper, then you already know that it can start to peel from time to time. It's inevitable. At some point, wallpaper will need replacing and it's arguably one of the easiest home improvement projects that you can do. Wallpaper is sold at any home improvement store and can be cut to fit any room in your home. During installation, be sure to smooth the paper as you go in order to avoid bubbled areas. DIY Home Improvement Idea #6 If you like the idea of sitting out on the porch or deck and watching fireflies light up in the night, consider adding an outside addition to your home. Plans can be purchased online or at some home improvement stores, along with the materials needed to complete the job. DIY Home Improvement Idea #7 Painting your home, either inside or out, is a very popular way of improving it's overall appearance. Always be sure to read the instructions and use paint in a well-ventilated area. DIY Home Improvement Idea #8 One of the more sensible DIY home improvement projects includes the installation of a dusk to dawn lighting system outside of the home. This type of lighting will automatically turn on if there is any movement outside of your home and is ideal for anyone, whether you live out in the country or in a larger area.