Joseph Giannone Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning

Try These DIY Upgrades for Your Home

Philadelphia homes are often loved and admired for their charming character and historical intrigue. However, it’s not always sunshine and rainbows taking care of an older home. If you’re the proud owner of a vintage home, chances are you’re looking to make some updates.

The plumbing pros at Joseph Giannone Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning are always ready to help you update your home’s systems, but there are some DIY projects you can take on to bring your home in line with modern design. Here are just a few.

Stain the floors

You don’t want to get rid of those old wooden floorboards, but are the looking worn out? Replacing floors completely can be costly and time-consuming. Instead, head to the paint store and find a stain that will bring life back into your floors. A little time and some elbow grease will have everyone thinking they’re brand new.

New black splash

We know that kitchen space can be tight. We also understand that families often spend a significant amount of time in the kitchen. For a quick DIY project, update your backsplash with tile. It’s easy to install and will brighten up the space.

Outside updates

If you have a little more time (and money) and want to tackle a bigger project, update the exterior of your home. Sometimes, older homes have been neglected on the outside and could use some love. Depending on your time and budget, consider updating any of the following:

  • Front door
  • Landscaping
  • Exterior paint

Any one of these can add value to your home and upgrade the curb appeal.

New light fixtures

This simple update is often overlooked. Upgrading light fixtures around the house gives you a platform to show off your style without a massive project. The best part of all – this DIY project won’t break the bank.

Whether you’re looking for simple DIY fixes like these, or to take on larger projects like installing new bathroom fixtures, we’re here to help you get where you’re going. Give us a call at (215) 375-7134 or contact Giannone online to schedule service or maintenance.