Living in the same house day after day can make its dwellers immune to the fact that the décor has become drab and lifeless. Then, one day, the idea that a change needs to be made hits like a ton of bricks. Thankfully, there are some easy ways to spruce up a home that take less than an hour!
Install a new faucet and sink
It’s amazing how something small, like a faucet, can change the look of a bathroom. New faucets are so much more stylish and have more personality than the ones that were installed years ago. Plus, there are a variety of finishes to fit into any décor or even to make a complete change. The best part is, this can be done as a DIY project, so there’s no need to call in a plumber and spend lots of money. For complete instructions, click here.
Add a light dimmer
Overhead lighting can be harsh and glaring. Adding a dimmer will allow you to alter the lighting to fit the mood you want to create. See how to do it here.
Add some color
Painting doesn’t need to be a huge, time-consuming project. Rather than paint an entire room, just do one wall – but be sure to pick a bold color. It will take a fraction of the time and the results will be dramatic.
Hardware on cabinets is something most people easily overlook. The hardest part of updating door knobs and drawer pulls is choosing the ones you want. Once that part is done, all that is needed is a screwdriver to complete the job. Click here for complete instructions.
Hang new curtains
It’s difficult to find the right window treatment, but café curtains are versatile and go well anywhere. If you hate putting up curtains, try this method and have them up in less than an hour. You won’t believe this secret trick!
Add some bathroom storage
Who doesn’t need extra bathroom storage? It’s easy to add a kitschy storage compartment to a bathroom by repurposing an old crate. See how to do it here.
Brighten up your wooden spoons
If your wooden spoons are looking drab and boring, give them a colorful facelift. Just sand them down a bit and stain and dip-dye them vibrant colors. Once they’re dry, cover them with a food-safe shellac. For complete instructions, click here.
Add porch seating
Don’t forget to update outside, too! It’s easy to fashion some new porch seating if you just think outside of the box a little bit. Look at items such as crates, and see how they can be repurposed. Another great idea is to make a cute bench by following these simple directions.
Hang a rope-wrapped porch swing
Who doesn’t love to lounge around on a big porch swing on a warm summer’s day? All that is preventing it from being a perfect experience is the fact that fingers can get pinched in suspension chains too easily. The solution for this is simple, cover the chain in rope. The result looks better and it is safer for everyone’s fingers. See how to do it here.
Build raised flowerbeds
You won’t believe the flowerbeds that you can build in just an hour using common supplies. With just a little effort, you’ll have a beautiful home for your beautiful flowers. Click here for complete instructions.