1. Update A Faucet
In any kitchen and any bathroom, you can make a big splash by swapping an old or ugly faucet for something new and nice on the eyes. This is one home improvement project that can be done in under an hour and for pretty minimal cost.
2. Switch Out Old Lighting
This project is secretly one of the easiest home improvement projects in existence. Yet many people are intimidated to do anything involving electricity – for good reason. But as long as you turn the power off to the light fixture at the breaker box, you have nothing to worry about. Replacing a light fixture is as easy as loosening a few screws and twisting like-colored wires together.
3. Power Wash Your Walkways
You can make your walkways look brand new again by giving them a good scrub. But instead of getting down on your hands and knees, rent a pressure washer from your local hardware store and spend minutes instead of hours cleaning the dirt, moss, and bug guts from your walkways.
4. Update Cabinetry Hardware
Your kitchen cabinets may have outdated hardware that you’re sick of looking at. It may not even have hardware. You can replace old ugly hardware or install new hardware in no time. This easy project takes hardly any time and makes a big impact on your kitchen design.
5. Power Wash Your House
This is a surprising way to give your home a quick face lift. Dirt and grime accumulate quietly all year long and without even noticing, our homes can look sad and dirty. Give the walls a quick wash and you’ll be surprised by how much dirt easily sloughs off the sides revealing a fresh looking coat of paint or siding.
6. Insulate Light Switches and Electric Sockets
One simple way to cut back on heating and cooling costs is to insulate your light switches and electrical sockets. Watch this video to see how in no time, you can stop the outdoors from creeping into your home this winter.
7. Cover Your Windows
Sometimes there are odd-placed windows in our homes that are tricky to dress with curtains. But you’d still really like a way to keep people from seeing through them at night when all the lights are on. Well, you can actually cover them with window film. Window film is a way to stop your neighbors from peering in while still allow light to shine through. With an endless supply of designs and color schemes, you can create a stain glassed window or a simple fogged glass with these films.
8. Install Vinyl Tiles
Vinyl flooring has come a long way since you were a kid. You may remember your mother complaining about her vinyl floors and begging for an update. Now, homeowners are turning to vinyl flooring for small spaces like the laundry room to even full sized kitchens! Mostly because they just look so darn good now and the price is hard to beat.
9. Make A Chalkboard
Chalkboards are useful in the kitchen for creating lists, in children’s rooms for play time, and even as an artistic entry way piece during the holidays and special occasions. You can purchase chalkboard paint online and in no time have a place at home where family members and friends can leave messages, record memories, or just sit around and play Pictionary.
10. Reface Stair Risers
You can turn your staircase into your home’s main attraction by giving the risers a face lift. Its a simple processing of peeling and sticking. Use a number of materials to get the job done including tiles, wallpaper, and even vinyl.
11. Declutter A Closet
This project could take days and even months if you were to attempt to declutter your whole home. But instead of causing a panic attack, start with one closet for one hour. First you’ll want to set up bins for things to throw away and things to donate. The rest of the stuff get’s to go back into the closet to live another day.
12. Chart Your Child’s Growth
What better home project is there than one that tracks your childs growth while they live at home with you. You can make this easily within an hour following Two Feet First’s tutorial.