Looking for ways to spruce up your home? Get inspired by checking out these 14 DIY home improvement ideas!
1. Paint the Front Door
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If you’re looking to freshen up the outside of your home, try giving your front door a fresh coat of paint. Bold or bright colors can work well with your home’s exterior. Consider painting the trim as well to compliment your new and improved door.
2. Paint Your Doorknobs
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Along with painting your door, painting your doorknobs is another great way to refresh your home, as well as compliment your freshly painted doors. This is an inexpensive alternative to replacing every doorknob in your home with new ones.
3. Replace Your Doormat
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A doormat is one of the most overlooked things about a home but replacing a dingy doormat with a new one can quickly brighten up your home’s entrance and make your home more welcoming to visitors.
4. Repaint the Walls
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Painting the walls is usually everyone’s go-to when it comes to revamping your home. Repainting all your walls or even just adding an accent wall can change your home’s feel drastically and is a great way to rejuvenate your interior.
5. Try Peel-and-Stick Wallpaper
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Is painting not for you? Then consider trying peel-and-stick wallpaper. It’s a quick way to add a vibrant color or pattern to your home without having to worry about not being an artist. To keep costs low, apply wallpaper to an accent wall or a small room like the bathroom for a quick way to add charm to your home.
6. Set the Mood with String Lights
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String lights are great for any home. They’re perfect for displaying polaroid photos in a bedroom, or creating great atmosphere with their soft, warm lighting. These would be perfect for your patio or backyard, instantly making it a great place for visitors to gather.
7. Remove the Popcorn Ceiling
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Popcorn ceilings were all the rage back in the 60’s and 70’s, but it might not be for you. If this is the case, you may want to consider scraping your ceiling. While it is a lot of work, it will leave your ceiling looking much cleaner. Before you decide to remove the popcorn ceiling, be sure to contact your local health department to test for asbestos, as any popcorn ceiling installed before 1980 may contain this hazardous mineral.
8. Update Kitchen Cabinets and Hardware
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Time to tackle the kitchen. If you’re unsure about where to start, start with updating your cabinets. Try painting or using wallpaper to bring your cabinets to life. As for the hardware, you can install new doorknobs or cabinet pulls and this usually requires nothing more than a screwdriver.
9. Switch Out Faucets
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Your kitchen and bathroom faucets are probably the last things you would think would change how your home looks, but even the smallest changes make a big difference. This installation should take no more than an hour to do and will leave you surprised once you see how much new faucets improve the look of these two areas.
10. Swap Out Your Shower Curtain
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Installing new shower curtains is a common practice, but not many realize how well a certain set of curtains can really tie the whole bathroom together. If you have a theme or color scheme in your bathroom, try to match your curtains to compliment the theme!
11. Change Shower Heads
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Not a fan of your current shower head? Swap it out for a new one! Modern shower heads can help improve water flow, and some even help to save water, helping you save more money.
12. Switch Out Your Light Switch and Outlet Plate Covers
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Here’s another minute detail that you wouldn’t think would make much of a difference to the look of your home. Changing out your light switch and outlet covers is a great and easy way to liven up your home’s interior. You could either buy new plates or paint your current plates to go with your home’s interior.
13. Install Window Boxes
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A simple way to liven up the outside of your home is by installing window boxes! You can plant flowers and greenery to add some color and appeal to your exterior. Some great plants to consider are petunias, impatiens, snapdragons, ivy, and hydrangeas.
14. Improve Window Treatment
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The plastic blinds or paper shades that may have come with your home may be drab and don’t add value to your home. Good thing these can be easily replaced. Some great alternatives are plantation shutters, wooden blinds, or drapes. If you’re considering selling your home, aim for neutral options to aid in getting a better price for your home.