With the current situation that we’ve all had to deal with and are dealing with, many of us have had to spend a lot of time in our homes.
This means we got plenty of time to scrutinize the space we live in and wish we can do something to change it up.
And we’re here to tell you that you can do that! You don’t need a big budget or a lot of time to freshen up your space.
Here’s a list of sensible home projects that you can do that are low-effort and high-impact and require just a few basic DIY supplies:
Replace the knobs on your doors
You won’t believe what a huge difference the right hardware will make to spruce up your home. Pick a space that needs the most change, you can do your kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets or even your closet doors!
It’ll add a little cheer to your everyday routine.
Change out a faucet
Do you want to up the sophistication in your bathroom? Swap out your standard fixture for something cooler, like a matte black or brass faucet.
This might look like an intimidating project but really it’s one you can do without the help of a pro, just make sure your replacement faucet matches the setting of your existing one for a seamless swap.
Replace your lightbulbs
Go room by room and turn on the lights and take note of which fixtures could use an upgrade. Choose warmer lights in places that need to be relaxing (your bedroom) and cooler bulbs in ones that need to wake you up (your home office).
Organize and label your pantry goods
First things first before organizing, do a quick edit of the space and toss anything past it’s prime, donating anything you won’t eat, and then categorize the rest. For a more organized look consider decanting the staples (flour, rice, pasta) into air-tight containers, and make sure to label everything.
Change up your house numbers
House numbers serve a very important function, they make your address visible to emergency services, which means a missing number can be quite dangerous. And also having worn out numbers can bring down the vibe of your home. This change is one of the easiest ones, whether you choose modern store-bought numbers or a DIY project.
Rearrange your furniture
Rearranging your furniture not only makes your space feel and look new, but it also has practical benefits, like saving certain areas of your floor from wear and tear and allowing you to more easily clean different areas.
Touch up the trim
You don’t need to go all out by freshly painting your entire home. Sometimes simply painting the trims can make it seem like the whole room got a makeover.
Wipe away any scuffs and dirt with soap and water before you start painting. Let this dry and then use paint to touch up any areas that could use some TLC.
Hang some new curtains
Whether they’re in your bedroom, or living room a pair of new curtains can totally transform the look of your space. There’s also plenty of DIY curtains options to give the ones you have a refresh too.