You would probably be surprised at how easy it is to make your home feel brand new. Things go out of style quickly, so sadly your house doesn't take long to become outdated. However, that doesn't mean you must put much money into a remodel or pick up and move.
Here are ten small home improvement projects that make a significant impact and Fall is the perfect time to tackle these projects. The weather is perfect for outdoor or indoor work.
1. Refinish Kitchen Cabinets
The kitchen is one of the most expensive rooms in the house to remodel, so how nice would it be to make it feel like a whole new kitchen for just a little bit of money? Exactly. Refinishing your kitchen cabinets will completely refresh the room. A fresh coat of paint goes a long way. Don't forget the cabinet pulls! You would be surprised what a difference they make.
Easily the most effective slight home improvement you can make is to paint. Not only does this offer a new style, but it can also make a small room look bigger or brighten up a dark room.
3. Light Fixtures
Replacing light fixtures can have a much more significant impact on the style of a room than you might think. There are many different light fixture options at a range of affordability. If you want to, you can even switch to recessed lighting and remove larger fixtures, opening up that ceiling space.
4. Restain Wood Flooring
Apply a stain if you want to update your wood floors or deck. Choose a wood stain the desired color and one formulated for your type of flooring.
5. Clean Carpets
Along the same lines as polishing your wood floors, deep cleaning your carpet will refresh your space too. Not only will it make your carpets look brand new, but it will also remove all the nasty things like mold and mildew hiding deep in the fabric and possibly causing you health problems -- especially if you have allergies. A good deep clean will help your carpets last longer too.
6. Replace Shower Heads
Switching your shower head will make it feel like you redid your shower without the crazy expense that comes with it. Plus, newer models are typically more water-efficient. Sink faucets are also easy to replace, so upgrade your bathroom if you are up for it.
7. Window Boxes
Window boxes add color to the exterior of your home and attract birds and butterflies that you can admire from the inside. You can either build window boxes, making them a cheap addition to your home, or head to your local home improvement store to find ones that fit your style.
8. New Front Door
The front door is one of the most visible features of your home from the street, so you want it to look good. Replacing your front door with a new one certainly makes it seem like you are entering a whole new house and can offer the refreshing feel you are looking for. You can also make a huge difference in curb appeal and first impressions by replacing your front door or simply just giving it a fresh coat of paint.
9. Buy Plants
Flowers and houseplants are an excellent way to add something new to your home without completely changing everything about a room. You can add living flowers, dried flowers, or houseplants to any room to give it a completely refreshed feeling and look.
10. Outdoor Lighting
Adding exterior lighting is another way to increase your curb appeal. You will love coming home at night when your beautiful house is lit up and waiting for you. Outdoor lighting projects don't have to be complicated or expensive, either. Try some solar lights along a path, or add some smart security lights.
More Home Projects You Can Do Yourself
Have you ever considered tackling home improvement projects yourself? What would happen if, instead of calling the handyman every time you stumble upon a nuisance or hazard in your home, you became the handyman (or handywoman)?