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Five Small Home Improvement Projects to Update Your Home

Keeping your home looking fresh and trendy doesn’t have to mean a complete home renovation. Instead, look for easy-to-achieve home improvement projects to spruce up your space.

We’ve compiled five do-it-yourself projects that will update your home without breaking the bank.

Update your doors

You can easily upgrade hollow, builder-grade interior doors with a little elbow grease and minimal expense. If your doors are in good condition, use molding to create decorative rectangles on your doors. A larger rectangle at the top with a smaller rectangle below is a stylish choice. Attach the molding with wood glue and finishing nails, caulk around the seams and paint the molding and door the same color. It’s an instant upgrade!

Replace your kitchen sink

Achieve an updated kitchen without a major home remodel with a new sink. Whether you opt for a farmhouse style sink, under mount porcelain or a zero-edge stainless steel, this project will make a big difference. Many homeowners can install a new sink themselves in an afternoon. If not, it’s a relatively simple project for a handyman. To complete the upgrade, be sure to install a shiny new faucet to go along with your new sink.

Install wainscoting

Add architectural detail to walls with wainscoting. Wainscoting is available in several varieties. Traditional, hand-crafted solid wood panels are the most expensive option. You can also buy water-resistant vinyl panels or oriented strand board panels. These are great for bathrooms. Beadboard is one of the most popular kinds of wainscoting. It’s sold in large panels that you can cut to fit your space. Along with giving your home a handcrafted vibe, wainscoting can give the illusion of high ceilings and taller walls.

Replace bathroom vanities

Dated bathrooms can age your home, so get rid of older vanities with particle board cabinets and formica countertops. Installing a new solid wood vanity with a beautiful granite countertop immediately upgrades the look and feel of your home. This is a project many homeowners can tackle on their own, but you can enlist a handyman if you’re not comfortable with the project.

Change out cabinet hardware

If you’re not ready to replace your cabinets just yet, give them a facelift with new hardware. New handles and drawer pulls will instantly update your kitchen or bathroom cabinetry. This is a simple project most homeowners can complete in an afternoon. Just be sure to buy new hinges to match the handles for a finished look.

Home improvement made easy

These home improvement projects will quickly transform your home into a modern, fresh space you love to show off. Many of the products you need to complete these projects are available at The Window Depot. Stop by one of our convenient locations in California, Arizona, Texas, or New Mexico and get started today!