Want to update your home but not ready for a massive renovation project? We’ve compiled some easy home improvement projects to get your creative juices flowing. These changes don’t require a significant investment of time or money. They’re relatively painless ways to make your home look more beautiful and function better.
1. Upgraded front door
You probably don’t realize how much your front door influences your home’s appearance. It may also allow cool air to escape in the summer and drafts to enter in winter. New exterior doors are generally quite affordable and can be a DIY project for many homeowners.
One of the easiest ways to update your home is with a coat of paint. Along with walls, consider painting exterior shutters, fireplaces, patios, ceilings, and other areas that give your home a distinctive look.
3. Modern doorknobs
Old, tarnished brass doorknobs can date your home. Changing out to sleek, modern doorknobs is a quick project you can knock out in a couple of hours.
4. New cabinets
New cabinets represent a bigger investment, but they will undoubtedly transform your kitchen. Simply changing out the cabinets can make a drab kitchen pop or small kitchen more functional.
5. Quartz or granite countertops
Countertops can improve the form and function of your kitchen. Consider installing granite or quartz for an updated look that also holds up to daily use.
6. Moulding accents
Add visual interest to walls using moulding accents. Moulding helps create transitions between rooms, makes boring walls interesting, softens starkness, and protects surfaces from everyday wear and tear.
7. Change out sink faucets
Over the years, sink faucets start looking dingy. They may not shine like they once did or may look a bit old. Changing out these fixtures is an easy way to spruce up your bathrooms or kitchen.
8. Update switch plates
You don’t have to settle for plain, white plastic on your light switches and electrical outlets. There are lots of options on the market today that range from metal to ceramic to acrylic. Or, you can spray paint the builder-grade plastic versions for a custom look.
9. Clean up the outside
You’ll be amazed at the difference when you spent a couple of hours power washing your outdoor walkways, decks, fences, patios, and driveways. Removing baked-on dirt and grime can make a huge aesthetic improvement. You can rent power washers from home improvement stores or buy an electric model for a couple hundred dollars.
10. New light fixtures
Some light fixtures don’t age well, so updating them is an easy way to improve the look and feel of a room. As a bonus, newer LED light fixtures are a more environmentally-friendly option. Just remember to make sure the electricity is turned off before you start work!
We have everything you need for easy home improvement projects
The Window Depot has everything you need to make easy updates to your home. Whether you’re making home repairs in Arizona, a complete remodel in Texas, or a new build in New Mexico, we have everything you need. Stop by one of our convenient locations or visit our online store.