After an unpredictable winter, the days are getting longer, the temperatures warmer, and spring is finally settling in. Many engage in spring cleaning to make a fresh start, but this is also the perfect time for easy home renovations that will excite the whole family with something new and different. The following are 10 one-day home renovations to welcome spring and make your family happy. I hope you enjoy the results of these easy home improvement projects.
10 Easy Home Improvement Projects You Can Do In One Day
Want to tackle a cheap and easy home improvement project? These can all be in done in one day to create a quick transformation! Do one every weekend for a huge improvement without too much investment of time or money.
1. Replace Drawer Handles and Door Knobs
Drawer handles and door knobs are easy to replace and can bring new style and refined appearance to your home. Find designs that aren’t exactly matching, but boast similar shapes and color tones to give a unique personality to each room in your house. This simple hardware upgrade can make a really big visual impact.
2. Upgrade Bathroom Fixtures
You can add sparkle to the bathrooms in your home by updating the faucets, shower head or shower knobs. For an added touch, select fixtures that conserve water, like low-flow shower heads and faucets. Not only will these upgrades add a refreshing, clean shine to the bathrooms, but they will reduce your water bill.
3. Update Interior Lighting
Overhead lights not only provide visibility, but they can brighten the aesthetics of the home. From an elaborate chandelier to simply shifting to a softer bulb, small upgrades can give the home a crisp, uplifting look.
4. Add a Fresh Spring Coat
Many people cringe at the thought of painting, but adding a fresh coat can brighten your home and provide a polished feel. By simply painting the trim, you can enjoy these benefits without the hassle of a larger scale paint project. If you enjoy painting, add an accent wall in your dining room and create additional depth. A new mirror in the center of the wall will expand this feeling even further.
5. Power Wash Away Winter
Visit your local hardware store and rent or buy a pressure washer, purchase cleaning solution, and take the following steps clean the dirt and build-up from your home.
- Inspect the exterior of your home to ensure that there aren’t any areas that shouldn’t get wet.
- Mix together the cleaning solution and pour it into the tank.
- Connect your water hose to the power washer, and plug it in to an outdoor outlet.
- Turn the sprayer on and use a sweeping motion to blast away the dirt and grime that has accumulated.
- Once you are finished, rinse the equipment.
6. Use Planters to Wake-Up Windows
Planters can add character to even the most nondescript windows, and springtime blooms can add a festive touch. For those looking to get even more from a window planter, select herbs like rosemary, parsley or dill and plant them in the window planter. Not only will your family watch the herbs grow, but they will enjoy the many scents and flavors that they produce.
7. Illuminate Driveways and Walkways
Brighten your home’s exterior when the sun goes down by installing lighting along your driveway and walkways. Solar landscape lights are relatively inexpensive and are easy to install. They offer style and function, giving your front yard a refreshing glow.
8. Fashion an Outdoor Patio
This is the time of year to enjoy the outdoors with your family and friends. If you don’t have an outdoor patio, create one with pavers or bricks. Add a table and chairs, and this space is primed for al fresco dining or just hanging out during the warm days and cool nights.
9. Plant a Tree
Planting trees is an investment in your home for years to come. Allow the children to pick their favorite type of tree and plant a tree where there is available space, give it a name, and watch it grow. Planting fruit or nut trees is a great way to incorporate fresh produce into your lifestyle.
10. Grow a Family Garden
Planting a garden is a simple project that is fun for the whole family. Choose vegetables that can be harvested throughout the season, like tomatoes, peppers, and squash. Plot out a sunny 10X10 spot in the backyard that is close to a hose and boasts moist, well-drained soil. If the soil is dry, add compost, and loosen the soil before adding your seeds. Make sure to weed your garden and provide plenty of water.
Spring is a time for fresh starts, and what better way to celebrate the new season than with an easy home renovation project? But don’t be intimidated; home improvement projects don’t have to be overwhelming. It only takes a day to bring new life to your abode.