These long weeks of lockdown are giving us all time to think about possible home improvement projects. It’s not like we can run back and forth to the hardware store, or bring in a crew to handle the dirty work. But the good news is, there are some simple updates that can keep you busy. Scroll down for the list.
Get Fresh With Paint
Painting an accent wall is a quick home improvement to spice up the look of any room. It also allows you to choose a bolder color than you might otherwise select if you were painting the entire space.
Empty Dryer Ducts
If you’ve begun to notice that your dryer doesn’t work as well as it used to, lint buildup is probably to blame. Not only does it diminish efficiency, but it’s also a fire risk. The dryer will need to be moved away from the wall to access the ductwork. Make sure to unplug it before vacuuming out the ducts.
New Faucet, New Look
If you own a wrench and know how to temporarily turn off your water supply, you can install a new faucet. Brushed brass and rose gold are trending right now. Consider adding an aerator to cut down on your water bill, too.
Compost for Your Garden
Creating a compost pile can be a fun and educational home improvement project for kids. Turning scraps into rich soil is great for yards, too. If you don’t have property, a plastic kitchen composter can be used on a smaller scale to benefit houseplants, or a tiny herb garden. It can be messy, but children love learning about science and watching their seeds grow into healthy plants.
There are lots of options for window film patterns on Amazon, from stained glass to frosted bamboo. If you want more privacy, or to block out an unappealing view, window films come in a variety of opacities. It can be a little tricky to line them up properly, but this home improvement requires a minimum time investment.
Paint the Front Door
A fresh coat of paint can rejuvenate your home’s exterior, even if it’s only the front door that gets a makeover. Exterior paints are sold in a variety of gloss sheens, including matte, eggshell, and satin, but a semi-gloss is most weather and stain resistant.
Home Improvement Ideas?
Do you have other homebound home improvement ideas during the shelter in place order? We love a good DIY project. Share in the comments, or give us a call at (925) 595-8047.