Let’s be honest, most of us don’t have the time or desire to spend more than a day or two on a house renovation project. Lucky for us, there are a plethora of easy renovation projects that will give our homes a great new look in just a weekend – or even just a few hours!
Here are 8 easy house renovation projects that are sure to update your space.
1. A New Coat of Paint
Updating your space can be as simple and inexpensive as adding a fresh coat of paint! This doesn’t necessarily involve clearing out an entire room to paint the walls. Many of us have at least one outdated furniture piece that’s bringing down our aesthetic. However, these pieces don’t need to be replaced to be updated. With a fresh new paint color, they can easily transform your space. Even better, there’s furniture paint that doesn’t involve any effort like sanding or priming, and it’s environmentally friendly!
2. Mood Lighting
One of the biggest mistakes many of us make while redecorating is installing the wrong lighting. Lighting has the ability to make our spaces look smaller and cozier, or larger and more open. Changing our home lighting can be an easy, inexpensive fix that makes a huge difference; thus, understanding how lighting can really change the mood and appearance of our spaces is important before we choose new light fixtures.
3. Update Those Ceiling Fans
A combination of both paint and new lighting can work wonders on those ugly ceiling fans we’ve all neglected for far too long. We’ve all seen those yellowing flower shaped glass shades paired with ugly brass accents. The good news? They can all go away with a little paint and a new light cover or two! For an extra little pizzazz, you can even add decorative accents to your fan blades to transform them into your very own art piece!
4. Longer, Wider Curtains
If you’re a part of the vast majority of us without floor to ceiling windows, don’t worry, there’s an easy way to create the illusion that your windows are larger! By hanging your drapes wider and higher than your windows, they will no longer block out any natural light and they’ll also add a touch of elegance to your home.
5. Say Goodbye To Your Ugly Kitchen Laminate
As someone who can’t afford granite countertops but also can’t fully enjoy my morning cup of coffee while staring at ugly white laminate from the 1980s, this renovation trick is life changing. Yes, for around $20 you can fully transform your laminate countertops! With a quick trip to the hardware store, you can purchase a special laminate paint that is sure to revolutionize your kitchen.
6. Create a Chalkboard
We often clutter our spaces with to-do lists and other sticky notes. This can create an appearance of disorganization and suddenly our home turns into our office. However, with the addition of a trendy new chalkboard, those notes can very simply be cleared away! Shopping lists covering your refrigerator? Pick up some chalkboard paint and cover the inside or outside of a cabinet. In under an hour you can easily create an adorable and practical accent to your home.
7. Add a Headboard
Headboards are essentially the centerpiece for every bedroom. However, buying a bed frame with a headboard can be expensive and definitely a hassle to put together. Lucky for us, creating a dramatic new headboard can be cheap, easy, and doesn’t require too much carpentry skill! A trendy yet inexpensive idea is to fit together slabs taken from wooden pallets for a beautiful headboard.
8. Update Your Entrance
Updating your front entrance can really enhance the curb appeal of your home with very little effort. Aside from painting your door, you can add a couple of potted plants, a bench, or even a little sign to give your home it’s own unique outer touches.
Paying carpenters and designers to renovate our homes for us can be outrageously expensive and time-consuming when it doesn’t need to be. We hope you have gained some tricks up your sleeve when it comes to home renovation from these 8 easy projects!