If you have one or more family members enjoying a week off from school soon, this means you have a spare pair of hands to help with home décor updates. Here are three to consider – they all deliver lasting value for your time and investment. You or your family members just find that they have a hidden talent for DIY.
Spice Up Your Kitchen
Since this is a high-traffic area, it’s also a place where any improvement will be noticed. Replacing your kitchen cabinets’ hardware and drawer pulls can make a big difference for a small financial layout. So can putting in a new tile backsplash. Installing a new faucet with a flexible sprayer can make food prep faster and easier. And if you have a kitchen island, replacing the worktop with anything from stainless steel to quartzite will transform the area.
Front Door Facelifts
Hanging a new front door is easy when you have help. Be sure to choose an energy-saving model that won’t allow drafts. In addition to measuring your door frame, take photos of the door and its surroundings to the hardware store. This will make it much easier to choose the best replacement. If your existing door looks tired, a new paint job and updated doorknob can make a big difference.
Switch Out Ceiling Lights
Even if you’re not an electrician, changing out a ceiling fixture is safe – just locate the right breaker and switch off the room’s power. Most come with easy-to-follow instructions, and if you have a helper, you can install a new light fixture without worrying about dropping it. If you’re looking for ways to reduce your summer air conditioning bill, switching out a simple light fixture for a ceiling fan could be worth the extra effort.
As a bonus, you can visit your local hardware store such as Lowe’s to take an interactive workshop for yourself or for your children and also view on-demand online content, all free.
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