Our crew at Xtreme Home Products, located in Mooresville, NC, have put together some fun inexpensive DIY home projects that you can complete in a weekend.
1. Raise your window treatments in your home
Give your windows the attention they deserve by lifting your curtain or drapery rod six to 12 inches above the window frame. This makes a standard height room look taller and grander. You can also extend the rod three inches on either side of the window frame. If needed, add a complementary band of fabric to the lower edge of your drapes so they’ll still hit the floor.
2. Brighten your kitchen or bathroom by adding a new light fixture
Swapping out dusty old light fixtures can really brighten up a room. Plus, it’s usually a simple fix. (Don’t forget to turn off the electricity first, friends!)
3. Paint your front doors
This one makes a big statement with very little expense. Select a color that reflects your home’s character and personality. Just make sure it works with your shutters and siding. With a little sandpaper, primer, paint, and elbow grease, your freshly painted front door will look great for years to come.
4. Add molding and trim to living areas
Although this project requires several tools, you can install crown molding and trim around your floors for a lovely, finished look. And don’t forget that adding crown molding to a small bath or powder room creates a touch of sophistication and glam.
5. Add paint to your stair tread
If you’re looking for something impactful, paint your stair tread a bold black and the risers white for a sleek modern look. You can also stencil the risers to add some charm.
6. Create a gallery wall
To create a gallery wall, choose an inexpensive set of matching frames in black, white, or chrome. You can use frames of different sizes or match them up. Let the matting adjust to the size of the art or photo. Small art with a wide mat in a large frame really draws the eye and looks high-end.
7. Put new handles in your bathroom or kitchen
This is undoubtedly one of the easiest home upgrades you can do. Simply unscrew your old handles and knobs and replace them with something fresh. Be sure the handles are the same width and length so you can use the existing holes. And try to select knobs with similar mounting patterns to avoid needing to repaint around the holes.
8. Upgrade your outlets and light switches
Times change, and so do our power needs. Dual USB ports blend seamlessly in the same space as your traditional outlet and are easy to install. So, while this home upgrade might not change your décor, it will change your life for the better and may even add value to your home.
9. Light your pathways with solar powered lights
Installing walkway lighting is simple. Just push the stakes of each light wherever you want them. Give them a day to power up with sunlight and enjoy the beautiful accent lighting they create in the evening.
10. Create an accent wall with removeable wall paper or stone
Peel-and-stick wallpaper and veneer stone is a real game-changer for quick DIY projects. It can give you an ultra-chic look for very little money and time. Patterns range from traditional florals to designs that mimic tile or shiplap. If you change your mind, just pull things down and start again.
As always come visit us at Xtreme Home Products, located in the heart of downtown Mooresville, NC. We are more than happy to help you with any vinyl siding, gutter guard, window, or exterior door replacement. We serve Statesville, Troutman, Asheville, Hendersonville, Winston Salem, Taylorsville, Hickory, Denver, Sherrills Ford, Mooresville, Newton, Concord, Davidson, Huntersville, Cornelius, Lincolnton, Charlotte, and surrounding areas.