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  • Writer's pictureJoel Guyer

Three Quick and Easy Home Improvements You Can Do Yourself

Do you love your home but wish it were a little more up-to-date? Great news! You don’t have to buy a new house to get a fresh feel for your surroundings. Here are three quick ways to make your existing home feel fresh and new again that you can do yourself.


Add Style to an Old Kitchen with a New Faucet


Changing out an old faucet may not seem like a big deal, but it can provide a real face-lift for a sagging kitchen. Putting in a new faucet can take less than an hour and they come in many great styles and finishes to really give your kitchen a custom look. You don’t have to spend a fortune, but there are a few things to consider when choosing the right faucet for your kitchen.



Many of the choices have to do with personal preference. Do you prefer a high faucet that can fit large pots and pans underneath, or do you want something less obvious, and lower profile? Do you want a sprayer on the side, or perhaps the main faucet with a pull-down sprayer? The latter is a great idea for kitchens that do not have a sink with a spray nozzle cutout already provided.


Get a New Look for Old Windows


Is your interior looking a little drab? You could spend a lot of time and effort refinishing the framework. But if the woodwork is in solid shape, you can do easier things that will have a bigger impact quickly. One way to make a big difference is by simply replacing old, worn-out drapes and curtains with new window treatments such as roman shades. Adding new styles, colors or varieties of window coverings is truly one of the easiest and most affordable ways to perk up a dull room and make a visual statement.



Add Beautiful Finishing Touches


Finally, you can make a real difference in any room by changing the hardware on doors, cabinets, drawers, and closets. Adding new handles and knobs typically just takes a few minutes. It’s so easy to do, and the effects are stunning.



Another way to revitalize a home is to add shutters to the windows. Whether you choose stylish plantation shutters or solar shades, not only will these choices give your home a bold new look inside and out, but they can help save you money on your monthly heating and cooling bills too. Shades, blinds, and shutters help block the escape of cool air in the summer and warm air in the winter. They can also help decrease outside air from coming through the windows into your comfortable home.

Spending just an hour or two a week can really begin to make a difference in the appearance and feel of your home. Once you get started, you’ll be amazed at how quickly you can transform your existing home into a showplace of which you can be proud.



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