DIY in One Day

Aug 18, 2016

There’s still some time to get some projects done this summer, especially the ones that will add value to your property. They’re the DIY kind, that you can’t possibly screw up. Well, even if you did, it wouldn’t set you that far back, but let’s be hopeful! You can do this, we can help! (#homedepot) Here’s our updated DIY in One Day Home Improvement Guide. has some excellent ideas; here are four of our favorites:

Outside projects:

Paint the door

door-807058_960_720… Put a new coat of paint on your front door to freshen it up. Go for something that complements the house’s exterior or be bold and opt for a pop of color, Kelly says, which will set the right tone.

Plant a Vertical Garden

Beautify a blank wall by planting a vertical garden. “It can add architecture to the side or back of a home and be more structural” if you opt for, say, hanging planters, stacked crates, or a lattice, Kelly says. And the plants can be anything, from herbs used for cooking to great fall annuals.

Inside projects for a rainy day:

Change the cabinet hardware

door-handles-574902_960_720“Changing the actual cabinet hardware can make a huge difference,” says Kelly, who recommends going with nickel for a more modern look. “It can dress up the cabinet.” Clear knobs are another option for a timeless and elegant feel, plus, they match nearly everything.

Add light dimmers

These days, homeowners are adding light-control dimmers and switches for the energy efficiency, not just the drama, Kelly says. “[Dimmers] are very affordable and create mood and ambiance,” plus you can use them with the lights that you already have. For a dramatic look, they work great in the dining room and bedroom.

Update kitchen or bath fixtures

Nothing modernizes a bathroom or kitchen quite like changing the fixtures. If you’re starting from scratch, you may want to coordinate with the rest of the room, although Kelly says she’s been seeing a lot of mixed metal and mixed wood. “People are more forgiving [of a lack of cohesion], and it seems more livable in our eyes,” she says.

Check out the rest of the list for even more great ideas .


Which project will add the most value? We’re glad you asked! We can help you decide and we’ll have lots of finds to choose from!  Contact us today!