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Home Improvement Projects

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During this time of self-quarantining, it’s possible that you might start feeling bored and maybe a little stir crazy. To help you through these strange times, here’s a list of things you can do around your house to help it look its best this Spring. If we’re going to be stuck inside we might as well be productive!

 

  • Freshen up some interior walls with a fresh coat of paint. Check out the Sherwin-Williams Colormix Forecast 2020 for inspiration! Give your local store a call to find out the safest way to get your hands on one of these trendy colors.
  • Purge those junk drawers… You’re probably cringing at the thought of your kitchen drawer filled with expired coupons, dead batteries and dried up pens. Empty it out completely and throw away anything you’re not using anymore. Group similar items into piles, measure the width and height of the drawer, and figure out the best type of storage; use a two-tier drawer organizer or get creative and use a muffin tin.
  • Finally get around to fixing that broken doorknob or putting a new stain on your deck. Simple enough, stop putting it off and get it done!
  • Move your living room furniture out of the way to dust then completely rearrange. Get a brand new rug and maybe a new coffee table! Rug recommendation: If you have kids, a pet, or maybe a clumsy husband, Ruggable Rugs have a 2-piece rug system that consists of a removable, water-resistant and stain-resistant Rug Cover and a nonslip Rug Pad.
  • Organize your spice rack. This isn’t a necessity but you’ll feel accomplished once you’re done and you’ll have an easier time finding your spices next time you go to cook!

Photo by Thomas J. Story

  • Turn a closet into a home office (this one’s going to take a little more effort). Unhinge the door, remove the clothing rods and add some shelves. Place a deeper shelf at the bottom to act as the desk and use shallower shelves at the top for storage. Spruce it up by painting the shelves a fun accent color against a white closet, get creative!
  • Make a doorway into a display. Paint a small shelf the same color as the doorway trim and use it to display decor: artwork, pottery, or a family portrait!

Photo by Robbie Caponetto

  • Give your windows more height by hanging your drapes at ceiling height. Move your curtain rods up a few inches to give the illusion of taller windows.
  • Declutter your work bench. Hang a peg board and get your tools up there! Everything will have its own spot and you’ll have more work space down below.
  • Repurpose a vintage, wooden ladder and use it as a towel rack in your bathroom. You can also use this as a blanket ladder in your living room, or both! Who doesn’t love functional items that look really cute?
  • Vamp up an unadorned mirror by adding a wooden frame. Use an old picture frame or make your own with any spare wood you have lying around. Cover it with a funky wallpaper or paint it a solid color, make it the centerpiece of the room.

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