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5 DIY Projects to Improve Your Home

Now that you’re spending so much time at home, you may notice the home improvement projects screaming for your attention. You’ve procrastinated long enough. Let’s roll up those sleeves and use a little elbow grease to bring new life to your home. Try these five simple DIY projects to improve your home.

1. Patch Up Scratches and Holes

Scuff marks on floors and holes in walls can be an eyesore for visitors. You may have lived with them for so long that you don’t see them anymore. With a little effort, these can be easy fixes. You can find Drywall Repair Kits at hardware stores for under $10.

2. Replace Light Fixtures

Light fixtures can easily date your home, especially if you haven’t made changes in years. Lighting can change the entire atmosphere of a room. Do you have a particular theme in your home? Find light fixtures that match your decor.

3. Swap out Faucets, Handles, and Showerheads

Similar to light fixtures, new faucets have a way of lighting a new spark in a kitchen or a bathroom. Waking up to rusted fixtures doesn’t inspire anyone to get out of bed in the morning.

4. Make Your House Smarter

Smart home products and features continue to change the way many people live. Depending on your budget, there’s a range of ways you can make your house a little smarter. Add a smart doorbell and camera for extra security. You can even consider adding smart lights and locks for an all-new home experience.

5. Revive Your Kitchen Cabinets

If you aren’t prepared to rip your old cabinets out of the wall, there are still ways you can revive them that won’t cost you a fortune. Shake things up with a fresh coat of paint. Switch out knobs and pulls. If you’re feeling really brave, try removing some cabinet doors. Open shelving is currently a popular kitchen trend that allows you to show off some of your nicer dinnerware.

Have fun with making your home a place you love. These five tips will also help if you decide to put your home on the market. Little touches can make a difference when an interested buyer views your home.

If you’re ready to start making memories in a new home, it’s best to team up with a local agent who is knowledgeable about the properties in Hampton Roads. Connect with one of REIN’s 7,000 agents to help you find the home that fits your needs. Not sure what you can afford? Check out our mortgage calculator to help estimate possible monthly payments. For local listings you can trust, start with REIN.com.

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