A rainy day is the perfect time to work on some home improvement projects. Not every improvement needs to take weeks or require use of all the tools in the garage. Here are some quick home improvements that can be done in a day or two.
Step 1: Order new face panels or doors for non-matching kitchen appliances. The new panel can usually be ordered online or over the phone directly from the manufacturer. Some appliances, like dishwashers, have different colors on the opposite side of the panel, so check this first before ordering.
Step 2: Update the bathroom. Purchase a new toilet seat, pedestal sink, or new sink fixtures. Replace a worn out bathroom floor with sheet vinyl or peel and stick vinyl tiles. These can often be placed on top of the existing floor. Regrout the shower and tub.
Step 3: Paint your rooms. Paint the walls and the ceiling. Paint the trim a color that contrasts the walls. Add a border, stencil, or texturing if desired.
Step 4: Create a storage system. Purchase wire or laminate storage systems from a home improvement store. These are perfect for hall closets, pantries, bedrooms, and bathrooms. Old homes are notorious for limited storage space so a new storage system can make your older home much more organized.
Step 5: Install a ceiling fan or chandelier. The ceiling fan helps to reduce energy consumption and if it includes a light, it will also illuminate the room. A chandelier adds an elegant touch to a foyer or dining area. Add some spotlights to highlight works of art or indoor plants.
Step 6: Refinish or repaint the front door. Replace a dented door with a new one. Update the entry lock to include a nice handle and lock set. When the sun comes out, put some colorful plants outside the door.