1 hour or less: easy home improvements!

August 17, 2015 - 2 min read

Stop putting of that list of things to do around the house – here are some super easy home improvements you can do with a little bit of time and effort. Your home and family will thank you!

Not all home improvements have to be time consuming and cost worthy! If you’ve got a spare hour this weekend and want to brighten up your humble abode, you’ve come to the right place. With just a few simple additions to your everyday living spaces, you can start turning your plain house into a warm home. From adding a bit of greenery to upgrading your dust-collecting curtains, we’ve provided a range of DIY easy home improvements that you can do quickly and affordably.

Install new faucet or sink


A new stainless steel faucet and sink can easily freshen up your tired looking bathroom. Just head down to your local hardware store and find a style you like. If you’re confident in taking a DIY approach to installation, go for it! Otherwise, don’t take any chances and call in a plumbing expert.

Fill your empty walls


If you’re house is full of plain walls, then you’re missing out on the opportunity to add some personality. Whether you want to add some art, mirrors or some wall shelving, these are just a few ways to add maximum character with minimal effort. When it comes to art, make sure it suits your personality, as well as the overall look and feel of the room.

Relaxation station


If you have an outdoor area, the addition of a hammock or porch swing is a great way to make this area feel more homely—while giving you a place to escape for an afternoon kip. If you opt for the porch swing, remember to add a few pillows for the perfect finish.

Upgrade your curtains


Old, dirty curtains can make any room look outdated. Freshening up your rooms with some new curtains is reasonably simple and easy to do yourself. Depending on your budget, shop around and find something that suits your home’s decor.

Add some life


The simple addition of a few pot plants or floral centrepieces, is a quick way to brighten up a lifeless home. Not only do indoor plants make the air inside your home less stale, but they have been linked to increasing both relaxation levels and attention spans.

Swap your shower head


If you still have an old-fashioned shower head that has suffered its fair share of wear and tear, then it’s time to make an upgrade. You can pick any style that suits your bathroom, just be sure to go for a low-flow model that will protect you from expensive water bills. While this project is cheap and easy to do yourself, you should seek help from a plumber if you’re not the handyman type.

Looking for more easy home improvements?