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H O U S E & H O ME
The Reality Real Estate
By Kay Rowe, HomeSmart Realty Group and Embrace Life LLC DIY Projects to Tackle While at Home
You’re likely spending a great deal of time at home as you wait out the worst of the COVID-19 outbreak. If you’re healthy, this may be the perfect time to take on a home improvement project. You’re not only giving yourself something to enjoy around the house, but you also may increase the value of your home.
Here are a few DIY projects to consider.
1. Paint. This is one of the easiest DIY projects, and it can have the biggest impact on a space. Re-style a room with a fresh coat of paint.
2. Create a mudroom. Reinvent that entry space or nook off the garage door to create a mudroom. Make it as simple as you want by adding a bench and coat hooks or more built-ins.
3. Organize and declutter. Tackle stacks of papers piled on your kitchen counter, your “I’ve been meaning to get to...” mound on your desk, or that closetful of clothes.
4. Tend to the landscape. Spring has sprung, and that means your exterior likely could use some prepping for curb appeal.
5. Paint your front door. Create a welcoming entry. A fresh coat of paint on your front door can improve your curb appeal greatly, and it’s easy to do.
6. Updatewithsmart-hometech.Addvoice-controlled smart-home tech around the house. From keyless locks to remote-controlled lights, the options are rapidly growing.
7. Update kitchen cabinets with knobs. Refacing a kitchen cabinet can be a mighty chore, but you can give your kitchen a simpler update by dressing up the knobs.
8. Dress up a mirror with framing. Instantly update a space by adding framing to an unadorned mirror. This can be a simple DIY task that involves attaching slim molding strips in wood or a distressed silver finish, as well as gold, and gluing and securing them together on the mirror.
Information provided by National Association of Realtors.
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