Looking for DIY home projects that you can easily tackle while stuck at home?
We all have DIY home projects on a to-do list that we will eventually complete. But, for some reason or another, it’s put off.
Now that you’re stuck at home and have time to tackle some of those DIY home projects, here are a few that don’t require tons of time.
Don’t forget your free project printable below.
#1 Update Door Handles
I know this is not a highly important task, but think about how cohesive your home would look with this little addition. As of now, I have gold, silver, and brass doorknobs around the house.
I have added this to my to-do list because it’s simple and makes a huge impact.
Since I don’t want to spend a ton of money on doors knobs, I am opting to spray paint them.
Spray Paint Door Knobs
I spray painted the door knobs for a quick update look .
But if your looking to replace them, then this list is pretty cool.
I will post my progress since my goal is to get started this weekend.
#2 Update Window Treatment
Do you have curtain rods that need to be replaced? Or if you like us, then they are half up. Let me explain.
So the kids have this thing with pulling on the curtains and hiding behind them. So at some point, it gets weak, and boom, it’s hanging down. So that is our situation with 3 of the windows.
Such an easy to do but gets pushed back so often. So my commitment is to fix them.
If you have old, outdated rods or curtains, it’s a good use of time to replace them.
These are the curtain rods that I recommend; they are beautiful!
#3 Replace The Electric Outlets and Switches
One day, my husband went around the house and replaced the electric outlets with tamper-resistant outlets and face covers.
He said, ” I changed receptacles because they were worn out, and they don’t hold a plug snug anymore, which deems an electrical hazard with kids in the house.”
Tip: check local code to ensure you are using the appropriate replacement. Keep in mind the ones in the bathroom should be GFI.
He also added some with LED bars that light up at night. Pretty useful when running to a yelling toddler in the middle of the night. Or helpful for kids navigating to the bathroom.
Note: if you want to do this, make sure you turn off the electricity and have a tester just in case. Otherwise, replacing the face covers are a good start.
Raise your hand if you have started painting but did not finish yet.
Or if you have things that you want to paint on your to-do list for over 6 months.
You can check those things off your to-do list now. Then, think of how good you will feel once completed.
I painted the bathroom cabinets, and it was not as painful as I thought it would be.
#5 Redo Light Fixtures
Updating light fixtures in your home can make your home look more expensive and requires almost no effort.
Remove and replace lap with a better one -Amazon. I am looking for a replacement for our dining room lamp and some boob lights around the house. That’s because no amount of spray paint will change how our wheat fixture looks.
This is what I may replace it with.
This was a fantastic hack from Collected Living Design. I wish I could update mine like this.
Spray paint it. I absolutely love gold. This easy DIY home project can be found at Blesserhouse.
#6 Remodel a Room
Remodeling a room in your home may be a bigger project, but it is well worth the time and effort.
You can either pick a room that is a good return on investment. Or choose a small project that is easy to complete so you can build up your momentum.
So far, we have renovated the powder room. And now, we are working on completing the home office. I can’t wait until it’s done!
#7 Spruce up the walls with Art Work
Simple but effective.
No one wants plain boring walls when you can add your personality and create a warm environment.
You can create a beautiful masterpiece like Abbotts at Home!
Or purchase something inspiration that you can hang up to keep you motivated and inspired.
#8 Declutter Your Home
Another one of my loves is decluttering.
Abby Organize in YouTube video is a blogger that makes organizing and decluttering simple.
I know you’re probably saying, “really, who enjoys that? It’s so much work.” Well, my friend, it’s nothing like letting go of things that no longer bring value to your life.
#9 Go through Family Photos
I have family photos in a box that I tell myself one day I will hang them up or make a book out of it. But, I know this is not just me. Some of you have photos that are still in the folder they came in.
Once you have the photos out and framed you can create a gallery wall.
One of my favorite designers, Joanna Gaines explains how to create a gallery wall that fits your home.
I would give one tip to make sure it’s not somewhere with a lot of foot traffic. I know this from experience. You don’t want people accidentally knocking frames down.
#10 Decorate Your Tables
This was a simple project that took about 15 mins to create.
#11 Finish A DIY Home Project You Started
Do you have any projects that are almost done?
Like you started painting the wall but never quite finished yet?
I finished the batten board ( image under number 2) in our dining room but then my son’s shirt snags it and snaps the panel. So, it’s another project that I must finish.
Finish the project and check it off your to-do list!
#12 Organize the Entryway
Once the stay-at-home order is all over you, you need to have a system that works.
Having an organized entryway keeps things in order and is very inviting to see when you walk into your home. Be sure to add helpful family command center products, so it’s fabulous and functional!
Related: 24 DIY Command Center Ideas
DIY home Projects Final Thoughts
Since you are bored at home, you mine well complete a few home projects. You can either start by working on those you have started but didn’t finish. Or create something new that will bring excitement.
Using this time to finish DIY home projects can make your home feel cohesive and inviting.
All these projects fall into a category…. make it, replace it or fix it! Start your project today.
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