If you’re anything like me, you’d much rather be doing some home improvement projects. While not very many DIY home improvement projects are going to take a day or less to complete, this top five list of cheap home improvement projects should be just the trick to keep you at home doing what you love and avoiding the high costs and time constraints that other DIY home improvement projects lack.
Changing the Front Entryway Hardware
Increasing the curb appeal of your home is always in your best interests. It makes the value of your home soar and it takes a very little investment in both time and money to get the job done. There are a wide variety of front door projects that you can perform yourself, but be sure to keep it simple and don’t forget to change the hardware. Door knobs and other hardware pieces can turn any dated door into a work of art. Add a little paint and you’ll be sure to get the most out of your front entryway.
Install a Ceiling Fan
Even though it may seem like a summer time task, ceiling fans can provide additional benefits during the winter months. By reversing the motor on your ceiling fan (flip the little switch on the side) you can draw warm air up from the floor registers and evenly disperse heat throughout the room. This can help save you money by allowing you to turn down the thermostat on your heating system. Installing a new ceiling fan is simple and takes about one hour.
Solar Powered Flood Lights
It’s one of the easiest, yet often neglected parts of day long home improvement projects-installing flood lights. It doesn’t have to involve complicated wiring, schematics and the occasional shock to install these DIY lights. Solar powered flood lights are simple plug and play mechanisms that can be installed in hours and with a few simple tools. No electrical knowledge required.
It doesn’t take much for a thief to break into your home. A little shattered glass and any window in your home is now an accessible entry point. By installing these cool window alarms, you can sound the alarm whenever your window is opened or broken. Installs in hours and protects 365/24/7.
Heat your home efficiently and with style by installing an electric fireplace. These great looking fireplaces run from basic 110V electrical outlets and can be installed in less than 24 hours, making them a cheap and easy home improvement project that nearly anyone can do themselves.