Whether you’ve just bought a new home or have been living in your house for years, it’s exciting to update your property. Here are a few easy home renovations to tackle in your free time so you can make more functional and comfortable living spaces.

Easy Home Renovations Include Painting a Room

Painting is easy and inexpensive. You only need good quality paint and a few tools. If you know the dimension of the room, the paint specialist at your local hardware store can help you figure out how many gallons you’ll need. Purchase brushes, rollers, paint trays, and canvas or plastic drop cloths to protect your floors and furniture. Paint an entire room or just an accent wall to liven up the space.

Update the Front Porch

The front porch is often the first part of your home that guests notice. Make a good impression and boost curb appeal when you update the entry area. Scrub the floor and vacuum any cobwebs and debris from the ceiling. Wash your lighting fixtures or replace them if they’re out-of-date. Clean the patio furniture, add an outdoor rug, and install a new doormat. If the front door has seen better days, replace it with a modern steel door or repaint the door in a bold new color.

Install Crown Molding

Crown molding offers a visual boost to any room. This type of trim is installed where the wall meets the ceiling and can be simple or very ornate, depending on your style. Crown molding draws the eye upward and helps your room feel larger.

Easy Home Renovations: Upgrade Your Shower

Make your shower feel like a spa with a new rainfall-type shower head. Install a curved shower curtain bar to make the shower feel more spacious. Remove and replace old, cracked caulking around the tub. Applying a new bead of caulk will keep water out from between the bathtub and wall, helping to prevent mold growth and water damage.

Add a Backsplash

Installing a backsplash is a quick and easy way to update your kitchen. Backsplashes are commonly made of ceramic, stone, glass, or metal, and are installed to protect the wall behind the stove or food prep areas. Add color and personality to your kitchen with a new backsplash.

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