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One-Day Home Projects You Have to Try

Melair Holterhoff Martinez, CMA,  Sr. Mortgage Advisor

September 25, 2020 — 4 min read

How many times have you seen a breathtaking home renovation project and thought to yourself, "I could probably do that?" Next thing you know, it's been three months, you're still not done with it, and you're out a few (hundred) bucks more than you planned. While there are DIY's that aren't worth your time and money, this isn't always the case. Luckily, we've compiled a list of our favorite home projects that won't take longer than a day and have the potential to increase home value.

Add Ledges

This look is perfect for storage and super simple to put together. Choose the number of shelves you want, color, and length to incorporate your own sense of style. Low shelving also works well in toddler/kid rooms, so they can easily reach books. Or hang a few of these ledges above your office desk to display framed pictures or certificates.

Frame a Mirror

This project is easy to do, and it's a cheap way to elevate the elegance of any room! Most of the examples we found required a little bit of DIY handiwork. If you choose to add an additional finish or design to your frame, it may have to dry overnight, but most of the work can be completed in less than 24 hours.

Put Up Temporary Wallpaper

The important word for this project is temporary. (Beware of the horrors of trying to hang actual wallpaper.) The awesome thing about temporary wallpaper is the ability to customize your design again and again. Transform any space without the struggles and timeliness of painting. Note: It's recommended that you attempt this project with a partner, first.

Hang a Wall Gallery

We love the idea of incorporating more things into a wall gallery than just pictures! You can go as crazy or as minimalistic as your heart desires with this one-day project. Take the time to lay out pieces on the floor or a different hard surface before you begin hanging to save yourself time in the long-run.

Enhance Your Entryway

Um, hello! How beautiful and simple is this idea? An easy, quick way to enhance any space is to spruce up items you already have with greenery or florals, based on the season. If you already have entryway d?cor or furniture, think of creative ways to decorate with lush colors.

Optimize Pet Spaces

If you have large pets in your home, you know the struggles of constantly having toys, beds, and crates all on display. That's why we loved this creative idea! In just a few hours, you can create a space that is both comfortable for your animal and optimizable for you. Decorate the top surface or store pet accessories in baskets.

Paint Your Front Door

If you follow the PRM blog, you know how often we talk about the importance of curb appeal. Something as simple as painting your front door can completely refresh the space and set the tone for people visiting your home for the first time. In most cases, this is an easy, one-day project. Homeowners in humid climates may need to allow two days for the paint to completely dry.

Whitewash Fireplace Brick

This project can be a little tricky, but the results are completely worth the work! Brighten up your living room in just one day with this project. The lighter brick will also make your living room space look bigger and help mantle decorations stand out with ease. The amount of paint and color of white you use are completely up to you, and different techniques will result in different outcomes.

Replace Cabinet Knobs

If you're looking for a quick way to enhance your kitchen space, consider replacing the cabinet knobs! Most craft and hardware stores sell a variety of different types of knobs, so you can mix and match according to your preferred style. This project is pain-free and won't take longer than an afternoon to complete!

Install Floating Shelves

Make this project as simple or as complex as you'd like! If you're in the business of getting projects completed as quickly as possible, consider buying shelves that already match the color of your bathroom with easy-to-install brackets. If you have a little more time on your hands, you could save some money by cutting and painting your own shelves! Make the space your own, in any room, with storage baskets or d?cor.

Are you ready to stop renting and move into a home you can make your own? Contact a Mortgage Advisor today to find out how to start the journey to homeownership!

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