15 Insanely Easy 60-Minute Home Improvement Projects

With the housing market facing a slowdown, prospective buyers have more property options to decide. Oakville Condos for sale and Mississauga compete for price and how inviting the property feels. If you’re looking to list your house and are just bored with your house’s current outlook, these projects are a great way to spice things up.

1. Uplift Your Entryway By Painting Your Front Door!

Despite being the focal point of any exterior, entryways are often the most overlooked when remodeling or renovating. A bright and simple entryway makes your property look welcoming and inviting. You can paint your front door for an instant uplift to your facade. If you paint your exterior walls light, you can even choose a contrasting color, such as a warm yellow or dark gray. Remember whatever color you choose will also set the mood for the rest of your house.

2. Add Planters For A Refreshed Look To Your Window Sill

Planters have become a popular décor choice in properties and Mississauga Bungalows for sale (for a good reason!). House plants add dimension and color while having a therapeutic effect on the home environment. Popular choices of houseplants in GTA are succulents, monstera, spider plants, and snake plants. Once you decide what houseplant you want, choose planters that complement the furniture in your room.

3. Brighten Your Room By Creating An Accent Wall

An accent wall is a single wall with a different design from the rest of the room. It is a relatively easy way to enliven any room and allows lots of room for creativity, as accent walls can be painted, wallpapered, or paneled. If you paint your room in neutral colors, you can add drama by choosing a darker or patterned accent wall. However, if you paint your room dark or wallpaper, you can open up space by painting a neutral wall.

4. DIY Textured Canvas Art To Liven up your Living Room

Textured canvas art has taken the internet by storm. You’ll see people on Instagram, Youtube, and all kinds of social media DIY-ing giant textured canvases that look elegant! For this project you need a canvas frame, house paint, and drywall mud. Paint your canvas with the house paint, and once it dries, add dollops of drywall mud and smear it around. Wait for the drywall mud to dry, and you have an avant-garde and unique art piece.

5. Transform your Kitchen Counters using Faux Marble

If you’re bored with your kitchen, stick-and-peel faux marble is a quick and pocket-friendly home improvement option. Marble finish countertops have been a popular choice among Oakville and Mississauga homeowners due to their timeless appearance. You can easily find faux marble on Amazon and start your project this weekend!

6. Give your Staircase a Makeover by Tiling Your Stair Risers

Staircases are generally not given much thought beyond functionality. But staircases are prime spots for décor as they’re about the first thing guests see when they enter your home. An excellent way to upgrade your staircase is by decorating the risers. Tiles are a great option as one can wipe easily and foot traffic does not damage those. 

Tip: Choose a small-patterned tile design that goes with the paint in your hallway.

7. DIY a Hanging Herb Garden in your Kitchen for a Chic and Practical Look

This one gets points for being both chic and practical! Kitchens are great spots for plants because of windows that allow good exposure to the sun. Hanging gardens are a brilliant choice as they don’t take up any counter space while sprucing up the area. Pick out sun-loving herbs such as mint, parsley and basil. Pot your herbs in metallic planters for a sophisticated look.

8. Visit your Local Antiques Shop and Pick Out Frames to Create a Retro Gallery Wall

You probably haven’t considered your local antique store as a home décor spot, and you might want to change that. Antique stores are a treasure trove of frames and paintings you won’t find anywhere else. Pick an empty wall in your living room or hallway and transform it into a gallery using antique frames. It elevates your space,  and serves as a terrific talking point among visitors.

9. Update your Light Fixtures for a Classic, Elevated Look

The design of your light fixtures significantly impacts the theme and mood of your room. Installing more prominent light fixtures can change the lighting in your room while adding a luxurious edge.

On the other hand, if you’re looking to cozy up your space, use smaller, more decorative light fixtures.

10. Add a Full-Length Mirror to Your Closet Door for a Spacious Effect

Sometimes, all a room needs is a full-length mirror. Mirrors magnify light and open space, making rooms look brighter and more inviting. The closet door is an excellent spot to place a full-length mirror since it also serves as a vanity mirror.

In terms of materials, this project won’t take more than a properly sized mirror and your handy drill.

11. Modernize your Switch Plates and Door-Knobs

Switch plates and door knobs are hardware that rarely get replaced (unless they’re not working). But, realtors often view these as a sign of how well-kept and updated the property is. Newer condos for sale in Oakville mostly have metallic accessories which are durable and create a modern look.

12. Enhance your Couch by adding Contrasting Throw Pillows

The easiest way to draw out the aesthetics of your existing furniture is to adorn it with a splash of contrasting colors. Solid throw pillows in carefully chosen colors can add dimension to a room and make it look more attractive. Select throw pillows in two different sizes and layer them for comfort and style.

Just a warning, you might not want to leave your couch after snuggling into your new pillows.

13. Refresh your Bathrooms by Changing the Hardware

Bathrooms with old-fashioned fixtures and hardware can look grimy and unkempt. It may also affect the value of your property, as bathroom renovations have the most significant impact on altering property value.

Property owners with condos for sale in Oakville and Mississauga tend to invest in high-grade bathroom hardware to get ahead in the slowing market.

14. Install a Kitchen Backsplash for Understated Elegance

Most homeowners shy away from redoing their kitchen backsplashes for fear of tearing or damaging them. However, many design solutions that need only as much effort as peeling and applying a sticker. Wooden vinyl or panels are both elegant options to give your kitchen a fresh look.

15. Final Tip: Spring Clean your Entire House for a Sparkling Makeover

Contrary to popular conceptions, home improvement does not always mean adding new elements to your house. An inexpensive but effective way to have your house looking good as new is to do a deep clean. Remove any extra adornments such as old paintings, showpieces, and rugs.

An excellent way to determine whether one  should throw away something is to put it away for a week. If you don’t miss the item, you can give it away or sell it in a garage sale.

Take Away

Overall, home improvement is all about taking a good look at your home, and figuring out how you can balance the decor to create a welcoming and lively environment.

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