Keeping on top of all the little things that it takes to maintain a home can be much more difficult work than most people realize. From the big to the small, you’ve got to be something of a handyman or a handywoman in order to keep your home looking every bit as good as it can!
That’s why it’s always a good idea to have a bevy of quick fixes and home improvement hacks in your back pocket. Rather than having to spend lots of money to hire someone to make simple repairs (or to replace damaged furniture), you can use these little tricks to get things back on the up and up.
With all this in mind, we thought it would be fun to take a look at 14 of our favorite game-changing quick fixes for the home. In our estimation, these are all little tricks that every homeowner (and even you apartment dwellers out there) should know!
1. Trim Kits for the Bathroom
Give your shower a fresh look by buying new hardware and a trim kit to install it. You won’t have to worry about plumbing at all!
2. Curved Shower Curtain Rods
And, if you want your shower to feel much bigger than it is, then there’s absolutely no reason not to install a curved shower curtain rod.
3. Clearing a Clogged Faucet
Notice that a faucet’s water pressure isn’t what it used to be? It’s probably not a big problem. Simply unscrew it, and then use a toothbrush to clear out debris!
4. The Behind-the-Door Mirror
The space behind doors is seldom used… So, why not install a mirror there? You can use it when the door is closed, and it will also make the room feel larger.
5. Under Cabinet Messes
If things are looking a little worse for wear underneath your cabinets, cheap vinyl self-adhesive tiles can be an incredibly effective solution.
6. Make Your Cabinets More Functional
Keeping track of all your spices is a big pain in the beck. So, why not build some additional shelving right into your cabinets?
7. Extra Storage
Finding storage an increasingly difficult issue? Installing shelves above your doorways can be both effective for adding storage and also quite attractive.
8. Filler Pencils for Scratches
Got a piece of furniture that’s gotten scratched up, from your kitties maybe? A filler pencil that’s just a tad lighter than the stain can cover those scratches right up!
9. Touch Up Appliances
Got some unsightly scratches on your appliance? Get rid of them by applying thin coats of porcelain-style paint over a period of a few days… The results for this are incredible!
10. Scratched Stained Wood
Got some stained wood on the walls of your home or in doorways? Stain markers are incredibly cheap and also incredibly effective when it comes to getting rid of those scratches!
11. Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets
Feeling like your kitchen is looking more tired and dated than you’d like it to? You’d be surprised what a fresh coat of paint on the cabinets can do.
12. Two Medicine Cabinets
Two is better than one, right? So why not add additional storage to your bathroom by installing an additional medicine cabinet?
13. The Fresh Herb Shelf
Want to keep fresh herbs in your kitchen? Use wire shelving above the counter and next to the window to create a beautiful perch!
14. Shelf Above the Towel Bar
Why leave the space above your towel bar unused? Put a shelf up there and add some additional storage space in your bathroom!