5 DIY Improvement Projects You Can Do While Stuck at Home

With the pandemic still devastating people across the planet and the social distancing orders, most of us are still stuck at home. And the more time you spend indoors, the more likely you are to discover some things that can help improve your space. By now, you must have noticed some imperfections and also thought of creative improvement that can upgrade your home.

And since you are stuck indoors anyway, this might be the best time to work on a few DIY improvement projects that can help spruce up your home. Luckily, some of these improvements are quite easy, and you don’t have to hire a professional. Plus, you can order any tool or material online and have it delivered to your doorsteps. So, here are 5 easy DIY home improvement projects you can do while you’re stuck at home.

5 DIY Improvement Projects That You Can Tackle While Stuck in the House

  1. Repaint Your Furniture

Do you have some old furniture in your garage that needs a facelift? Are there tables or wooden chairs in your home that you wish looked a bit different? Well, if that is the case, then all you need to do is repaint them. With a simple woodworking tool like an orbital sander and a color of your choice, you can give all the furniture in the house a facelift. This relatively inexpensive idea packs a punch, and it can help you restore some of the old furniture that you had stored away in your garage.

Before you start repainting the table or chair, make sure you repair it, if it was damaged. And then sand it using your orbital sander making sure that you don’t gouge its surface. Once you have removed all the stains and the previous paint on the furniture, you can wipe off the residues and then prime it. Allow the primer to dry, as per the manufacturer’s instruction before finally repainting your furniture. Make sure you use a color that will match perfectly with your interior décor.  

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  1. Clean the Entire House

Depending on how long it has been since you did your spring cleaning, this project can take a few hours or days. And since you are stuck at home, you have a lot of time, right now. There are numerous ways you can go about decluttering and deep cleaning your home. You can start with cleaning your windows and walls and then work your way to the floors, before moving further in the house.

Using your all-purpose cleaner, you can wipe your ceiling baseboards, kitchen appliances, cupboards, walls, and crown molding. Wash the inside and outside parts of all your windows, dust the shades and blinds, before machine washing everything that is machine washable like curtains. Make sure you wipe your shelves and all the other built-ins before finally moving to the outdoors. Don’t forget to vacuum the entire house. Next, take your vacuum to the vent and suck out all the dust or debris. This might be the best time to change the HVAC filter.

  1. Replace All the Hardware on Your Cabinets and Doors

Repainting the cabinet can be quite time consuming, so why don’t you try replacing the hardware on your cabinets. This can be an easy and quick solution for upgrading the house. You can also replace the hardware on your dressers and nightstands with some new and stylish or vintage handles. Luckily, there are numerous types of door handles in the market that can upgrade your cabinets.

These stylish cabinet handles can make your kitchen stand out, so look for hardware that matches your cabinets. You can shop for stylish hardware online and have them delivered to your doorstep. With less than $100 you can replace the hardware on your cabinets and drawers. This inexpensive project is quite easy, and all you need is an appropriate screwdriver for unlocking the hardware.

  1. Conduct Minor Repairs

Go over your home and create a list of all the small repairs that are needed. Remember, even people who work consistently to maintain their home can find some outstanding repair projects that haven’t been taken care of. And since you are stuck indoors, you can split your list into two columns. The first column should include all the repairs that you can handle. In the other column, add all the tasks that require a professional.

Some of the simple DIY repairs that you can do include:

  • fixing squeaky doors
  • tightening all the loose fixtures
  • touch-up paint
  • re-caulk tiles
  • repair the broken parts of your wooden fence
  • replace the bulbs

To take care of some of these repairs, you will require some simple tools which you might already have in your workshop. For squeaky doors, you will need wd40 to help you silent all your doors. You can create a schedule listing all the tasks and when you plan on doing them and even order the required hardware in time.

  1. Upgrade the Yard

If you have a backyard, patio, or deck, then now is a perfect time to ensure that it’s a functional and comfortable place. There are numerous things you can do to upgrade your yard and make it an ideal place to spend the hot summer months or even hang out with your family members and pals. Our team at EcoPeanut came up with these six upgrades you can do to your yard:

  • Remove moss
  • Scrub the furniture, wash and wipe down the pillows and cushions
  • Add some outdoor lights
  • Mow the lawn and do some weeding
  • Start a herb or veggie garden
  • Plant some flowers
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If you don’t have all the items needed for upgrading the patio or backyard, chances are you might get them from your neighbors or purchase them online.

Final Thoughts

Every homeowner is always ready to do any home improvement project that can improve the value of his/her home or make it cozier. Luckily, there are numerous simple DIY home improvements that any homeowner can tackle. Something as simple as decluttering and deep cleaning your home can improve your house. And since you are stuck at home, why don’t you try the above improvement projects? After all, you do have more than enough time to improve your home and make it even more comfortable.  

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Kristen Chapple
Kristen is the editor and content creator at ecopeanut.com. She is passionate about sustainability in style and interior décor with a soft spot for DIY projects.
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