Spring isn’t just a time for cleaning. It’s also a perfect time to look at your living space with a critical eye – and to get creative.
After years of being cooped up, working remotely and following lifestyle restrictions, your home may need refreshing with some simple DIY home improvement projects.
People want to optimize their indoor living space, says Andra DelMonico, lead interior designer for the Trendey home design website. She expects more people to convert areas created during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as home offices, into more flexible space to be used for multiple purposes. “They’re asking, 'Is this the best use of the space?’ ” she explains.
Another trend, says Jessica Nickerson of the DIY blog House Homemade, is that people will continue to look to vintage and second-hand sources “to get the most bang for your buck and acquire one-of-a-kind pieces.”
Here are 10 ideas to refresh the interior or exterior of your home:
1. Repaint the front door
“Painting your front door can give your house a totally new feel without breaking the bank,” Nickerson says. “That’s a pretty easy day project.”
Consider a distinctive color that makes a statement, such as an orange door for a gray house. It doesn’t take much paint, so DIYers can buy a quart for less than $20.