Is your house in need of some serious TLC? When you see lots of things that just need a little fix, but have neither the time or the budget to go all out, sometimes you go looking for a simpler solution…We did, anyway. Were we ever surprised to find lots of cool and easy ways to do home repairs, some of the best hacks ever! I just had to put together a list of my favorites for you, some of these are just brilliant. From filling holes and patching walls to making your bathroom and kitchen look amazing on the cheap, we have the perfect list of easy home improvement projects for you! Try these today…
1. Easy Way To Get Beautiful Baseboards And Trim
Have you struggled to try to get your baseboards painted, even when you buy some of those tools from the hardware store that guarantee great results? Try this DIY home improvement hack instead and get professional-looking painted baseboards you can do yourself.
2. Repair Damaged Veneer Before Painting Furniture
I had a few pieces of furniture with chips in the veneer and thought there was little hope for them. Turns out, you can repair the wood veneer and repaint for faboulous results. This step by step tutorial shows you exactly how to repair veneer and paint it.
3. Patch A Hollow Door
Have a hole in a door that you are tired of looking at? Pretty sure we’ve all seen this. I had no idea what to do, but you can fix the hole in a door yourself instead of hiring a contractor. If you have young boys like me, you may be trying this out a few times.
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4. Change An Outlet
I just learned how to change an outlet myself and so can you! This home repair tutorial tells you exactly what you need to know with step by step instructions for changing an outlet yourself. Why hire someone to do a small home repair when you can DIY it?
5. Fix Sliding Glass Door
Here is a solution to a problem I was sure tired of dealing with. If you have a sliding glass door that sticks and never cooperates like it should check out this tutorial that shows you how to fix a stuck glass door. I actually enjoy opening my door to the patio now, especially since I was able to fix it myself instead of paying someone to come look at it.
6. Easily Paint Paneling Like A Pro
Wood panels are typically a challenge to paint. According to Lauren Greutman, you do not need to sand or de-gloss the paneling before you got ahead and paint them. Home Repairs don’t have to be costly, so do some research and find some great deals on how to upgrade your house without spending much out of your own pocket.
7. Slam Stopper
If your doors tend to slam or rattle, here’s how to quiet them: Stick cabinet door bumpers to the door stop. Place the bumper wherever the door first contacts the door stop molding. You can get a pack of bumpers at home centers.
8. Fixing The Gap In Trim
If the gap is small enough, you might be able to get away with simply filling it in with putty or another filler and painting over it. This method is not advisable, though, if the trim has a natural finish. Grab the full instructions on how to fix the gap in trim with this simple tutorial from My Own Home Blog.
9. Paint A Bath Tub
Learn how to paint a bathtub easily and inexpensively with these tips and stop living with that ugly stained bathtub and have a shiny, bright tub that looks brand new! The results were really incredible. Check out the post and the video tutorial from Addicted 2 Decorating. What a transformation, I am keeping this in mind for when I paint my own bathtub.
10. Wire Electrical Outlets
Eliminate those ugly and often dangerous extension cords. Add a new electrical outlet quickly and easily without tearing open a wall. Use this easy method from Ana White to install a new electrical outlet without a lot of wire pulling. Finally, a simple tutorial for homeowners so you won’t break the bank hiring an electrician!
11. Fix a Leaky Faucet in 10 minutes
Fixing a leaky faucet is easy to do, and it’ll save you money on your water bill. Learn tips on how to fix a leaky faucet by following along with the complete and easy instructions from Pretty Handy Girl. This 10-minute fix will keep you from being awake at night and lower your water bill. So, don’t wait too long to fix a leaky faucet! If you wait too long to replace the washers, you might end up with a damaged seat or valve stem from trying to crank the handles too tight.
12. Drywall Patch Repair – The Easy Way
One way or another we always end up with a hole in our drywall by the end of a project, we are in constant need of drywall patch repair. Drywall damage can range from small cracks to large holes, but most repairs are easy and inexpensive to fix. I’ve always wanted to know how to patch up the wall easily and I found this great DIY tutorial from The DIY Village to do just that.
13. Repair Cat Scratches on Leather Furniture
Cats often damage leather furniture with their claws, leaving visible scratches. Fix minor shallow cracks or scratches by rubbing leather oil into the crack with a cotton swab until it appears smooth. For larger cracks, you can attempt to glue the seams together with special leather glue.
14. Fix A Squeaky Floor
Squeaky floors are more than irritating–a serious squeak can even devalue your home, if and when you decide to sell it. Fortunately, it’s an easy fix that’ll only take a few minutes and the right tools to repair. Load up the cleaned squeeze bottle from a hair dye kit with baby powder, then use its pointed tip to inject the powder between two floorboards that are rubbing together and causing a squeak. And presto, you are done!
15. Cover Up Laminate Countertops
Worn or outdated kitchen countertops don’t have to be replaced to look new. I’ve been wanting to pour my own concrete counters using wood molds, but I was worried about the weight of the concrete and it just seemed so excessive! I’ve been contemplating this technique, but I’ve been skeptical about how they’d hold up over time. Thanks to A Beautiful Mess, I now have a complete grasp of what to expect.
16. Perfect Caulk Edge With Painter’s Tape
17. Replace A Toilet
18. Faux Thick Baseboard
19. Repair Wood Scratches
20. Simple Air Conditioner Repair
21. Repair Damaged Furnitures
22. Use Two-Part Epoxy to Fill Rotted Trim
23. Easily Patch Dry Wall Holes
24. Fireplace Makeover
25. Repair Cat Scratched Sofa Chair
26. Paint An Old Sink
27. Fix A Hole In Your Ceiling Dry Wall
28. Revamp Existing Mirror
29. Spray Paint Your Cabinet
30. Best Ever Grout Cleaner
31. Patch A Hole In Sheetrock
32. Repair Fan
33. Remove Popcorn Ceilings
34. Repair Your Sewing Machine
35. Repair a Drywall Crack
36. Replace a Torn Window Screen
37. Replace A Shower Head
41 rustic ideas for your entire house. The full step by step tutorials and instructions for these projects can be found here, DIY Farmhouse Home Decor Ideas.