New Year’s Mini-Makeover

Easy DIY Projects That’ll Have Your House On-Trend for 2018

Ahhh, New Years—it’s that time once again to start with a clean slate and set some new goals to meet in the coming year. Wouldn’t an awesome resolution be to finally finish those lingering home improvement projects? Wouldn’t another great one be to just become Joanna Gaines? Well, we can’t quite promise the second one will happen…but we can offer some neat home-makeover-hacks that will freshen up your space AND won’t break the bank!

 

Kitchen Fixes

Talk about kitchen-envy in the photo above!! If you’re not ready to start from scratch for a complete kitchen overhaul—fear not. There are a few easy ways to make an outdated kitchen feel modern and trendy.

 

The Bold Backsplash

If you’re an entertainer whose kitchen is their sanctuary, you know it’s tough to look at (and clean) dull, bare walls. The look of the light and modern backsplash above is easier to achieve than you might think! For a fresh look on your kitchen walls, try strategically placing some peel-and stick subway tiles, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy being in your kitchen again! Find some here!

If you are REALLY trendy, you can also try it with vinyl “shiplap”!

 

Current Cabinets

Nothing has the power to drag down a fab kitchen like cabinets that are faded or have outdated hardware. Luckily there are a couple ways to spruce those babies up without completely tearing them out. A simple fix like changing out old knobs and handles for new ones can add a whole new vibe. You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on new hardware, soaking builder’s-grade knobs and pulls in brass ager will give you a chic finish on a budget!

If it’s the wood’s stain that’s a problem, try using bead-board or bead-board wallpaper on cabinet surfaces for a cool textured look. A true kitchen-lover knows that in cooking and decoration, it’s all in the details.

 

In the Bathroom

If we’re being honest, people have quite some time to look around when they’re in there! Here are some suggestions to take your bathroom from drab to fab!

 

Charming Chair Rail

If you’re lucky enough to have this, or even if you have to install it, chair rail molding is a great tool to enhance the comfort of a smaller bathroom space. Try adding a pop of color or texture by wallpapering under the molding. The accent to a plain wall above will give character and dimension to a powder room, water closet, outhouse, you name it!

 

Funky Fixtures

We can’t all lead lives straight out of the Pottery Barn catalog, so for those of us who have tarnished fixtures from years of living in a humid space, metallic spray paint is our saving grace. Spray a little of this on your most hopeless fixtures, and voila! Prepare to be amazed by this simple upgrade. Just make sure you crack a window!

 

Miscellaneous Hacks

DIY Custom Closet

Getting major inspiration from this beauty above?? Try securing an inexpensive book shelf or storage unit into your existing closet for that customized feel. Look for shelving that has a fun finish on it, or one that matches your current style, to really make it your own. Shelving of varied sizes will also help you stay organized and keep each special addition to your wardrobe in its very own home!

 

Revamp Your Vents

Like we said before…it’s all in the details! This one may seem insignificant, but if your AC unit intake is an eyesore in your opinion, you can find ornate aluminum sheeting options at your local hardware store to spice it up and make everything in your home look pretty and purposeful!

 

Best of luck with your DIY projects this coming year! Drop a comment below and let us know some tricks you’ve used around your home, or ones you’d like to learn more about.