10 quick and easy home improvement projects

  • Design
  • Wednesday, 27 Mar 2024

The kitchen is the heart of the home. Photos: Handout/TNS

Home is where the heart is and now is a wonderful time to take advantage of opportunities to do quick, easy, at-home projects that may help to create order and calm. Organisation tops the list as does creating environments that are calm and soothing.

Looking for some projects to do in your spare time? Here are some projects to help get you started.

Start in the kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of the house and where people spend a large amount of time. From organising cupboards and shelves to pantries, refrigerators and drawers, organising these areas can lead to a greater sense of calm.

Create an inviting home office

If possible, place your workspace or desk next to a window. Natural light goes a long way in fostering creativity and enhancing your work mood.An appealing and welcoming home office.An appealing and welcoming home office.

Prepare for warm weather

Warm weather is in place in many parts of the country and just around the corner in others, so now is a good time to prep outdoor items such as furniture and grills.

Head into the bedrooms

Master bedrooms should be calm and soothing, while children’s bedrooms should feel fun, festive and inviting. Regardless of your desire, some of the best ways to achieve this are through the use of colour, art and texture.

A kids room that is sunny and bright.A kids room that is sunny and bright.

Implement systems and a schedule

Tired of items or tasks always being on the back burner? Create a weekly schedule in which certain tasks are performed. For example, performing laundry duties on Monday, cleaning your home on Wednesday and planning and executing meal prep on Sunday.

Finish small repairs

Whether it is that bathroom that needs to be re-caulked or that small area that needs a bit of touch up paint, taking on small repairs will lead to a more finished home.Organised kitchen shelves helps to make items easier to find.Organised kitchen shelves helps to make items easier to find.

Change light bulbs

Switching from lower wattage bulbs to those with higher wattage is an easy, quick and affordable fix.

Perform routine maintenance tasks

These include checking for leaks or minor damage around your home. Additionally, check major appliances and systems that power your home.An organised closet helps to create order.An organised closet helps to create order.

Pack and purge

Now is the perfect time to get rid of any and all excess.

Evaluate and create a game plan

Sometimes the best road to complete all of the items on your home “to do list” is to create a plan and execute in segments. – Tribune News Service

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