15 Cool DIY Projects You Can Do Today
Sometimes it’s the smallest projects that make the biggest impact. This weekend, try one of these 15 cool DIY projects to spruce up your space and make it more functional.
Build and Hang a Shelf
For less than $20, you can build and hang a floating shelf which can be used to store dishes in the kitchen or display artwork in the living room. And these floating shelves have no clunky hardware or brackets and can be completed in a day.
Paint the Ceiling
Fun colors aren’t just for the walls! And try adding drama to a room by painting the ceiling a light blue or rose pink.
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Organize Your Pantry
We could all use a little more storage space in our pantry. And whether you need a better system for organizing canned goods or an organizer for your bakeware, there are some simple storage solutions that you can make in a day.
Organize the Garage
It’s time to finally get the garage in order. Try building a movable rack for storing bicycles or making hangers for cords and hoses. And you can transform your garage in just a few hours.
Update Kitchen Hardware
Installing new knobs and pulls is a cool DIY project and an inexpensive way to transform the look of your kitchen. And check your local home improvement store for a variety of styles including classic and modern, or visit an antique shop for hardware with a more eclectic look.
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Install a New Faucet
Is it time to replace a bathroom or leaky kitchen faucet? First, make sure the configuration of the new faucet works with your existing sink. And if it does, replacing it may take just an hour, barring any unexpected problems.
Add Dimmer Switches
Light dimmer switches can help set the mood in your living room, dining room or bedroom. And before you get started, be sure to check the grounding and box size to ensure safety.
Patch Wall Holes
Whether the wall was damaged when you were moving furniture or you need to cover a bunch of nail holes, patching drywall is a job you can do in less than a day. And just grab a few tools and have some patience—your walls will look as good as new in a few hours.
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Add a Ceiling Fan
A ceiling fan can help keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Plus, you may save on your energy bills.
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Build Cabinet Rollouts
Adding cabinet rollouts is a cool DIY project that will give you more usable space to store pots, pans and bakeware. And this project will take a day and cost $20 to $100, depending on the size of the cabinets.
Recaulk the Bathroom
This project may not be a cool DIY project. But if your bathroom is looking dingy or the caulk is cracked or has mold, it’s time for new caulk. And you’ll have to peel away the old caulk first, but your bathroom will look much brighter and cleaner in just a few hours.
Reorganize the Closet
You can buy closet organizers, or build a low-cost custom closet in just a day. And depending on your materials and your needs, this custom design can cost between $100 and $500 and it gives you plenty of storage options.