January: Improve Interior Doors
Open yourself up to new possibilities in the new year by upgrading boring interior doors. Choose solid four-panel doors for a classic look, or create a bold statement with a coat of bright paint and eye-catching hardware.
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February: Swap Your Light Fixtures
March: Get Organized
April: Lay Pavers
Get the yard ready for spring by laying a new paver pathway through the garden, a project that will give your outdoor space more dimension and character. You can opt for a formal brick walkway or simply place a few granite stepping-stones into the grass for a more rustic look.
Related: 7 Thrifty Designs for a DIY Walkway
May: Patch Your Walls
Homeowners tend to move wall decorations around from time to time, leaving annoying nail holes and chipped paint scattered in their wake. Grab some spackle and fix the eyesores in a weekend, which should give you enough time for the spackle to dry overnight before you touch up the walls with paint.
June: Install Ceiling Fans
Save money on air conditioning by hanging new ceiling fans to keep the air circulating throughout your home. You can do most of the prep work yourself, but be sure to work with an electrician to safely handle any necessary wiring.
July: Upgrade Your Shower Head
August: Paint an Accent Wall
Add a pop of color to your living space by painting one wall in your home. The unexpected design element will add visual impact, and because you're painting only a limited area, the project is relatively simple and cheap.
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September: Install Crown Molding
Crown molding makes any home look classy, and it can even hide flaws and crooked walls. But while crown molding is affordable, it’s also time-consuming to install, so start with high-impact areas of your home like the entryway or living room.
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October: Organize Kitchen Cabinets
To streamline your kitchen storage, install several different configurations of gliding roll-out systems in the cabinets. No more rummaging through dark shelves to find a matching pot lid!
November: Refresh Your Backsplash
December: Reinvent Your Fireplace
DIYs to Try
If you have the money to hire a handyman for every household woe, go ahead. But if you want to hang on to your cash and exercise some self-sufficiency, check out these clever products that solve a million and one little problems around the house. Go now!