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6 Small Home Improvement Projects That Can Totally Transform Your Space

Don't underestimate the impact that even the smallest changes can have in your home.

January 22, 2024 at 7:36 PM PST

The start of a new year inspires many people to revamp their spaces, from remodeling the bathroom to installing new kitchen counters. But what if your home doesn’t need a major renovation, or you don’t have the time and resources for an extensive overhaul? That’s where small home improvement projects come into play—projects that are designed to be manageable yet transformative and offer a refreshing alternative without breaking the bank.

They not only cater to the desire for change but also allow you to tailor your living space to reflect your evolving style and needs. Whether you’re looking to improve functionality or comfort, small home improvement projects can be simple to execute and completed within a reasonable budget. Here are six that are perfect for starting with.

1. Paint an accent wall.

Adding a brand new coat of paint can instantly elevate your space. But because repainting an entire room can be a heavy undertaking, try designing an accent wall instead.

To do this, select a color that complements your existing decor. Or to spice it up, don’t be afraid to try a bold color in a contrasting shade to add visual appeal. The best part about painting an accent wall is that it doesn’t require as much of an investment in paints, brushes, and other art supplies as painting a room. Plus, it provides a unique focal point that truly enhances your space.

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2. Upgrade cabinet hardware.

Another easy, affordable home improvement project you can try is upgrading your cabinet hardware. Replace any old, outdated knobs, handles or pulls to modernize the aesthetic of your cabinets and drawers. Micro changes like this can make a significant impact, especially if you pick quality hardware that complements your design style.

3. Install smart home devices.

Level up your space for 2024 with smart devices for the home. For winter, try incorporating a smart thermostat to help keep you warm and save money on energy bills in the long run.

And because the sun sets sooner in the winter, why not incorporate smart lighting — i.e. light strips, switches, or bulbs — into your space so you can set the mood without even needing to get off your couch?

4. Revamp lighting fixtures.

The lighting in your home plays a heavy role in both ambiance and functionality. To instantly transform your space, make an effort to swap out those old, outdated light fixtures for more modern ones. You could install pendant lights above the kitchen island to brighten the space or add dimmer switches to adjust the lighting from another room.

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5. Add indoor plants.

Incorporating The Great Outdoors into your space can breathe new life into it. Not only do houseplants elevate the air quality in your home, they add a vibrant energy to it, too.

If you’re new to the world of houseplants, be sure to pick out low-maintenance plants such as a succulent or spider plant to start. These types of plants are perfect for adding a touch of greenery to your space without requiring a green thumb.

6. Replace bathroom fixtures.

The bathroom is an area that sees a lot of foot traffic. Because of this, it’s important to keep it looking clean and modern. Part of this includes replacing old, worn-out fixtures such as faucets, showerheads, and towel racks to breathe new life into the space.

To do this, opt for modern and stylish designs that easily complement your existing decor. Something as simple as upgrading your bathroom knobs can totally transform your space to provide a fresh and contemporary appearance without breaking the bank.


From minor tweaks to major overhauls— these are the insights that add style and comfort to your home.



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