Home improvement projects can be intimidating. You see this great idea on Pinterest. It’s going to change your whole world. You have every intention of getting started. But then you see how many tools and skills are needed to complete this project, so you decide to put it off. You tell yourself that maybe after you do more research on the topic, it won’t seem so difficult. Maybe...
I personally have next to zero knowledge when it comes to most home repairs. I can identify basic tools: hammer, Philips head screwdriver versus flathead screwdriver, drill bit, and maybe a few more. But I’ve certainly never built anything. But you don’t need to have any experience to make your home look awesome. These easy home upgrades are so simple that even beginners can easily complete any of them.
Plug-in Under Cabinet Fixture
Difficulty: Fairly easy
Requires: Power drill
Once you have picked where you want the fixture to be installed, and you have determined that you have enough cord to reach the outlet, use the included mounting template to mark where you will need to place your screws. Using a power drill (Check out YouTube if you’ve never used one before) install the screws where you have marked. The keyholes on the underside of your fixture will slide in effortlessly and all that remains is to plug in your new fixture and revel in how simple it was.
Changing out a Wall plate
Difficulty Level: Easy peasy
Requires: A screwdriver
When my family bought our first home, I certainly wasn’t looking at the wall plates! But when it came time to move all our belongings in, I noticed that the light switch in my daughter’s new bedroom had a novelty
If you have a screwdriver and can say “Righty
Difficulty Level: Cake walk
Requires: Plug-in timer
Timers are one of those items that you didn’t realize you needed until you tried one. Their uses are endless. From turning on or off outdoor or seasonal lighting at specific
The most difficult part may be narrowing down exactly what type of timer will be best for you. For outdoor uses such as patio or
Set up is easy and once you’ve got it set, you never have to think about it again. Simply plug the timer into the wall outlet and the appliance or lighting fixture into the timer. Set the current time and choose your on and off times. Enjoy the automation and savings on your energy bill.