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Stuck Inside? It’s the Perfect Time to Tackle These Indoor DIY Projects

Chances are, you've been putting these home improvement projects on hold for far too long.

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Update cabinet hardware

Give your kitchen or bathroom a simple and affordable update with new cabinet hardware. Once you select your new hardware, you’ll just need a screwdriver to remove the old hardware and install the new pieces and give your space a new look.

Make your home look expensive with these kitchen upgrades.

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Clean out the dryer vent

When was the last time you cleaned out your clothes dryer’s vent? Lint can build up and not only create a fire hazard, but it can prevent your dryer from drying clothes as quickly and efficiently as it should. You’ll need to move your dryer away from the wall, unplug it, disconnect the duct work and vacuum and/or brush out the duct.

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Freshen up with paint

Whether you have time to paint one wall or an entire room, painting is one of those indoor DIY projects that can make a big impact on the look and feel of your home. If you choose to paint just one wall, go for a bold colour to make a big impression.

Follow these interior painting tips for flawless walls.

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Clean rugs and carpet

Since you’re stuck inside, move your furniture out of the way and give your carpet or rugs a good cleaning. If you don’t have a carpet cleaner, many home improvement stores offer them for rent. You can easily get three rooms done in a day.

These homemade carpet cleaners are the solution to all kinds of stains!

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Clean or replace your shower head

Over time, calcium deposits can build up in your shower head and you may notice lower water pressure. To clean your shower head, remove it and soak it in vinegar for eight hours before reinstalling it. Or, if you think it’s time for a new shower head, once you select out one you like, you can generally replace the old one in less than 30 minutes.

Try these small bathroom ideas that will make a big impact in a tight space.

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Install a closet organizer

You can have a drool-worthy closet without spending a fortune. On a nasty weather day, take some time to clean out items you no longer need and install a wire shelving unit to increase your storage space. These systems are affordable and can usually be installed with a drill, level and other basic tools. This closet storage system doesn’t require any cutting and has expanding shelves that adjust to add 22 feet of shelving space and 12 feet of hanging space.

Here’s how often you need to replace everything in your home.

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Swap switch-plate covers

Do you have switch-plate covers of various colours around your home that need a bit of updating? Take a couple hours to replace them. Switch plate covers come in a variety of colors and designs, including bright white, wood, brass and some with fun graphics.

Use these furniture arranging hacks to make the most out of your layout.

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Create a wallpaper accent wall

While you may not have time to do an entire room with wallpaper, creating an accent wall is a great indoor DIY project for nasty weather days. Pre-pasted wallpaper is a good option since you don’t have to buy paste or a special applicator brush to get it to stick to your wall. If you want an even easier project that, consider these peel-and-stick wallpaper.

Check out these ways to brighten your home during winter.

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Install kitchen rollouts

Rollouts are a simple and affordable way to upgrade your kitchen storage because they help give you a bit more usable storage space in your cabinets. If you don’t want to make the rollouts yourself, you can find them at most home improvement stores and online. You’ll just have to measure to get the right width. These cabinet rollouts hold up to 100 pounds and can be installed with just four screws.

Don’t miss these clever home improvement ideas under $200.

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Hang a gallery wall

For a great indoor DIY project (and one that you’ve probably been meaning to get around to for years), hang the gallery wall of your dreams. You’ll need to prep the wall and make a template for where you want pieces to hang.

Use these tips to start a home art collection without breaking the bank.

Originally Published on The Family Handyman