10 Fast Fixes for Your Home

10 Fast Fixes for Your Home


It’s important to give your home a breath of new life every so often. Below are a few tips to help you spiff up your house, from the front porch to the dining room table.


Front door décor — Liven up your front porch by replacing seasonal plants with new color. Freshen up the area with a good hosing down and consider a new paint job if needed.


Update your threshold —The base of your front door sees a lot of traffic. You’ll be amazed at the transformation you’ll see with just a few coats of paint.


Refresh your floors — If you’ve got hardwoods that have seen better days, pick up a water-based formula like Bona and add a little elbow grease. This simple treatment will keep your floors gleaming for months.


Quiet the creaks ­— Silence squeaky doors, bed frames, and other metal joints with a dose of WD-40.


Sweeten a stinky disposal —Drop cubes of frozen white vinegar and a few lemon peels down your disposal to combat the odors that can build up in your kitchen sink. Run the tap on cold and let the disposal do its thing for about a minute.


Change your ring — An updated doorbell can do wonders for your home and is such an easy thing to swap out, just be careful with live wires.


Tighten up — Tend to those loose door knobs and drawer pulls. A couple of screwdrivers and a walk around your home will have these pesky pulls fixed up in no time.


Give hardware a facelift — A can of copper, bronze, or nickel spray paint has the ability to completely transform the look of your kitchen. By updating the finish on your hardware, you introduce a fresh new feel.


Have a knock out number — Grab an easy-install solar light and hang it above your home’s address to make your home more inviting and easier to find. While you’re at it, pick up some new numbers to give the exterior of your home a simple but effective new look.


Fix dining table scratches — For scratches that penetrate beyond the wood finish, rub a shelled walnut gently across the marks and then polish with a soft cloth. The nut’s oils naturally conceal the blemishes.