7 One-day Remodeling Projects to Add Value to Your Home

Rome may not have happened in a day, but these DIYs can! And, they can add value to your home!

Chances are no matter how much time and money you put into your home, your house will never truly be finished. Over time things become outdated as new trends arise and years of living begin to add wear and tear to your house.

Fortunately, there are many home remodeling projects that you can do in just one day to add value to your home. So, if you find yourself looking around your house and feeling like it could use a face-lift, or if you're trying to get your home ready to sell, consider these quick and easy home remodeling projects.

Just be sure to keep your DIY knowledge and skill level in mind before pulling out your toolbox.

1. Remove Popcorn Ceilings

Popcorn ceilings were really popular back in the day because they can hide defects in the ceiling and help deaden sound. And, believe it or not, some people felt popcorn ceilings made their rooms feel cozier. However, in today's home dècor world, most people prefer a smooth ceiling.

If your house has popcorn ceilings that you wish to get rid of, why not try removing it yourself some time? Removing popcorn ceilings is an easy DIY project that you should be able to complete in just one day, although it can be a very messy project.

In the end it will be worth it, because it will bring your home into the 21st century by making it more modern looking. Just remember, if the popcorn was applied before 1978 you should have it tested for asbestos before you do any work on it. 

How to Remove a Popcorn Ceiling

2. Paint an Accent Wall

Adding a fresh coat of paint is a great way to freshen up any room in your house, but if you're looking for a project to add some excitement or character to your home, why not try painting an accent wall?

Painting an accent wall in any room will help add value to your home because it adds flair and elegance by creating a wall that demands attention.

To choose an accent wall consider the architecture of your home, along with the layout of your furniture and the reason why that particular wall should be the one to stand out. Ideally, it should be the wall that you and your guests' eyes are immediately drawn to upon entering the room.

Once you've made your decision, painting a few coats should not take more than a day to complete.

Accent Wall Paint Ideas

3. Freshen Up Interior Doors

Most interior doors are the same: they're either flat or they have that typical built-in paneling. And they are almost always white or an off-white color. Needless to say, most interior doors are boring.

If you find your plain interior doors unbearable, try switching them out for a new style or add your own paneling and design flair. If that feels like too much work, you can of course try painting your interior doors a different color. Selecting a bold color like red or a dramatic color like black can be an excellent way to spruce up your house in just one day. 

Having doors that stand out will help make your home stand out.

How to Install Door Trim for Interior Doors

4. Swap Out Kitchen and Bathroom Hardware

One of the easiest ways to update your bathroom or kitchen is to switch out old hardware for something new. And by hardware, I mean the different pulls, knobs, and handles on your cabinets.

Before heading off to the hardware store, make sure you know what size the existing holes are to keep this project quick and easy. Otherwise, you will have to fill in old holes and drill new ones, making this simple DIY a lot more difficult than it needs to be.

So many houses come with generic or cheap looking hardware in the bathrooms and kitchen, which is why this simple switch is eye-catching and will add value to your home.

Select and Install Cabinet Hardware: Knobs

5. Install New Light Fixtures

A lot of people never update their light fixtures either because they think it will be too difficult or because they think they aren't a noticeable feature. In reality, it's actually quite easy to change out one light fixture for another if they are the same size. And yes, people do notice them.

New light fixtures are nice to look at, brighten your house, and are better for the environment.

Installing a new light fixture can change the whole atmosphere of a room, and since there are so many different options available you can find one to fit any home decor style, whether you prefer a chandelier, a ceiling fan, pendant lighting, or a standard flush mount ceiling light.

As a bonus, when shopping for a new light fixture you can look for one that is more energy efficient, which will also save you money down the road.

Installing a Light Fixture

6. Update Trim and Baseboards

Another quick and easy remodeling project that you can complete in just one day is updating your trim and baseboards. You can either replace them entirely or simply give them a fresh coat of paint.

Baseboards and trim need to cleaned regularly, but even over time, they eventually look dingy. Adding a fresh coat of paint will have a significant impact on your house, making your home feel cleaner, brighter, and more expensive.

If you're bored of your baseboards though, it isn't that hard to completely replace them, although it does take up more time.

Paint Your Trim and Freshen Your Interior Design

7. Resurrect an Old Fireplace

Fireplaces are a big feature in a home, so it's important to make it really stand out - in a good way. Because fireplaces are usually the focal point in a room, it's definitely something that should be cleaned and maintained regularly. Updating an old, dirty fireplace is actually a simple project than can be done in a day, and it will make a big difference in your home. 

If you have a fireplace in your house that looks like it should be modernized, take a step back and consider the different ways you can bring it up to the times. This might include a coat of paint, or maybe adding decorative tile to cover up the bricks. Or, you could even build a new mantel piece to give it a whole new look.

How to Paint a Brick Fireplace