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Have you ever wanted to try your hand at renovating or improving upon a certain element of your home without enlisting the help of a professional? Well, now that we’re all stuck at home during this time of the COVID-19 quarantine, there’s no better time to give it a try!
Here are some easy, low-risk DIY home renovations and enhancement projects that might interest you to try while you’re sheltering in place.

Swap Out Cabinet and Door Hardware

One of the easiest ways to update the look of your home without spending a fortune or calling in a professional is to install new hardware on your cabinets and doors. Even old and basic cabinets can look beautiful with new cabinet knobs and handles put on them. To update the look of your doors and improve their functionality, we offer a wide selection of door hardware products, including flush pulls, grip pulls, knobs, levers, stops, bumpers, and turn pieces. Other hardware updates you can make include hooks, locks, mailboxes, house numbers, and light switch plates.

Update Lighting Fixtures

Lighting is an underrated part of room décor but yet an easy project to take on for DIY home renovations during quarantine. You can fill interior spaces with more positive energy and focus better on your job or school work if you have good light fixtures in place in your rooms. Better yet, ceiling lights and wall lights don’t take up valuable floor space in your home and are affordable and often easy to install yourself.

Apply a Fresh Coat of Paint

Another easy way to implement your DIY home renovation ideas is to apply new paint to an entire room of your home or even just a single wall. Painting is something you can do yourself with a little practice and preparation, and it makes a huge difference in a room’s aesthetic appeal. In addition to using paint to cover wear-and-tear on your walls, consider choosing a brand-new color of paint to breathe new life into a room you’re spending more time in during quarantine.

Install New Bathroom Accents

With many of us now working and going to school from home, more time is also being spent in home bathrooms. You can update the look of your bathroom without doing a full overhaul of the space by simply adding some new bathroom accents. This can be as easy as hanging a new mirror above your vanity or hanging new towel bars or towel rings on the bathroom wall. You might also take this extra time at home to rethink your current bathroom storage situation and either reorganize things or buy a new storage cabinet to keep everything you need together and in one place.

Install Crown Molding

You might not notice crown molding when you first walk into a room, but this simple addition can really create a polished and finished look that ties a space together. With some lumber and basic supplies, you can install crown molding yourself around the ceiling and along the baseboards of a room. You can also install crown molding around mirrors and light fixtures for a simpler project that doesn’t take as many materials or as much time. Plan to paint your crown molding the desired color before installing it for the best results. Also, start with one long wall and work in one direction with your installation to avoid frustration.

Change Out Old Showerheads and Faucets

If your bathroom looks outdated but you don’t have the DIY skills or budget for a full bathroom renovation, then consider simply changing out your existing showerheads and faucets. Even homeowners with no DIY plumbing experience can do this type of work and without spending a fortune. Modern faucets and showerheads come in a wide range of colors, styles, and finishes. Better yet, new bathroom fixtures also tend to be more efficient and can even help you reduce excess water usage.

Where to Shop for DIY Home Renovations on a Budget

Now more than ever, Central Plumbing Specialties is your one-stop source for all of your plumbing and heating supply needs and for decorative fixtures and hardware too. Our supply counters are still open, and we’re working diligently to keep our team and customers safe as they handle the supplies they need for professional-quality renovations and home enhancements.

We encourage you to browse our website to learn about the products and brands we offer and call our store nearest you with any questions. Thank you for your continued support!

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