Tackle these projects in a single day

It's easy to get stressed out just hearing the word
“renovation." You're instantly thinking of having your home life
disrupted by construction debris, cluttered rooms, and loud noises.

But you don't have to spend a ton of money and brace yourself for
months of inconvenience to upgrade your home. Here are a few projects
that you can knock out in a single day, and they'll greatly improve the
look and enjoyment of your home.

Paint or replace an exterior door: If you know the
correct dimensions and specifications for a replacement door, replacing
an exterior door is a quick and easy job. That's even more true if
you're repainting it. Preparation and a few coats of paint will only
take a few hours.

Plant some low-maintenance trees: Young evergreen
trees are relatively simple to plant, and after some heavy watering in
the first few weeks, they're very easy to maintain. They'll add some
color and texture to your landscaping, instantly improving curb appeal.

New light fixtures: Whether they're on the interior
or exterior of your home, something as subtle as light textures can have
a dramatic effect. Swapping out traditional fixtures for something
modern or industrial can completely transform a room.

New hardware: Drawer pulls and door knobs are easy
to change out, and like light fixtures, they have a big impact. You'd be
amazed how your kitchen or bathroom could look with new hardware.