Home renovations are a lot of work, y’all. If you don’t have the time, budget, or energy for that, I understand. I love making small changes to improve my space rather than gutting a room. Here are some of my favorite home improvement ideas to make y’all’s lives a little easier.
Change Up Your Kitchen Storage
Storage is always in short supply in my kitchen. The great thing is there are plenty of ways to add both storage and statement pieces.
If you have empty walls, add open shelving. I use mine to store cookbooks and statement pieces. If y’all have some dishware or décor you love, put it on a visible shelf instead of leaving it in a cabinet. Another great option is to add a hanging rod, especially if you have beautiful pots and pans.
A wine rack is one of my favorite storage options—it adds personality and visual interest. A hideaway spice drawer is a great option for those of y’all who are tired of rummaging through cabinets.
Add Some Entryway Storage
Are you tired of not having somewhere to put purses, backpacks, or keys? Believe me, I know. If you don’t have a designated spot for things close to the entryway, they’ll get lost.
Make your morning easier by improving your entryway. Create a drop zone for shoes, backpacks, and your purse. Add jacket hooks and a key dish or hanger. Before you know it, you’ll be breezing out the door, coffee in hand.
Installing an under-sink water filter is one of the best decisions I’ve made. It’s easy enough to install to do it yourself, and once you taste the water, you’ll never go back!
Add a New Appliance
Y’all don’t always need to change the house to improve your living space. I encourage y’all to make yourself a small space in your home for a hobby or interest. If that’s entertaining, maybe you design a bar cart with decanters, glassware, and bartending supplies.
If you’re a coffee lover, consider splurging on an espresso machine. Set up a coffee bar area. Get yourself a mug tree and a variety of coffee syrups to make your own drinks. If you’re a baker, get that stand mixer you’ve been eyeing. Add a canister for whisks and spatulas, and hang your oven mitts on the wall nearby.
Install Retractable Window Screens
This one is a bit of an investment, but I could not live without it, y’all. Retractable window screens give you the benefits of regular screens, but you can move them out of the way. If you’ve got a beautiful view outside your home, don’t stare at it through the mesh! Because they’re so versatile, there are retractable window screens for every home.
You don’t have to gut your house to make your life a little easier. Try out these five home improvement ideas first.