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10 Easy Home Updates To Do In 2016

Become a King or Queen of DIY this year!

My friends at Hometalk bloggers have put together a great list of amazing home updates that can help you get your best home this year. What's best is that these are all easy to do within any significant time and financial investment and some are quite cool (I especially love #7).1. Organize Under Your Kitchen Sink
Kitchen Sink StorageImage:Thea/Time with TheaDollar store saves the day. Grab a few plastic baskets and a set of drawers to transform your under-counter space into a clean, organized oasis that will save you agony every time you need to grab cleaning supplies (Directions here)2. Build a Bathroom Custom Wall StorageDIY ShelfImage:Kaysi/Keeping It SimpleClutter on your bathroom countertops? Join the club. Here's a creative and easy todo wall organizer. Doesn't matter is the counter dressings are his or hers, a simple to create storage for anything that's driving you crazy is only a couple steps away (This is how to build it)3. Rejuvenate that Kitchen Backsplash
DIY Marble BacksplashImage:Heidi/Honeybear LaneFor a smaller, more budget-friendly way to make a huge impact in your kitchen, replace the backsplash with new tiles, real or fake. Retiling a backsplash is easier than you might think, and it will make your kitchen look and feel brand new without a big reno project. (Get the how-to here)4. Freshen Those Dull Closets with Some Paint
DIY Closet DoorsImage:Gemma/The Sweetest DigsAdd a quick flash of pizzazz to boring bedrooms or tired spaces, by making flat closet doors look elegant and expensive. Just use paint and painter’s tape to give your door fake trim and get a major update on the cheap. (Here’s how to do it)5. Curtains for $5? Yes please!CurtainsImage:Emily/The Wicker HouseUpgrade your windows by adding ultra-elegant long curtains for just $5! The trick? These billowy beauties are actually bed sheets from Walmart, but they just look so good. Follow this tutorial to make all of your windows magazine-worthy. (Get directions here)6. Triple Your Tiny Bathroom's StorgageStorage in BathroomImage: Kaysi/Keeping It SimpleIf you have an unused alcove or even a free bathroom wall, you’ve got a chance to get more storage out of your space. Bathroom storage is truly a high commodity, so it’s a worthwhile improvement, and an easy one, too, if you put up DIY floating shelves or try this easy 2 hour build. (Tutorial here)7. Super Secret Hidden Pantry CabinetCan Storage in KitchenImage:Mallory & Savannah/Classy ClutterThis year, say goodbye to not having enough pantry space, because this will double your storage. Create a pull out hidden cabinet that has the perfect amount of space for all of your canned food and spices, and can slide cleanly into place beside your refrigerator. (Building directions here)8. Creative Lighting Upgrades on the CheapCeiling Fan FarmhouseImage:Tammy/One More TimePrettier lighting can change the look and feel of your space, and it’s so easy to do. Here you can get creative – you don’t have to buy something new if you can think outside the box. If you don’t want to replace your fixture altogether, this farmhouse style ceiling fan and light fixture upgrade can make a huge difference, too. (This is how)9. Mirror Mirror on the Walldriftwood frameImage:Susan/Living Rich on LessTurn that unfinished slab of mirror in your bathroom into a high-end stunner, by covering the rough edges in an easy wooden frame. Once you have the pieces of your frame ready, you can stick them straight onto your mirror with outdoor mounting tape – no tools needed! (Here’s directions)10. Trendy Baseboard Hackbaseboard installation Image:Karrah/Mrs. Do It HerselfGive your rooms a more stately appearance, by putting in new baseboards. The best part of this improvement? You can put in new baseboards without removing your old ones! This clever design lets you lay new baseboards right over whatever is there already, so that you can update your look without putting a large dent in your week or your wallet. (Learn how here)