Does the change in season have you thinking about making some home improvements or redecorating?
HGTV design expert Sabrina Soto shares some makeover don'ts with The Huffington Post, including no rugs around your toilets and no fake flowers. Some dos? Plan it out and get your budget in order. Click here to watch the video.
Click here to view Barrow Patch's Pinterest board "Sprucing Up for Spring" with home improvement and DIY-related pins.
Not interested in a large overhaul of your living space but want to do some freshening up? AOL Real Estate suggests the following changes:
- Upgrade plastic switch plates with covers that match or accent your decor — You can buy new plates or decorate your current ones yourself using craft paint or decorative paper. Just don't go too far as outlet covers should blend with the walls.
- Do a little painting — Touch up banged-up baseboards and door and window trim and cover wall marks that won't wash away.
- Give your cabinets an easy makeover — Upgrade a kitchen or bathroom by installing new pulls and knobs.
- Give your mailbox a fresh or new look — Spray-paint your old mailbox. You can freshen the same color or go wild with bright hues. But don't forget to scrub off dirt and rust before painting with rust-proof paint.
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