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Thrifty DIY Hacks for Your Home Design

Thrifty DIY Hacks for Your Home Design

Whether you are preparing your current home for sale or designing your new home, there are some simple DIY home design hacks that you can put into place to impress new buyers or your new house guests without spending a lot of money. When you are planning to move, we know that money is tight before, during, and after the process. These DIY design ideas are all thrifty money savers in addition to being great ideas to make your home unique, presentable, and more organized. You can choose the design that best suit your taste and your design needs; or maybe these designs will give you a different idea to implement in your own home. Photo credits from Diplo.

New Towel Rack

Door Knob Towel Rack

Need a towel rack? Try this unique design with door knobs. You can find old and mismatched door knobs at garage sales, thrift stores, or even a junk yard. Think of other areas where this might work for you, perhaps a unique coat or hat rack at your front entrance, or a scarf holder or bag holder in a bedroom.

Cover Your Thermostat or Circuit Breaker

Cover Thermostat

If your wall has an eyesore such as a thermostat or a circuit breaker panel, hide it while still keeping easy access to it by adding hinges to a picture. Replace the eyesore with something beautiful that represents your style. Just add hinges to an existing painting, picture frame, or poster that you already have.

Use Old Drawers for Shelving

Drawer Shelf

Add unique flair to your walls by taking an old drawer and using it as a shelf. This also works very well in the bathroom for storage of makeup, cosmetics, and jewellery or near the front door for mail and keys, etc. You can paint the drawer to add an accent colour and/or extra knobs, handles, or hooks to suit your needs.

Wine Rack Towel Holder

Wine Rack Towel Holder

This wine rack provides a very nice towel holder while also adding design flair and freeing up some of the room in your storage, drawers, or linen closets. Plus, you will always have a towel handy while in the bathroom.

CD Organizers

CD Organizers

Chances are you might have some old CD racks or organizers lying around. Even if you don’t have any old CD cases, you can probably find them very inexpensively at a thrift shop or garage sale. Painting it and adding your own touches will help it add and element of design where ever you use it as a storage and organisation aide. It can be used in the bathroom, kitchen, or even the garage. Keeps small objects organized and in order.

Laundry Detergent Dispenser

Laundry Detergent Dispenser

The laundry room is one area that can be hard to keep orderly with all of the different bottle s of detergent and other cleaning supplies. Instead of having different bottle that almost always have drips all over them, buy large, clear drink dispensers and use the no mess spout for pouring out the soaps, fabric softeners, etc. A clear container also helps you easily see at a glance when you need to buy more.

Baby Jar Touch up Paint

Baby Jar Paint

When you paint a room, you almost always need to save some paint to do touch-ups later on. However, who wants to keep an entire can of paint taking up space? Instead, pour your left over paint into a baby jar or similar glass container and you will always have it readily available for touch-ups. The clear jar makes it easy to see what it is and you will also always have a small amount left to take back to the paint or hardware store for them to match and make more if needed.

Shower Curtain Rod Storage

Shower Curtain Rod

All too often, bathroom showers are an eyesore because of all of the things in the shower area. Rather than adding to the clutter, use an extra curtain bar and the curtain hangers to hang up sponges and other things you need in the shower.

Letter Organizer Shoe Rack

Letter Organizer Shoe Rack

Almost everyone can use extra space and organisation in their closets. If you have a lot of flats and flip flops, these letter organisers make perfect organization tools for otherwise hard to store shoes. Each pair is still easy to grab and see at a glance.

Light Up Your Closet

Closet Lights

So many closets are dark spaces that make it difficult to see where everything is. If you aren’t able to put a light fixture in or have an electrician install a light, take a strand of white Christmas lights and wrap them around the door frame near a place that you can plug them in.

Hang Jeans by Clips

Hang Jeans Clip

Who says you have to use hangars for all of your clothes? Clips like these make hanging jeans more accessible and much more organised. Just use the belt loops with the hooks and the appearance as well as the organisation are both much better. Of course, this trick works for other pants with belt loops too.



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