A Beginner’s Guide to Home Improvement

House plant on wooden wall

Tackling Your Renovation Checklist

Words like “renovation,” “remodel,” and “home improvement” are scary.

When we hear “kitchen remodel” we imagine our hard-earned dollars down the sink right along with our weekend free time.

But home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping your house down to the studs and starting from scratch, no matter what Chip & Jo may have lead you to believe (or, as we like to call them, Jo & Chip).

By making small, affordable changes, you can completely change the look and feel of your home: $100 remodels can be just as impactful as $10,000 remodels.

That’s why we put together this beginner’s guide to home improvement projects.


Take it from us, a $50 over-the-toilet bathroom organizer can completely change your life.

  1. Life Changing Bathroom Hacks for $100 or Less
  2. DIY Kitchen Storage Hacks 


1) Life Changing Bathroom Hacks for $100 or Less

We’ve all heard that statistic that we spend up to a quarter of our lives in bed, but we’re willing to bet we spend at least another quarter of our lives in the bathroom.

We spend a lot of time cleaning and primping in our bathrooms, so we want them to look fresh, clean, and airy (even if there’s not a window in sight).

Is your bathroom space less than inviting right now?

Small changes like a coat of paint, a fresh set of bath mats, some cute floating shelves, or a nice bathroom shelf can completely change the look and feel of your bathroom.

If you have a tiny bathroom, get yourself an over-the-toilet organizer. Having a place to put your hair ties and hair dryers that isn’t just “a pile under the sink” is a total game changer.


2) DIY Kitchen Storage Hacks

Let’s be honest, not many people actually live the Carrie Bradshaw, shoes-in-the-oven, lifestyle.

More and more, our kitchens are the hearts of our home. Where our friends and family gather, and where we make meals we can share with our loved ones.

But no matter how big your kitchen is or how many cabinets you have, it can be challenging to find places to store all those boxes of cereal, blenders, toaster ovens, and kitchen utensils.

Learning just a couple of DIY kitchen storage hacks, like installing hanging fruit baskets, can take the stress out of one of your most-loved spaces.



It doesn’t take a big budget to make big changes to your space.

By investing in storage solutions that reduce clutter, installing a hanging fruit basket to create valuable counter space, or mounting a tension rod under your sink to hang cleaning supplies, you can improve your home.