Small closets can sometimes annoy homeowners. They aren't big enough to store most belongings so they end up becoming wasted space. Picture the closet you most dislike in your home and think about building a bar there, even if you're on a tight budget. A few simple steps, like removing the door and hinges, make it a permanently open space for shelving liquors and glasses. If you ever want to return to the project, you can always take out a wall to add a counter or light fixtures to set the mood.
Clean Your Mailbox
You might have felt proud of your mailbox after you moved into your home, but it's become a forgotten feature over the years. Dirty boxes that fill up with forgotten mail are a prime target for robbers. They either learn they can steal the personal information waiting inside or figure out when you're not at home.
Spend a few hours cleaning and upgrading your mailbox to make your home safer and increase your curb appeal. Cover it with a magnetic design or paint it with quotes and handprints from your family. As long as you regularly pick up your mail after the project ends, you'll love the new look and the safety that results from your work.
Create Raised Garden Beds
Anyone with a green thumb can create raised garden beds to start a new backyard hobby. They won't require digging in your yard, so your homeowner's association (HOA) advisors won't penalize you with fees. You can also use multiple materials, like wood or stone, to match your timeframe and budget. After a few hours of crafting, you'll be ready to plant beautiful flowers or raise veggies in your yard.