26 Things For Anyone Who Lives In An Old House
Things that'll help you feel like a genius problem solver when dealing with stuff like drafts, minimal storage, worn-out wordwork, and so many other issues.
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1. Wood polish and conditioner that'll help revive all those worn-out wood surfaces. Don't replace those kitchen cabinets or floors! Give 'em a facelift with this.
2. A wood scratch cover to hide all those dings and scrapes on the original trim and doors that've been around longer than you, SEEN some things.
3. A door draft stopper the least handy person in the world could handle installing to prevent cold gusts from coming in. One things that old houses suffer from is gaps beneath doors.
4. And an insulated soundproofing strip even the LEAST handy person can stick on their door to help get some peace and quiet, even if your kid is playing video games at *peak* volume in the living room.
5. An adjustable window screen that'll fit a variety of window widths to help facilitate a crisp breeze... without the bugs.
6. Interlocking Teak tiles you don't need tools to install to help cover up a hard outdoor surface that looks awful. That concrete patio slab is older than you, but it doesn't have to look that way.
7. Shrink wrap window insulation that could help you keep from jacking up the heat so you can sit in that lovely well-appointed den with the breezy windows.
8. An indoor/outdoor rug built to weather rain and more, which'll be even less effort to cover up an ugly outdoor surface.
9. A roll of self-adhesive marble film – it still won't be the breeziest project for your bathroom countertop, but will be super renter-friendly!
10. Concrete paint for a refreshed look that'll make a HUGE difference on your stained concrete patios, walkways, or garage floors.
11. Some under-cabinet lights to bring a modern touch to any outdated cabinets that you wanna replace later. But it'll be a little while. *And* this strand makes for super easy installation if you're in a rental!
12. And if you want a total kitchen transformation, a kitchen cabinet painting kit that requires ZERO stripping or priming *might* make you wonder if you're in someone else's house before you've had your coffee.
13. Floating bookshelves to get you soooo many compliments and give you an excuse to talk about your favorite recent reads. Anyone who lives in a house that seems to have slightly crooked walls (they exist!) or just oddly shaped rooms that don't play well with suitcases will find some stylish solace in these.
14. A couch clip-on table for that side where there's zero space to squeeze in a side table for your beverages and the remote. Shoutout to weird room layouts!
15. A roll of cabinet and drawer liners that'll guard your kitchen essentials from any chipping or flaking from those cabinets that seem to have been around longer than your grandmother.
16. A rust stain-removing gel to help the gross shower surround. Lots of folks have gotten clean in that bathroom but it that doesn't have to feel that way.
18. A slim cutlery organizer here to prove that, yes! You do have room for all your cutlery in your tiny kitchen drawer! Scoot over, forks. Seriously, did people in circa 1904 only have one fork per household?!
19. A watermark-removing cloth that could also do wonders on the nail polish remover you dribbled down your bathroom vanity two years ago and you've been pretending like isn't there.
20. An unassuming wall-mounted broom organizer to become your cleaning station with five spots for long-handed tools and six hooks to help corral product bottles. After all, you're living in these digs for the charm, not the the lacking storage space.
21. Magnetic garage handles that'll bring some serious curb appeal to your home for an EXTREMELY small fraction of the price of getting some carriage-style doors. Your house is old but these'll make it look *historic.*
22. A fireplace whitewashing kit for a transformation on the cheap. Don't even LOOK up how much it'll cost you for a new fireplace surround. Trust me.
24. A stingray drain cover to make you actually enjoy looking in your kitchen sink. *Plus* it'll save your poor old kitchen sink pipes because it catches food scraps before they migrate down there, stink up your kitchen, and cause some major plumbing problems.
25. An outlet-charging shelf that'll give ya a spot to park your phone or a speaker. It's more or less just creating a shelf out of thin air! No more balancing stuff on the edge of your envy-inducing pedestal sink.
26. Stainless-steel-effect contact paper to get you the modern look of fresh appliances for chump change.
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