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New Year, New Home Projects


January 29, 2021


5 min

New Year New Home Projects

Once the calendar flips to a new year and the rush of the holidays is over, it’s easy to feel a little bit bored. Luckily, you don’t have to wait until spring to have some fun inside. We’ve rounded up our list of the top 5 easy and budget-friendly DIY ideas to help you transform your space and feel a sense of accomplishment!

5 DIY Home Project Ideas for Winter

  1. Update a Laundry Room or Mud Room. With very little money and effort you can totally transform these chore-heavy spaces into rooms you actually want to spend your time. Consider adding peel-and-stick wallpaper to create an accent wall that pops. It’s easy to apply, mess-free and is removable if you ever change your mind. Go bold with a loud pattern to contrast the neutral paint colors everywhere else. Add shelving or cubbies for visual interest and to serve as practical storage solutions. This entire project can be done in just a single afternoon.
  2. Add Crown Molding or Wainscoting. Crown molding can help elevate your space. Install it at the tops of walls, around door frames or at the top of cabinets in the kitchen. Crown molding can take your home from basic to custom in just a few hours. Wainscoting might seem intimidating, but it’s actually quite simple. To install, you simply remove baseboards, cut the panels to length and nail the panels to the wall at the studs.
  3. Increase Your Kitchen Storage. You can turn any kitchen wall into a storage-lover’s paradise. Buy a sheet of pegboard, usually you can find it in a variety of colors and attach it to an empty wall. Install hooks at varying heights and get organized.
  4. Swap Out a Bathroom Vanity. Whether your current vanity is outdated or builder grade, it’s something that you can easily swap out without the help of a professional that will instantly change the entire look of your bathroom. Home stores have made it easy to buy one-piece prefabricated vanities that can be easily installed where your existing one lives. Simply pull it out and place in the new one.
  1. Get New Knobs. Swapping out the knobs and drawer pulls in your kitchen or bathroom can actually change your entire space. Most cabinets have standard hardware, but if you do a simple Google search, you will find thousands of options in a variety of styles and colors. Plus, all you need to complete this project is one screwdriver.

Get DIY Ready with Help From ezStorage

One of the best ways to transform the look of a space in your home is by getting rid of the clutter. Just removing items, you don’t use or need anymore will give the space a fresh look and feel. Instead of getting rid of things that you might need in the future, consider short-term storage rentals.

At ezStorage, we make it simple to rent temporary storage units in and around Alexandria, Takoma Park and Liberty, MD. As well as all throughout Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD and northern Virginia. With our new contactless rental option, you can rent a unit right from the comfort of your home. However, our storage facilities are still open, and our team is ready to help you if you prefer to come in person. Rent a storage unit today!

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Half the height of our standard 5' x 5', our lockers will hold personal items, clothes boxes, business records and sale rep materials. This is our smallest storage unit. Available at most locations.

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5' x 5' Storage Unit (25 Sq. Ft.) (standard closet size)

How big is a 5x5? A 5x5 will hold personal items, clothes, boxes, small furniture items, business records and sales rep materials.

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5' x 10' Storage Units (50 Sq. Ft.) (walk-in closet size)

Will hold small amounts of furniture, boxspring and mattress, business records and other small items.

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10' x 10' Storage Units (100 Sq. Ft.) (standard bedroom size)

Will hold a 1 bedroom apartment w/major appliances, other furniture and supplies.

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10' x 15' Storage Unit (150 Sq. Ft.) (1/2 standard one-car garage size)

What will fit in a 10x15? This size storage-unit will hold contents of a 2 bedroom apartment or house including appliances and boxes, or commercial storage inventory.

10x20 unit size

10' x 20' Storage Unit (200 Sq. Ft.) (standard one-car garage size)

Will hold contents of a 3 bedroom apartment or house plus major appliances and lots of boxes. Business storage, ideal for storage racks.

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10' x 30' Storage Unit (300 Sq. Ft.) (standard two-car garage size)

Will hold contents of a 4 to 5 bedroom house with major appliances and room for boxes. Business storage for files, equipment and permanent records.

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  1. Select the storage unit size you’re interested in.
  2. Click on “Rent Now” and follow the steps.
  3. Select the autopay option.
  4. Once completed, you will receive an email with your storage unit number and access code.
  5. To reduce person-to-person contact, don’t forget to bring your own lock. Don’t already have a lock? No problem you can stop by the rental office to buy one on your first visit!