23 Genius Home Improvement Projects You Can Do in an Hour (or Less!)

14. Paint an accent wall.

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Wallpaper isn’t your only option when it comes to adding a pop of color to your walls, however. If you prefer solids over patterns, you can always opt for a painted accent wall, which will take less than an hour to complete.

15. Install a curved shower curtain rod.

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Want to make your bath or shower appear bigger and more elegant? Invest in “hotel-style luxury of curved shower curtain rods,” suggests Basher. “It makes bathrooms look more luxurious and upscale,” he explains.

16. Seal your bathroom tile.

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You don’t need to replace your tile to completely change the look of your bathroom.

“Clean your tile (generally an acid-based cleaner is best, but do test a small area first), and then seal it with liquid car wax. Even the oldest tile will look shiny and new,” says DellaValle. And if you want to keep your newly-sealed tile pristine, check out these 20 Amazing Tricks for Cleaning Your Bathroom.

17. Hang a painting over your alarm system.

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While alarm systems can give you peace of mind, they’re not always pleasant to look at. If you want to make your alarm blend seamlessly into your existing décor, all it takes is a piece of art and some hinges. Use two hinges to attach your painting to the wall near your alarm panel, and you’ve got an easy way to cover it while keeping it accessible.

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