A super simple and easy project to update any house? Updating the switch plates and plugs.
OK, I'll admit that the main reason this is especially simple, easy (and cheap) for us is because I'm married to an electrician, but still. It's a great way to update an old house.
Especially when the switches and plugs are a mix-match tone, painted all over and just ugly:
And in less than 5 minutes per box, are changed to this:
And, actually, all the plugs are tamper resistant, which means in several months when babe is cruising around and curious, they're a lot safer around the outlets and we don't have to stick those little plastic cover thingy's on all our outlets. Perfect!
I truly can't believe the difference it makes.