Brilliant DIY Fixes For The Most Common Household Eyesores

From cracks in the wall to gaps in the floorboards, our homes don't always look as picture-perfect as we'd like. Luckily, all it takes is a few simple tricks to fix even the most irritating household eyesores. After all, why would you pay someone to repair these common issues if you can just fix them yourself? By the time you're done reading this list, your home will be totally photoshoot-ready... and the envy of all your friends.

1. Mesh over ceiling cracks

Whether they're from a fragile attic floor or years of structural damage, cracks in the ceiling can get concerning after a while. If the cracks are more unsightly than dangerous, then you can totally cover them up yourself. Simply tape over the pesky crevices with mesh, plaster over the area, smooth it out, and paint. No one will ever know the difference!

2. Tuck your router in an old book

Ugly router got you down? If all those cables and wires are making your living room a mess, try carving out an old book and tucking them away! A vintage book (or, better yet, a book that simply looks vintage) is much more pleasing to the eye than a wild nest of wires. And it's inexpensive, too!

3. Cinderblock planters

Cinderblocks may be useful, but they're definitely not a cute accent piece (unless you're going for a more industrial vibe in your home). For a quick way to spruce up an outdoor space, tuck some peekaboo plants in your cinderblocks to take them from "no" to "woah!" See? Now cinderblocks can be useful and adorable.

4. Propane tank camouflage

No matter how beautiful your garden is, it could all be ruined by an ill-placed propane tank. Well, worry no more! You can block it with a pleasant-looking white fence or a "privacy" screen made out of plants. Just be careful — you don't want to make the tank totally inaccessible, and you also don't want to completely enclose the tank, which could be very dangerous.