64 Home Improvement Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2021]

64 Home Improvement Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2021]

Interested in starting a home improvement business in 2021?

We put together 64 of the best home improvement businesses you can start in today.

For each business idea, we’ll show you real-world examples of other home improvement businesses to help you see what it really takes.

Here's the full list:

1. Build a home security system ($840K/year)

Nate Clark from Orlando, FL, USA started Konnected Inc. over 4 years ago, a home security system.

  • Revenue: $70,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 4
  • Location: Orlando, FL, USA

I strongly believe in open systems developed with service providers that offer the freedom of choice for consumers. I am very much an ‘accidental founder’ in the sense that when I first developed Konnected, I was just trying to solve an issue with my traditional home security system and transition it to a smart system.

As I was preparing to go on a family vacation, I learned of a few neighbors reporting break-ins, which prompted my concerns about not being able to fully monitor my home’s security remotely.

During my trip, I couldn’t help but wonder if there was a way for me to connect the sensors that I had in my home to a SmartThings device so that I could keep track of my home while I was gone. This put the wheels in motion for a new software project for me.

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2. Start a chimney repair business ($545K/year)

Mitchell Blackmon from Blue Ridge, Georgia, USA started Patriot Chimney over 3 years ago, a chimney repair business.

  • Revenue: $45,394/ month
  • Founders: 3
  • Employees: 5
  • Location: Blue Ridge, Georgia, USA

When I was in college, I was involved in a lot of extracurricular activities and always working. When I graduated, frankly, I became bored after work. My mom owned a housekeeping company when I was younger and I thought that would be a good idea, so I created a housekeeping company and hired her and my aunt to work it. My brother, Matt, and I would talk about creating different businesses together since he was out of the Marines and we’d go back and forth between things like home health, more housekeeping, or even a landscaping company, but we never really could agree on one.

The most important thing you can do is communicate - who does what, set due dates that you all agree on, hold each other accountable, and create consequences for failures.

During this time, Matt started working for one of our competitors in the Roanoke valley and used his GI Bill to get certified through the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), which is the main chimney/dryer vent education association in the USA. After a while, Matt helped his friend Billy get a job at the same company. They noticed some shady practices, their paychecks bouncing, and their ideas to help grow the business were cast aside by the owner. They made it through the burn season (the busiest time in the industry) but that following summer they were let go.

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3. Start an appliance repair business ($1.2M/year)

Chad Rubin from Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA started Think Crucial almost 14 years ago, a appliance repair business.

  • Revenue: $100,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA

I studied finance in college and started covering internet stocks like Amazon on Wall Street. This really opened up the world of e-commerce to me. At the same time, my parents were running a shop that sold vacuum cleaners along with accessories but it wasn’t doing very well. I started helping them out with their business and took it online while still working crazy banker hours.

When I was let go in 2009 after the crash, I was ecstatic - this was my chance for a whole new beginning in e-commerce. I felt like a kid in a candy store. I helped expand the business, first on Volusion then selling on eBay, and then finally Amazon. Ultimately, I realized I didn’t want to be a reseller-- I wanted to have my own brand. That was the genesis of Think Crucial.

The key is to start small and stay scrappy. Don’t put the cart before the horse - source or create a product customers need, package it right, and sell it. As you grow (and only then), add more.

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4. Start a cleaning service ($36K/year)

James Hookway from Perth Western Australia, Australia started Hangover Helpers almost 7 years ago, a cleaning service.

  • Revenue: $3,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 2
  • Location: Perth Western Australia, Australia

Both I and my wife had no professional cleaning experience but I am a qualified CPA accountant so understand how a business operates and my wife works in media.

We came up with the idea after hosting an event at our apartment. We woke up hungover in bed with the place trashed and thought how good would it be if we could just lie in bed and have someone come in and clean up the mess and also bring us breakfast and a Powerade. The idea came to reality in about 4-6 months.

I straight away started researching weekend cleaners and especially party cleaners and found a niche in the already saturated market. This business has always been a side hustle and has to this day still worked as an Accountant full time.

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5. Start a furniture polishing business

Examples of a successful furniture polishing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a furniture polishing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a furniture polishing business ➜

6. Start an electrical fittings producer business

Examples of a successful electrical fittings producer business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a electrical fittings producer business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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7. Start an interior decorating business

Examples of a successful interior decorating business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a interior decorating business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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8. Start a paint & wallpaper kiosk business

Examples of a successful paint & wallpaper kiosk business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a paint & wallpaper kiosk business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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9. Start a bathtub reglazing business

Examples of a successful bathtub reglazing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a bathtub reglazing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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10. Start a lawn care service

Examples of a successful lawn care service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a lawn care service:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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11. Start a stained glass business

Examples of a successful stained glass business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a stained glass business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a stained glass business ➜

12. Start an interior and exterior house painter business

Examples of a successful interior and exterior house painter business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a interior and exterior house painter business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an interior and exterior house painter business ➜

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13. Start a plumbing business

Examples of a successful plumbing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a plumbing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a plumbing business ➜

14. Start a home restoration business

Examples of a successful home restoration business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a home restoration business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a home restoration business ➜

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15. Start an air conditioner installation business

Examples of a successful air conditioner installation business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a air conditioner installation business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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16. Start a landscape designing business

Examples of a successful landscape designing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a landscape designing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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17. Become an attic room organizer

Examples of a successful attic room organizer:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a attic room organizer:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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18. Start an apartment prep service business

Examples of a successful apartment prep service business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a apartment prep service business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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19. Start a window shutters and blinds business

Examples of a successful window shutters and blinds business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a window shutters and blinds business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a window shutters and blinds business ➜

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20. Start a basement remodeling business

Examples of a successful basement remodeling business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a basement remodeling business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a basement remodeling business ➜

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21. Start a blind cleaning service

Examples of a successful blind cleaning service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a blind cleaning service:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a blind cleaning service ➜

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22. Start a gardening business

Examples of a successful gardening business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a gardening business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a gardening business ➜

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23. Start a carport conversions business

Examples of a successful carport conversions business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a carport conversions business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a carport conversions business ➜

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24. Start a bug screen repair business

Examples of a successful bug screen repair business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a bug screen repair business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a bug screen repair business ➜

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25. Start an installing Christmas trees and lights business

Examples of a successful installing Christmas trees and lights business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a installing Christmas trees and lights business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an installing Christmas trees and lights business ➜

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26. Start a remodelling business

Examples of a successful remodelling business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a remodelling business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a remodelling business ➜

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27. Start a tree trimming service

Examples of a successful tree trimming service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a tree trimming service:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a tree trimming service ➜

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28. Start a caulking and flashing service business

Examples of a successful caulking and flashing service business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a caulking and flashing service business:

Learn more about starting a caulking and flashing service business ➜

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29. Start a concrete stamping business

Examples of a successful concrete stamping business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a concrete stamping business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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30. Start a carpet installation business

Examples of a successful carpet installation business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a carpet installation business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a carpet installation business ➜

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31. Start a deck building business

Examples of a successful deck building business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a deck building business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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32. Start a closet organizing business

Examples of a successful closet organizing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a closet organizing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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33. Start a cabinet door replacements business

Examples of a successful cabinet door replacements business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a cabinet door replacements business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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34. Start a drainage repairs business

Examples of a successful drainage repairs business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a drainage repairs business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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35. Start a cedar shake restoration business

Examples of a successful cedar shake restoration business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a cedar shake restoration business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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36. Start a custom fireplace mantels business

Examples of a successful custom fireplace mantels business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a custom fireplace mantels business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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37. Start a drywall installations business

Examples of a successful drywall installations business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a drywall installations business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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38. Start a ceramic tile sales and installation business

Examples of a successful ceramic tile sales and installation business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a ceramic tile sales and installation business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a ceramic tile sales and installation business ➜

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39. Start a door installations business

Examples of a successful door installations business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a door installations business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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40. Start a hot tub installation business

Examples of a successful hot tub installation business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a hot tub installation business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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41. Start a handyman service business

Examples of a successful handyman service business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a handyman service business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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42. Start a home maintenance and repair business

Examples of a successful home maintenance and repair business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a home maintenance and repair business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a home maintenance and repair business ➜

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43. Start a gutter protection business

Examples of a successful gutter protection business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a gutter protection business:

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44. Start an odor control service

Examples of a successful odor control service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a odor control service:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an odor control service ➜

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45. Start a fence repair business

Examples of a successful fence repair business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a fence repair business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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46. Start a kitchen remodeling business

Examples of a successful kitchen remodeling business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a kitchen remodeling business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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47. Start a wood furniture refinishing business

Examples of a successful wood furniture refinishing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a wood furniture refinishing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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48. Start a home renovation classes business

Examples of a successful home renovation classes business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a home renovation classes business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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49. Start a mirror installation business

Examples of a successful mirror installation business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a mirror installation business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a mirror installation business ➜

50. Start a glass block installations business

Examples of a successful glass block installations business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a glass block installations business:

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51. Start a molding products business

Examples of a successful molding products business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a molding products business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a molding products business ➜

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52. Become a carpenter

Examples of a successful carpenter:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a carpenter:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a carpenter ➜

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53. Start a faux painting business

Examples of a successful faux painting business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a faux painting business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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54. Start a carpet and upholstery service business

Examples of a successful carpet and upholstery service business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a carpet and upholstery service business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a carpet and upholstery service business ➜

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55. Start an air duct cleaning business

Examples of a successful air duct cleaning business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a air duct cleaning business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an air duct cleaning business ➜

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56. Start a custom countertops business

Examples of a successful custom countertops business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a custom countertops business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a custom countertops business ➜

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57. Start a green architecture business

Examples of a successful green architecture business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a green architecture business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a green architecture business ➜

58. Start a home inspections business

Examples of a successful home inspections business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a home inspections business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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59. Start a laminated floor installations business

Examples of a successful laminated floor installations business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a laminated floor installations business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a laminated floor installations business ➜

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60. Start an automation service business

Examples of a successful automation service business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a automation service business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an automation service business ➜

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61. Start a tile business

Examples of a successful tile business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a tile business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a tile business ➜

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62. Start a roof repair business

Examples of a successful roof repair business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a roof repair business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a roof repair business ➜

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63. Start a septic waste hauling business

Examples of a successful septic waste hauling business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a septic waste hauling business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a septic waste hauling business ➜

64. Start a roofing materials manufacturing business

Examples of a successful roofing materials manufacturing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a roofing materials manufacturing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a roofing materials manufacturing business ➜

Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story

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