36 Home Improvement Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2024]

Updated: July 24th, 2023

Are you Interested in starting a home improvement business in 2024?

Home improvement business ideas can be profitable. However, finding a home improvement business idea that suits you can be overwhelming.

We put together 36 of the best home improvement businesses you can start in today.

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

Here's the full list:

1. Build a home security system

Home security systems are an effective way to deter criminal activities and safeguard valuable possessions.

Homeowners opt for high-quality security systems to monitor their homes remotely, while also enjoying the added benefit of lower insurance premiums, up to 20%.

Starting a home security systems business can be a profitable venture, especially as more homeowners prioritize safeguarding their investments.

To start, you can partner with a home security systems manufacturer as a distributor or technical expert. Alternatively, you can create your own line of security systems from scratch.

To become a successful business owner in the home security industry, it’s important to have a basic understanding of technology and electrical systems.

This knowledge will enable you to install the systems correctly and earn recommendations from satisfied customers.

How much you can make: $70,000/month

How A Solution To My Own Problem Turned Into A $70K/Month Smart Home Security System

Konnected founder Nate Clark shares how he developed an open-source solution to his own home security struggles, growing the business to generate an estimated $1 million in sales annually.

About
Nate started Konnected Inc. over 6 years ago
Revenue
Nate grew the business to $70K/month
Read by 9,922 founders

2. Start a chimney repair business

Brick and stone chimneys require maintenance and upgrade to keep them structurally sound and functional. Some regular chimney repair tasks will include repairing and replacing rain pots, rebuilding chimney crowns, and installing new bases and flashing counters.

Thus, starting your own chimney repair business can be a very profitable, so long as you have basic masonry skills and experience. To start, you can offer the services to your neighbors just to showcase what your business offers. If you are not an experienced mason, you can hire skilled professionals and outsource the orders to them.

How much you can make: $21,000/month

How I Started A $21K/Month Chimney Service Company While Working Full-Time

Patriot Chimney, a Virginia-based chimney repair company founded by three friends, generated over $212,000 in its first year of operation, using a mix of digital and in-person marketing and customer retention strategies, and plans to expand its business and customer base with new initiatives including an online store and non-profit organization.

About
Mitchell started Patriot Chimney over 5 years ago
Revenue
Mitchell grew the business to $21K/month
Read by 14,373 founders

3. Start an appliance repair business

An appliance repair business helps clients install, repair, and maintain common household appliances like microwaves, dishwashers, refrigerators, cookers, etc. An appliance repair technician can specialize in certain lines of appliances or offer general services.

To become an appliance repair technician, apply for the prerequisite training course and focus on acquiring the necessary work experience. You may work under an appliance engineer and kickstart your business when you have relevant skills.

How much you can make: $4,000 — $100,000/month

Finding and Repairing Retro Radios Turned into a Successful Side Hustle

Retro Radio Farm founder, Allen Chiang, earns $50k per year as a side business restoring old radios and offering Bluetooth MP3 upgrades, with the business growing 20% every year.

About
Allen started Retro Radio Farm about 10 years ago
Revenue
Allen grew the business to $4K/month
Read by 7,247 founders

4. Start a cleaning service

A housecleaning side business is a beautiful idea for people with free time on weekends or even weekdays. The side hustle idea requires little capital to start. During the launch, you can choose to offer the service to your neighbors and scale as you gain experience. The average salary for a house cleaner is $17.32 per hour.

By starting a house cleaning business, you are tapping into an enormous market with plenty of clientele. There could always be demand for your cleaning service, which keeps you in business as you help homeowners keep their homes spotless.

How much you can make: $3,000 — $600,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $2,000 (?)

How long does it take to build: 80 days (?)

Time commitment per week: Min. 7 hours/week

How I Started A $100K+/Month Home Cleaning Service For Busy Individuals And Airbnb Hosts

MaidThis®, launched by Neel Parekh in Los Angeles with just one cleaner in 2013, has achieved over $10 million in total revenue by focusing on cleaning Airbnbs and vacation rentals, thanks to its successful remote business model and new-age marketing tactics, and has now launched MaidThis Franchise to expand the business further.

About
Neel started MaidThis Franchise over 10 years ago
Revenue
Neel grew the business to $100K/month
Costs
It cost Neel $800 to start the business
Read by 20,140 founders

5. Start a furniture polishing business

Are you looking for an easy-to-start business idea within the home improvement niche? How about starting a furniture polishing business? Professional wood polishing restores the furniture’s shiny and appealing look.

To start a furniture polishing business, you need antique restoring skills. Then, you need to research the target market to understand the estimated demand for your services. Research the competition, and decide how much to charge to attract your first customer. Once you have started getting customers to your business, focus on delivering quality results, so they recommend your service to friends, family, and colleagues.

How much you can make: $166,000/month

How to Start a Woodworking Business and make 30K/month

IsGood Woodworks has transformed from a small, independently funded contract woodworking business to a well-known neighborhood woodworking shop that brings in about $2 million annually, providing equipment, resources, education, one-on-one mentoring, and certifications to thousands of students and independent shop workers since its establishment in 1992.

About
They started IsGood Woodworks about 16 years ago
Revenue
They grew the business to $166K/month
Read by 836 founders

6. Start an interior decorating business

Interior design is one of the most exciting and rewarding fields to enter. Interior designers help clients create functional, beautiful spaces that reflect their personalities.

The demand for Interior decor is booming and showing no signs of slowing soon. If you love enhancing the look of interior spaces, starting an interior décor business can be a great business idea.

To start an interior décor business, you must possess a working knowledge of space planning, textiles, color schemes, and more. You will work with architects, engineers, and builders to plan the look and function of indoor spaces.

How much you can make: $40,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $1,250 (?)

How long does it take to build: 60 days (?)

I Transformed My House After My Divorce And Started A $40K/Month Interior Design Business

Seriously Happy Homes, an interior design firm based in Seattle, uses their efficient design process to keep momentum in their projects, with average monthly revenue of $40k, without targeting the ultra-rich, and is shifting gears to focus on their virtual Design Helplines service and business coaching for interior designers.

About
Rebecca started Seriously Happy Homes over 16 years ago
Revenue
Rebecca grew the business to $40K/month
Costs
It cost Rebecca $2000 to start the business
Read by 1,660 founders

7. Start a lawn care service

Are you ready to begin your lawn care business and be your boss? A lawncare business offers lawn aeration, Seeding, fertilizing, soil acidity tests, and controlling weeds, among other services. If you love creating amazing landscapes, consider starting a lawn care company.

To start lawn care legally and run it profitably, you must register the business legally. You can get into a franchise or start a business from scratch. Decide what lawn care services you will offer and your target clients.

To offer effective service, purchase lawn care equipment, and hire skilled lawn care personnel.

How much you can make: $2,500,000/month

How long does it take to build: 90 days (?)

Uber For Lawn Care: How I Built A $30M Software

GreenPal has bootstrapped their business to over $30 million a year in revenue, after securing an unsecured line of credit for $85,000, and have built the operating system and platform for small lawncare companies to run their entire business through, becoming live in all 50 US states and having 1.2 million homeowners using the platform.

About
Bryan started GreenPal almost 12 years ago
Revenue
Bryan grew the business to $2.5M/month
Costs
It cost Bryan $250000 to start the business
Read by 4,301 founders

8. Start a plumbing business

With hands-on knowledge in plumbing, you can start a business that focuses on diagnosing and repairing plumbing issues, installing fixtures, and maintaining plumbing systems.

As a plumber, your day-to-day activities will involve responding to service calls, troubleshooting plumbing problems, conducting installations or repairs, and providing guidance to clients on plumbing-related matters.

How much you can make: $40,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $7,000 (?)

How long does it take to build: 365 days (?)

I Run A Family Plumbing Business That Makes $40K/Month

A second-generation family-owned plumbing and leak detection business shares their success in obtaining repeat business through word of mouth referrals, staying true to their core principles, and using cutting-edge technology to provide top-notch service to clients.

About
Andrew started Innovation Plumbing almost 33 years ago
Revenue
Andrew grew the business to $40K/month
Costs
It cost Andrew $7000 to start the business
Read by 2,919 founders

9. Start a window shutters and blinds business

Of all accessories used in the interior décor, window shutters and blinds play a key role in the overall aesthetics of a room. The blinds protect your privacy and shield your interior space from dust, wind, and harsh sun rays.

Therefore, almost all homeowners will invest in quality window shutters and blinds.

Establishing a window shutter and blinds business can be fun and rewarding. To start, research the market and create a business plan. Then, register your business and liaise with interior décor professionals to help you reach new customers.

How much you can make: $3,000,000/month

How long does it take to build: 330 days (?)

I Built A $36M/Year eCommerce Selling Window Blinds

Blindster, a leading custom window treatment eCommerce retailer, achieved record sales of $39MM in 2020, experiencing a 60% increase over 2019, by focusing on over-the-top customer service with a six-week training program for customer service reps and a Fit-or-Free guarantee, among other marketing tactics.

About
Kyle started Blindster about 13 years ago
Revenue
Kyle grew the business to $3M/month
Costs
It cost Kyle $50000 to start the business
Read by 8,328 founders

10. Start a window cleaning business

If you are ambitious about cleaning spaces, you may consider the window cleaning business opportunity.

Starting a window cleaning business offers several advantages. First, you get to choose a suitable work schedule. Also, you have access to repeat business since windows need regular cleaning to keep their shiny appearance.

Besides, starting a window cleaning service is not capital-intensive and comes with minimal overhead costs.

How much you can make: $60,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $50 (?)

Building a $60k/month Business as a Full-Time College Student

Entrepreneur builds OrangeWindowCleaning.com to a $700k/year operation while still a full-time student, proving that unique business ideas aren't always necessary to make a significant impact on your life.

About
Johnny started Orange Window Cleaning almost 7 years ago
Revenue
Johnny grew the business to $60K/month
Costs
It cost Johnny $50 to start the business
Read by 683 founders

11. Start a gardening business

A gardening business makes money by planting trees, growing specific produce, maintaining landscapes, and more.

Gardening companies work with homeowners to install, maintain and repair their landscaping areas. For instance, a typical gardening business provides all-inclusive services to create and maintain a lawn, such as mowing, fertilizing, and edging.

Owning a gardening business can be a very flexible and profitable business venture.

How much you can make: $27,000 — $150,000/month

How long does it take to build: 560 days (?)

How I Designed A $150K/Month Portable Pressurized Shower And Went On Shark Tank

Founder of RinseKit shares how he designed a portable pressurized shower that generates over $1.5M in sales per year and achieved great success with Kickstarter and appearing on Shark Tank, while providing advice on designing, prototyping, and manufacturing your first product.

About
Chris started RinseKit about 9 years ago
Revenue
Chris grew the business to $150K/month
Read by 11,698 founders

12. Start a deck building business

Nothing beats the perfect experience of setting up a grill or enjoying a glass of lemonade on a sunny day while relaxing on your excellent deck. Do you want to be the person who delivers that happiness to homeowners? If so, then start a deck-building business!

Deck building is a lucrative and fun business that uses premium materials to enhance the outdoor space. You do not necessarily have to be a trained carpenter to start a deck-building business. You can hire an experienced handyperson to help you in building unique decks.

Market your business and focus on delivering quality results to get referrals from previous customers.

How much you can make: $40,001/month

How I Gamed The YouTube Algorithm and Went Viral With 25M Views

Mountain Fire Woodworks founder Cameron Vilcsak shares how he used YouTube to promote his log cabins, chainsaw carvings, and passion for woodworking, culminating in one of his videos that has gone viral with over 25 million views and counting.

About
Andrew started MTN SIDE BUILDERS almost 6 years ago
Revenue
Andrew grew the business to $40K/month
Costs
It cost Andrew $50000 to start the business
Read by 8,159 founders

13. Start a home organizing business

A professional home decluttering service helps homeowners eliminate what they no longer need. Some home decluttering service providers do basic house cleaning and interior design guidance.

A home organizing service is easy to start and involves little running costs compared to other businesses. Register your company and apply for relevant licenses before you begin offering the services.

How much you can make: $10,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $500 (?)

How long does it take to build: 30 days (?)

How I Make $96K/Year Decluttering People's Homes

Pretty Neat, a service-based company that helps clients get their homes and spaces organized, grew 800% from year one to year two and continues to see growth through word of mouth, SEO, and consistency in service and communication.

About
Audra started Pretty Neat: An Organizational Solution about 6 years ago
Revenue
Audra grew the business to $10K/month
Costs
It cost Audra $500 to start the business
Read by 3,305 founders

14. Become a drywall installer

Drywall installers work in specialty construction. They measure, cut, and fasten the drywall panels on the interior walls of residential and commercial properties. To become a drywall installer, you must complete a three-to-four-year apprenticeship program and possess a certificate. Their professional skills include moving heavy loads and performing physical tasks.

You can work under a certified and registered contractor, or start your own drywall installation business, so long as you have enough years of experience working as a junior drywall installer.

How much you can make: $40,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $7,000 (?)

How long does it take to build: 365 days (?)

I Run A Family Plumbing Business That Makes $40K/Month

A second-generation family-owned plumbing and leak detection business shares their success in obtaining repeat business through word of mouth referrals, staying true to their core principles, and using cutting-edge technology to provide top-notch service to clients.

About
Andrew started Innovation Plumbing almost 33 years ago
Revenue
Andrew grew the business to $40K/month
Costs
It cost Andrew $7000 to start the business
Read by 2,919 founders

15. Become a handyman

Handyman offers various home repair services based on their skill set and the customer’s needs. Also known as a fixer, the handyman repairs works both on the interior and exterior.

The handyman business is a great part-time opportunity, and you can earn a high-profit margin while the overhead costs are low.

How much you can make: $8,000/month

How I Started A $8K/Month Pool Service And Installation Business

Learn how a third generation business owner started a profitable pool service and installation business in Southern Ontario, earning an average of $8000/month net revenue during peak season and growing from servicing 0 to 350+ pools since May 2016 by doing things that don't scale, such as manually talking to customers and focusing on the ideal customer.

About
Dan started Dundas Valley Pools almost 8 years ago
Revenue
Dan grew the business to $8K/month
Read by 14,784 founders

16. Start a home maintenance and repair business

Are you looking for a business opportunity within the home maintenance and improvement industry? A home repair and maintenance business is a low barrier to entry, hence a great way to get your feet wet as an entrepreneur.

If you are handy and possess most of the skills required or at least basic skills to start home improvement, you can earn profits from the home improvement business.

To start, choose the customer base that needs home improvement and repair services. For example, you may focus on house flippers or choose 50+ women living alone. Then, set up your shop and market the business to your target audience.

Ensure high-level customer care and focus on delivering to customers’ requirements.

How much you can make: $16,000/month

How long does it take to build: 1 days (?)

NYC Opera Singer Moonlights as Home Contractor

This case study shows how Taerra Chiba grew a side business offering individual vocal lessons from earning $14k in her first year to currently making $4k per month, with a proven track record of acquiring more high-quality assignments by switching to HomeAdvisor.

About
Taerra started The Practical Diva LLC over 6 years ago
Revenue
Taerra grew the business to $16K/month
Read by 533 founders

17. Start a fence repair business

Fences around a property mark the boundaries and improve safety and privacy. A fencing repair company specializes in installing permanent and temporary fences for residential and commercial customers.

The global fencing market is projected to expand at a CAGR of 5.5% in the next few years. Experts attribute the increased demand for fencing services to the growing housing construction, home improvement projects, and remodeling activities across the globe.

If you love fencing and want to get into entrepreneurship, consider starting a fence repair business. First, research the target market and develop a solid business plan. Then, create a brand name and purchase the right fencing equipment for your business.

Once you have registered your business and met all the legal requirements, market your business to reach as many residential and commercial property owners as possible.

18. Become a carpenter

Carpentry is the art of working with timber to construct and maintain buildings, furniture, and other wooden products.

To date, carpentry remains one of the oldest skilled trades and a craft with plenty of options for a career. You can start repairing or constructing new carpentry products and selling them to customers online or locally at your workshop.

To become a carpenter, you may obtain basic education and take up an apprenticeship program through commercial and industrial employers or construction unions. An apprenticeship program equips you with essential knowledge and experience so you are better prepared to start your own business.

How much you can make: $1,000 — $18,000/month

How long does it take to build: 365 days (?)

How I Designed And Patented A $18K/Month Woodworking Accessory

This case study follows Brett Burdick, founder of Brex International, LLC, and the creation of his patented spiral featherboard designed to improve safety and quality in woodworking, which has now generated $18k per month, with 87% of sales coming from Amazon.

About
Brett started Brex International, LLC over 7 years ago
Revenue
Brett grew the business to $18K/month
Costs
It cost Brett $45000 to start the business
Read by 12,519 founders

19. Start a custom countertops business

A countertop is an essential utility not only in the kitchens but also in laboratories, retail, bathrooms, and workrooms. Popularly known as worktops, these platforms are constructed using different materials to ensure their functionality, durability, aesthetics, and relative application.

The global countertop market is projected to reach $110.54 billion in the next few years, exhibiting a 2.8% CAGR.

Starting a countertop construction and repair business can be profitable. To start, choose a niche and advertise your services. You can focus on residential or commercial customers and offer repair or installation of all or selected types of countertops.

How much you can make: $1,100,000/month

How long does it take to build: 1000 days (?)

I Make $13.2M/Year Selling Concrete Countertops For DIY'ers

Concrete Countertop Solutions, a small but dedicated team that has grown from an idea to over $12M in revenue in 10 years, has succeeded by expanding into the swimming pool industry and investing in advertising, with their instructional videos and targeted social media campaigns contributing to their accelerated growth.

About
Ed started Concrete Countertop Solutions over 14 years ago
Revenue
Ed grew the business to $1.1M/month
Read by 5,396 founders

20. Start an ac repair business

Research shows the HVAC market will grow at a CAGR of 6.1% and reach $82.5 billion in the next few years.

The growing construction business in major emerging economies and the ever-increasing end-user markets, such as data center markets, are some of the major factors driving the growth of the HVAC services market.

Like other electrical appliances, HVAC units break often and require regular maintenance. As a result, the demand for HVAC repair is high.

Therefore, starting an AC repair business can be profitable. To start, you need a skilled AC repair technical team. Target commercial and residential customers, and market your business online as most people search for AC repair services through the web.

How much you can make: $200,000 — $1,878,618/month

How We Started A $1M/Month Business Selling HVAC And Energy Auditing Tools

TruTech Tools, LTD is one of the largest online stores in the niche market of tools and test instruments for HVAC/R Technicians, with $16 million in sales in 2020 and 20% YoY growth thanks to a focus on providing an exceptional customer experience and staying true to their core values.

About
Bill started TruTech Tools, LTD almost 17 years ago
Revenue
Bill grew the business to $1.88M/month
Costs
It cost Bill $19685 to start the business
Read by 8,346 founders

21. Start a paint & wallpaper kiosk

Are you interested in starting a décor and design business? Painting and wallpapers are typical interior and exterior décor ideas today. Thus, starting a paint and wallpaper business can be a profitable venture.

To start, learn the basics of house painting and wallpaper design, and research the market potential in your target areas. To grow your business fast, target property developers in your area and homeowners who may be renovating their spaces.

22. Start a bathroom appliance business

Bathroom appliances include bathtubs, toilets, sinks, taps, toilet seats, wall cabinets, and other wired fixtures like showers.

Homeowners often install bathroom appliances for functional and aesthetic reasons. High-quality bathroom appliances also improve the property's value and make the house livable.

To start a bathroom appliances business, research the market and understand consumer preferences. You can offer sales and installation services or partner with a professional appliance installer to help install the appliances.

How much you can make: $10,000 — $500,000/month

How long does it take to build: 540 days (?)

How I Designed A $150K/Month Portable Pressurized Shower And Went On Shark Tank

Founder of RinseKit shares how he designed a portable pressurized shower that generates over $1.5M in sales per year and achieved great success with Kickstarter and appearing on Shark Tank, while providing advice on designing, prototyping, and manufacturing your first product.

About
Chris started RinseKit about 9 years ago
Revenue
Chris grew the business to $150K/month
Read by 11,698 founders

23. Start a stained glass business

Stained glasses brighten up spaces and cast a stunning pattern across the room, making it feel more inviting. Their detailed scenery, elegant designs, and an array of colors make them homeowners' favorite décor accessories.

Therefore, starting a stained-glass sales and installation business can be profitable. To start a stained-glass business, you require basic artistic skills so you can craft amazing patterns to make the stained glass. You can hire an experienced artist to help with the designs if you aren't handy.

24. Start an interior and exterior house painter business

House painting is one of the common makeover projects. Interior and exterior house painting can be your perfect venture if you love home improvement projects.

To start a house painting business, learn professional house painting skills. Register your business and apply for business insurance. Your target customers include homeowners undertaking renovation projects and new home builders. Networking with home construction contractors can help you increase customers. Interior and exterior house painting is a low startup business with a high-profit margin.

25. Start a home restoration business

Residential and commercial properties are prone to water damage, fire damage, roof damage, mold, and asbestos damage.

Home renovation companies will help with the home restoration process. home restoration businesses work with insurance companies or directly with homeowners to restore the property to normal after a devastating loss.

If you are passionate about home improvement, you may consider starting your own home restoration business. To start, you may hire certified home repair professionals to be in charge of home renovation projects as you market the business.

26. Start an air conditioner installation business

Air conditioner installers sell, install, inspect and repair AC systems to ensure the system functions at optimal levels throughout.

According to statistics, demand for HVAC services will increase by 15% in the next few years. The continuing growth of commercial and residential construction are some factors responsible for the increased demand for HVAC services.

Therefore, air conditioner installation sales and installation can be a great business idea. To start an air conditioning installation business, register, license, and insure your business.

How much you can make: $200,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $1,000 (?)

Launching a Furnace Filter Store and Growing to $60k/month

PureFilters is an online supplier of furnace filters in Canada with a focus on customer experience, boasting a wide selection of the best brands and a roster of 300 five-star reviews, all achieved through rigorous process building, investments in automation and use of outsourced help to manage this $60k/mo business with less than 10-12 hours spent per week.

About
Jay started PureFilters over 8 years ago
Revenue
Jay grew the business to $200K/month
Costs
It cost Jay $1000 to start the business
Read by 7,916 founders

27. Start a landscape designing business

Landscape design, also known as landscape architecture, involves arranging and modifying features in a landscape, urban area, or garden. The scope of work requires planning, designing, and managing open spaces to create an appealing environment.

The demand for landscape design is high among homeowners and commercial space owners. According to statistics, the employment of landscape architects will grow by 6% in the next few years. The need for planning and developing new and existing landscapes for commercial, industrial, and residential construction will drive the growth.

Starting a landscape design business can be profitable if you are an experienced designer with excellent artistic skills. To start a landscape design business, do market research and write a business plan. Invest in quality landscape design tools and equipment and register your business.

How much you can make: $2,500,000/month

How long does it take to build: 75 days (?)

Uber For Lawn Care: How I Built A $30M Software

GreenPal has bootstrapped their business to over $30 million a year in revenue, after securing an unsecured line of credit for $85,000, and have built the operating system and platform for small lawncare companies to run their entire business through, becoming live in all 50 US states and having 1.2 million homeowners using the platform.

About
Bryan started GreenPal almost 12 years ago
Revenue
Bryan grew the business to $2.5M/month
Costs
It cost Bryan $250000 to start the business
Read by 4,301 founders

28. Start a basement remodeling business

Basement renovation experts transform boring basement space into a usable living space, play space for kids, or home office. To become a basement renovation expert, you need design and architecture skills to help you design functional spaces. Register your business, and focus on marketing to attract customers.

Like other home improvement businesses, you must deliver quality results to keep attracting customers.

29. Start a garage conversions business

Garage conversion gives homeowners extra space to set up home offices, storage space, or even a rental room to earn extra income. Converting a garage is often a less expensive home improvement idea than adding an extension. Besides, garage conversion adds property value.

Therefore, starting a garage conversion business can be a great business idea.

30. Start a concrete stamping business

Stamped concrete is a durable paving solution and ideal for home improvement.

Stamped concrete is a skilled trade that demands creativity and understanding of how to complete concrete works.

If you have mastered the technique of imprinting patterns on concrete, consider starting a stamped concrete business. You will need to register your business and apply for the relevant permits and licenses before starting the business.

31. Start an online rug store

Online rug stores sell fine hand-woven or hand-dyed antique rugs, carpets, and textiles. Some potential customers looking to purchase exceptional old rugs, carpets, and materials are auctions, collectors, academics, museum curators, and homeowners.

If you are a home décor enthusiast, purchase and resell rare and important rugs or carpets online or even open a store in the neighborhood. If you are starting, always begin with a nearby product, something local or with close suppliers. Costs will be less, and probably logistics problems will go near zero.

Also, take controlled risks, as it's easier to test and fail cheaper than ever. Online services and tools make you ready to launch with a few bucks, so go try, sell and take feedback. Probably, you are nearer than you think to success.

As you advance, source fine textiles and fragments of rugs from Europe, Persia, India, Turkey, Morocco, China, and other countries respected for their rug-making expertise.

Market your rugs and carpets online or open a local rugs store targeting rug and tag run & carpet lovers.

How much you can make: $40,000/month

How We Started Selling Rugs And Carpets Online In The Early 2000s

Mundoalfombra.com is a Spanish-based rug and carpet e-commerce retailer that has seen 20% growth since the beginning of the decade, making around $23K/month revenue, and plans to further internationalize in the future.

About
Manuel started Mundoalfombra.com about 23 years ago
Revenue
Manuel grew the business to $40K/month
Costs
It cost Manuel $3000 to start the business
Read by 12,635 founders

32. Start a ceramic tile sales and installation business

According to experts, the ceramic tile market will expand by a CAGR of 6.5% to reach $366 billion in the next few years. New home construction and home renovation projects are some factors behind the growth.

Starting ceramic tiles sales and installation can be a profitable business venture. To start, do complete market research and find what type of tiles are in high demand. Then, come up with a business plan and identify the potential customers. Partner with manufacturers of high-quality tiles and ensure a professional installation of tiles.

33. Start a garage door installations business

Garage door sales and installation is among the thriving home improvement business ideas. According to research, demand for garage door installation services among consumers and businesses has been growing rapidly.

Therefore, starting a door sales and installation business can be a great venture. To start the garage door installation business, create a business plan and create your business brand. Register the business name and apply for a business license.

34. Start an air duct cleaning business

Air duct cleaning improves indoor air quality by reducing allergens and irritants. Homeowners and commercial property owners request air duct cleaning services regularly. With the increasing number of homeowners and commercial offices, the demand for HVAC services will keep growing.

Starting an air duct cleaning business can be profitable if you understand how HVAC units work. To start an air duct cleaning business, you need a relevant course to acquire the skills needed to service the HVAC systems.

35. Start a roof repair business

Roof repair and replacement services remain in demand among homeowners and commercial property owners. The need for roof repair services is often because of storms and old roofs that become leaky, requiring immediate replacement.

If you want a home improvement business opportunity, consider starting a roof repair business. To start the roof repair business, you need to be a registered professional roofer, equipped with the right roofing tools, and have the skills to re-design and re-roof properties.

Register your business and acquire the necessary licenses to start marketing the roof repair services.

36. Start a carpet cleaning service

One of the most common household decorative items is a floor carpet. Carpets are extensively used in commercial and residential spaces to provide an aesthetic look. The increased use of carpets has influenced the demand for carpet cleaning services.

If you are starting a carpet cleaning company, you will need quality equipment and an on-point marketing strategy to stand out from the competition. You will be challenged by managing customer quoting, invoicing, allocating labor, and collecting payments. Therefore, invest in the right software for managing business operations and tracking invoicing.

How much you can make: $250,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $23 (?)

How I created a multi-million pound company despite A-Level failure

Discover how this founder turned a humble £20 investment in a hoover and some flyers into a multimillion-pound company winning multiple awards and servicing commercial buildings and educational institutions across south Wales and Bristol.

About
They started Mrs Buckét about 19 years ago
Revenue
They grew the business to $250K/month
Costs
It cost $23 to start the business
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David Gitonga

"The best life hack of all is to just put the work in and never give up" - Bas Rutten (UFC Heavyweight Champion). Hey there! I am a talented freelancer passionate about writing and researching all topics business and entrepreneurship.