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Top 5 Weekend Home Improvement ProjectsAugust 17th, 2016 by
You don’t always need a contractor, a huge budget, and endless weeks to improve the look, feel, and functionality of your home. In fact, you can knock out some of the best projects this weekend. Here are a few ideas to help you breathe new life into your space in no time.
Step Up Your Curb Appeal
When it comes to piquing people’s interest in your home, you have to start at the entryway. Luckily, there are dozens of small weekend home improvement projects that can help upgrade your home’s curb appeal without taking up all of your time.
Give your front door a facelift. Consider painting your door a bold color or refinishing a faded wooden entryway to help update your home and entice outsiders. Try adding aesthetically pleasing details, like plants and new handles, to complete the update. Check out more ways to dress up your front door.
Replace old hardware. Use the weekend to fix small things that you’ve let age: update the numbers on your home, repaint or replace the mailbox, and take an extra look at light fixtures.
Overhaul a Bathroom
It’s a space we see every single day, so why not invest in it?
Play with decor. A bathroom is a pretty small space, so changing the decorations is an easy weekend project. Hang a new shower curtain, replace old mats, add a new mirror, or upgrade your storage, and you can feel like you’ve remodeled in 48 hours.
Channel your inner handyman. It’s also important to address the more permanent details in your bathroom. Consider replacing your sink for a more modern upgrade. If you’re not feeling ambitious, focus on smaller details, such as grout and caulk. You might also want to take a stab at replacing leaky faucets, dated fixtures, and old or broken hardware, like handles and rods.
Create Kitchen Storage
Fight the clutter. Try upgrading or rethinking your storage options. If you have an island or just decently high ceilings, you can install a hanging rack for pots and pans to free up precious cabinet space while keeping your kitchen supplies close at hand. Free wall space? Add a rolling pantry to clear cabinet real estate. Even if you have little space to spare, reevaluating your cabinet setup could also help revitalize your kitchen. Adding a lazy Susan or removable drawers will help you make the most of limited space in minutes.
Revamp Your Lamps
Make your light fixtures shine brighter. Replace dated or fading lamp shades with modern alternatives. You can buy or even make new shades to help transform your space without breaking the bank.
Do Up the Deck
Spice up your outdoor living space. The weekend is a great time for deck work—especially while it’s still warm. Consider adding awnings to help create natural shade. Prepare for outdoor entertaining all year round by installing a portable fireplace. Window flower boxes can add some personality to your living space. If you don’t want anything new, take care of the old. Make sure your deck is sanded and properly sealed to protect from rot and pesky splinters.
Even though it may not seem like it, there is enough time in the day to improve your home in many ways. These easy home upgrades can go a long way in making your home more warm, inviting, and comfortable.