If you’re the type of homeowner who loves DIY projects, it’s important to plan ahead and make sure you know what you need and how you’re going to proceed. Not all DIY projects have to take weeks to complete.
Check out this list of 10 home improvement projects you can complete in a weekend.
Add Curb Appeal to Your Entrance
Making the entry to your home more welcoming is not hard. Some flowers or hanging plants make a big difference. Painting your front door and adding some new hardware is another option. If the porch is dim, some nice new outdoor lighting will brighten things up.
Change Your Hardware
Remodeling an entire room is a costly and time-consuming process. Adding new hardware, meanwhile, is much simpler while helping to give the room a nice new appearance. Consider installing some new hardware, such as cabinet pulls and knobs, door knobs or bathroom hardware. It’s surprising what a small change like this can do to a room.
Add Shelves and Storage Space
Additional storage space makes a big difference, giving your home a larger and less cluttered look. Adding shelving or a table for storage near the entrance is especially useful for storing items as you walk in the door.
Install Decorative Light Fixtures
A decorative lamp or fixture enhances any room and provides additional lighting. Choose the style that matches your decor. Vintage lighting fixtures, which you can find in antique stores, flea markets or eBay provide a nice touch.
Upgrade Your Kitchen or Bathroom with Beadboard
Beadboard gives your bathroom or kitchen a vintage look. It’s easy to find beadboard sold as long sheets that are easy to install for many DIY kitchen and bathroom projects. For example, you might consider installing a beadboard backsplash in your kitchen or add it to a room.
If you’re seeking a simple home improvement project that gives any room more character, add molding. This decorative trim looks great when installed floor to ceiling. Be sure to choose a type that’s a good match for your home’s style.
Give Your Backyard a Makeover
Clean up your yard, removing any clutter or debris. Add some stylish outdoor furniture and some potted plants. If you’re feeling ambitious, add a new patio using flagstone. With just a few updates, your outdoor space could be completely made over.
Hang Decorative Wallpaper
Today there are many different styles of wallpaper, making it a viable alternative to painting. Do some research and find a pattern that’s just right for your home. Wallpaper one wall or an entire room to update the appearance.
Make Drawer Space More Efficient
You can upgrade desk and dresser drawers by drilling holes through the back, turning them into charging stations. This way you can charge your devices while keeping them in the drawer, freeing up space on top.
Install New Plumbing Fixtures
New faucets or shower heads are a great way to give your bathroom a fresh new look. If this is a DIY project, make sure you choose fixtures that fit your current plumbing as well as ones that match your bathroom’s style.
These are some relatively simple DIY projects you can complete in a weekend or even less. Such projects are rewarding whether you’ve lived in your home for a long time or it’s a brand new one.
If you’re in the market for a new home in the Pasco county area, work with the home builders at Covenant Homes who will help you design the perfect home for your needs.