Updating your home does not have to be a stressful process. Many homeowners worry about the time and costs involved in creating more functional and attractive living spaces. There are many smaller upgrades you can easily accomplish yourself. Let’s look at a few weekend home improvement projects that won’t cost a fortune.
Paint a Room
While repainting an entire house is a big undertaking, repainting a few rooms over the weekend is an easy way to change the feel of your space. Whether the color of your kitchen is outdated or the bathrooms feel a little dreary, new paint is a quick and cost-effective way to brighten a room.
Wallpaper is another option, and with the new peel and stick style, it is easier than ever to wallpaper a room or accent wall.
Weekend Home Improvement: Brighten the Lighting
Updating lighting is a great way to change the mood of a room and this can easily be done in a single afternoon. Buy a new chandelier to install over your dining room table or trade the track lighting above the kitchen island for a couple of pendant lights. If you don’t have the budget for new lights, remove your existing fixtures and clean them thoroughly. You can touch them up or repaint the fixtures entirely with spray paint. Dust the bulbs to brighten the area and make it feel more welcoming.
Purchase New Cabinet Hardware
Installing new kitchen cabinets is a major project, but you can quickly update the cabinets by switching out the hardware. Choose hardware that appeals to you and complements the style of your home. You could choose large, ornate drawer pulls and knobs or sleek, modern handles. This project will probably take less than an hour after you have the new hardware on hand. You’ll only need a screwdriver to install the new pieces.
Carpet Cleaning is an Easy Weekend Home Improvement
Carpets are often overlooked during spring cleaning, but faded or dingy carpeting can make a room seem smaller and darker. When nice weather is predicted, rent a carpet shampooing machine. Many grocery stores and home improvement stores have them available. Use the machine to clean all the carpets and rugs in your home. Leave the windows open and spend some time outdoors while they dry. Your carpets will look new again. If rugs are outdated or looking threadbare, spend the weekend shopping for new throw rugs for your home.
Update the Window Treatments
Another easy weekend project is to update your window treatments. Windows can be an attractive focal point of a room. Dusty or outdated curtains make a space less inviting. New curtains or blinds can be purchased online. Take the measurements of your windows before shopping. You can also find new curtains at home goods stores.
While the blind or curtains are off the windows, clean the glass well. Removing dust, dirt, and streaks will let more light into your home, making the room look brighter and feel larger.