5 DIY Weekend Warrior Ways to Improve Your Home
Finding ways to improve the design and function of your home doesn’t have to be only for the professionals. You may stumble across an inspirational picture for your kitchen. There is no reason to pay the big bucks for a professional redesign, when you are more than capable of wielding a hammer and saw.
Here are some great projects you can conquer in one weekend with a bit of elbow grease and the right tools.
1. Add a Backsplash
If you spend any time watching those home improvement shows, you are sure to notice the beautiful backsplashes in every kitchen. There is no reason your kitchen cannot have one! In fact, most home improvement stores have a variety of styles available.
One of the best options is the press and seal backsplashes. They come in different tones and colors. You simply remove the adhesive on the back and press onto your wall. It would only require a few hours to complete.
2. Change Flooring
One way to add some value to your home in a short amount of time is to change the flooring. You can go all out and purchase individual tiles, which will require grouting. You use saws, like the ones from the Sharp Cut, to cut them to the right size.
However, just like backsplashes, home improvement stores offer varieties that are press and seal. They can stick directly to your existing flooring, although it may be a wise ideal to rip up the old depending on the style.
Don’t let hardwood intimidate you! The cut and groove hardwood kits can be done without any professional help. You simply remove your old flooring and lay down the new. Think of it like a room sized puzzle.
3. Give Your Cabinets a Facelift
Kitchens and bathrooms are the top two areas in your home to improve to make your money back. Instead of spending thousands to order new cabinets, you can paint the cabinets. It is best to spend time sanding them first and then painting. To add another new look, either purchase new hardware or spray paint the existing.
You could order kits of brand new cabinets. There is no rule stating that a professional company has to install your kitchen cabinets. Most stores sell pre-fabricated cabinets that need screwed together and put into the right order. However, that may not be a weekend project, unless you want to invest every second of your weekend into your kitchen.
4. Add Some Curb Appeal
Everyone loves to pull up to a home that expresses their family’s personality and taste. Painting your front door is a great place to start. Don’t be afraid of color; try a contrasting color to your house. Change the décor to your front porch. A few planters and rocking chairs can make your porch seem inviting.
Don’t neglect your flower beds. Weed them and add a heavy layer of mulch so they stay looking fresh and maintained. Perennials are an easy; you plant them once and they continue to return each year. Add a new mailbox. There are so many ways to improve the curb appeal of your home.
5. Create a Backyard Hangout
Your backyard is like another living space in your home. There is an endless amount of possibilities, but you need to take advantage of the space you have. Fixing up your patio or deck area is the first step. Staining your deck, a new color can change the look of the backyard. Add in some new furniture and planters.
One of the best thing to do in your backyard is to create a bonfire area. Place chairs around for a great fellowship place. They are simple to create in a few hours. Place a hammock nearby for a relaxing area.