If you’ve got a spare weekend and a little bit of money in your budget for a renovation here are a few ideas for simple projects you can do around your house.
Painting is such an easy way to refresh your home and give it an updated look. To ensure you can complete the project in a weekend, focus on one room. A little preparation goes a long way in a quality paint job. Use the right paint in the right finish and make sure you have quality brushes and rollers. You should plan on priming the walls and putting on more than one coat of paint. Priming helps with paint coverage and is an important step in the process, so don’t skip it.
Tackle a flooring project in your home. This could be something as simple as tearing up the carpet in rooms to expose wood floors underneath. If you aren’t lucky enough to have hardwoods hiding just beneath the surface, try something different like tiling a mud room or bathroom or replacing the hardwood floors in your den. Flooring tasks can seem daunting but if you focus on a small space it’s easy to accomplish a project over the course of a weekend.
3. Add Crown Molding
Crown molding is a relatively simple project that adds a great deal of charm and value to your home. Installing molding can seem intimidating, especially in an older home where the walls might not be completely flat or when you are worried about matching up corners. There are plenty of online tutorials and videos to help you get started and guide you through the process. The project will be much easier with the use of a miter saw and brad nailer so if you don’t have these items, you may want to consider renting them to complete your project.
4. Update the Backsplash in Your Kitchen
Updating your kitchen’s backsplash can be a fairly easy and budget-friendly task to accomplish in a short amount of time. It can also have a big impact on the overall look of your space. Choosing a mosaic style tile will make the project installation go quickly since the tiles sit on a 12×12 mesh sheet. You can also choose a ceramic or porcelain tile. Whatever material you choose, make sure it’s simple and neutral and will complement the rest of the kitchen.
5. Update Cabinet Hardware
Upgrading cabinet hardware is a quick and budget friendly update that you can easily finish in a weekend. It is a great way to give your kitchen cabinets a fresh new look. You would be amazed at how a small change can have such a large impact. Make sure to shop for knobs and pulls that are the same size as your existing ones so you won’t have to drill new holes in the cabinets or make additional adjustments.