HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS YOU CAN DO IN A WEEKEND
They say home is where the heart is, but if you’ve been living in your home for a while, it may seem like home is where the boring is instead. To give your home a little pick-me-up, try one or all these easy home improvement projects. While these projects are sure to give your home a fresh look and feel, the beauty is you can complete them in as little as a weekend.
So, grab some supplies and get those creative juices flowing!
A KITCHEN BACKSPLASH
Whether your kitchen already has a backsplash or it’s badly in need of one, this weekend project is a must no matter your budget.
Head to your local home improvement store and purchase some ceramic or glass tiles, grout, and the necessary tools to do the job. If you don’t know what you’re doing, simply go online and search for an easy-to-follow tutorial – the Internet’s full of them – and get to work. If your budget doesn’t allow for glass or ceramic tiles, simply apply some great decals to add a pop of color to an otherwise drab kitchen backsplash.
UPGRADE THE LIGHTING
Sadly, proper lighting is something many people overlook when decorating their homes. The reality is, however, that the right lighting can enhance a room and make it look and feel inviting and comfortable.
Whether your goal is to allow more natural light to flood a room or you want to add more artificial lighting, be sure the lighting is adequate and soft to create that warm and relaxing atmosphere a home should convey.
THE HARDWARE IN YOUR HOME
One of the easiest and quickest ways to change the look of any room is to replace the old hardware with new, modern pieces. In bedrooms, replace closet door knobs and entry door knobs with new ones. In the kitchen, update the cabinet and drawer pulls with modern ones. While it’s a tad tedious changing these small pieces of hardware, the result is quite effective.
If you want to make a big statement without having to make any big renovations, try changing out the window treatments and curtains in your home instead. Try choosing curtains in contrasting but complementing colors and/or fabrics and for a real boost in style, try switching out the old, standard curtain rods for decorative ones instead.
No time to paint the walls but want something new and exciting in certain rooms of your home? No worries! Try some inexpensive peel and stick wall decals for an easy way to dress up a boring wall or two.
Peel and stick wall decals come in almost any design you can imagine. From fun kids’ characters to artsy designs and more, the sky’s the limit when it comes to creating one-of-a-kind wall décor with peel and stick decals.
If your home is in need of a facelift, but your schedule or budget doesn’t allow for any serious renovations, try some of the suggestions listed above.