Sprucing up your space does not always require a lengthy remodeling process, and small projects can go a long way in refreshing the rooms in your home. Here are some weekend do-it-yourself projects that you can do to change up your home without a huge time investment.
Create An Inviting Entryway to Your Home
Paint your front door with a new, bright color to create a warm and inviting feel for visitors and passersby. Add some additional touches with some light landscaping around the front door, such as potted plants, change up the outdoor light fixtures and replace your welcome mat.
Light Up Your Dining Room
Changing the light fixture(s) in your dining room can go a long way in updating the look of the entire room and can be done easily. Shut off the power to the light fixture on your breaker box, uninstall the old fixture, connect the new one to the wires from the ceiling, and install it. Think about both the look and function of the light fixture when choosing one for your home.
Install a New Faucet
Looking to change up the fixtures in either your bathroom or kitchen? A new faucet is a seemingly small detail that can have a big impact on the appearance of the room, especially as something that is used daily. Make sure that the new faucet matches the configuration of your sink. You may find it easier to also replace the sink, as the install of the faucet and other fixtures is much easier before the sink is installed and it gives you the freedom to pick a sink that matches the faucet that you want.
Hang Outdoor String Lights
Create an amazing ambiance on your patio with some outdoor string lights. These lights are weather-resistant, durable, and create a relaxing vibe for dining and lounging. Edison lights are a very popular choice, but there is an endless variety of colors and shapes to choose from through your local home and garden retailer or online.
Redo Your Backsplash
A backsplash can have a huge impact on the entire appearance of the kitchen. Ceramic or glass tiles are a great option for this, as they are durable and easy to clean. If you have a smaller kitchen, consider choosing one color or clean line tile to avoid a cluttered appearance.
Update Your Cabinet Hardware
A super easy way to refresh any room with cabinetry is to update the handles and knobs. Simple, metallic hardware looks great on any cabinetry, however thrift stores and antique shops often have a selection of unique hardware for sale.
Change Your Window Treatments
Updating the curtains or blinds in any room of your home will make a big difference in the overall feel of the room. Make sure to measure your window precisely to ensure that you buy or make window treatments that fit the windows well without looking too short, too long or too sparse.
Add Open Shelving to A Bare Wall
Need an interesting way to decorate a bare wall, or even a wall with artwork that you have had for a long time? Add some open shelves, along with some eclectic pieces, like small photos and succulents, to create a customized look. If you are installing them in the kitchen or bathroom, consider strategically placing frequently used items on the shelves.
Create an Office Space
With many of us working from home or having children completing school work from home, it may be a good time to create a dedicated space to those activities if you do not have a separate office in your home. Paint a table or desk for an updated workspace. Add organizational pieces for laptops, tablets, papers, and office supplies. Hang a white board and artwork to finish the space.
Homeowners often tire of the way their home looks over time, or sometimes may have a big task of organizing and unpacking when they move into a new home. Tackling some simple weekend projects to make some highly noticeable changes to living spaces and can either freshen up a current home, or help a new resident get their home in order when they have limited time.