As a homeowner, you may find yourself too busy to tackle major upgrades. If you enjoy DIY projects and want to improve your living spaces, here are a few ideas for weekend home improvement. Update your property easily without spending a lot of time or money.
Weekend Home Improvement: Update the Front Door
The front door is one of the first things a guest will notice when they visit your home. Make your front entryway more attractive and boost curb appeal by improving the door.
If your front door is in good condition, sand it and apply a coat of paint in a bold new color. Choose a paint shade that complements the style and colors of your home. You can also add a new doorknob and kickplate. Potted plants outside the entrance add color and make the space more visually appealing. Finish your new entryway with layered welcome mats for a modern look.
Change the Cabinet Hardware
For a fast improvement that even your kids can help with, update the drawer pulls and knobs on the kitchen cabinets. Before choosing new hardware, measure the distance between the installation holes for your current hardware.
Shop online or at a hardware store for new pieces. You’ll find a variety of options and colors from brushed nickel and polished brass to antique gold and copper. There are handles and knobs to match any decor. To install the hardware, you’ll only need a screwdriver and a few minutes of free time.
Seal the Backyard Deck as Part of Your Weekend Home Improvement Projects
A wooden deck requires regular upkeep to maintain the decking materials. Pressure-wash the area to remove stains and mildew or algae growth. If you don’t own a pressure washer, rent one. Alternatively, your local home improvement store will have products available specifically for cleaning decks. Follow the directions on the deck cleaning and wood sealing products so you know the best times to apply them.
After cleaning the deck, use a brush to apply a quality deck sealer. Clear or lightly-toned sealers allow the natural wood grain to show. Opaque sealers generally offer better protection but hide the wood grain.