The big home improvements might be exciting, but they require a lot of planning and they can be difficult to fit in your schedule. Between the time and the cost, you might feel like you have to keep putting projects off.
With that said, not every project has to be a massive undertaking. You have a lot of options for doing DIY work you can do on the weekend. With a kit that includes things like a rotary tool and some lawn and garden equipment, you can work on a range of projects that take just a day or two.
Check out this list to find ten DIY projects you can do this weekend.
Paint an Area of the Home
Painting should be one of the top options for people looking to do DIY projects that don’t require a lot of skill or a lot of time. With a few gallons of paint and the right supplies, you can really change the way a room looks. Whether it is changing the color or just refreshing an old coat of paint, this is one project that can have a big impact without requiring a lot of time.
Upgrade Your Mudroom
A mudroom is useful in that it provides a space to remove things like shoes and jackets before entering the rest of the home. The only issue is that most people do not pay a lot of attention to how the mudroom is set up. In just one weekend, you could upgrade your mudroom and make it much better for coming and going.
One idea would be to install or add benches for people to sit on when they take their shoes off. You could also install hooks or a coat rack. Another option is to build some shelves to put all of the things you take with you when you leave the house.
Light Kitchen Remodel
A full kitchen remodel is a dream for many homeowners. The only problem is that this kind of project takes time and you don’t want to be without your kitchen for so many days. While it might not be a full reimagining of the kitchen, a light remodel can do a lot to improve the look of the space.
With a light kitchen remodel, you are not tearing up the walls or ripping the floors out. Instead, you are doing smaller projects that can be done in less time. Consider tasks like painting, refinishing the cabinets, replacing the hardware and upgrading your appliances. These tasks can be done quickly and they can make a big difference.
Plant Trees and Shrubs
You might not be able to rework all of your landscaping in one weekend, but you could add some trees or shrubs. Strategically placed trees and shrubs can do a lot to make your yard more attractive, and it is something you could do over the weekend. Just make sure you know how to select the right plants for your yard. You don’t want to pick something that is going to require a lot of maintenance or a plant that is not suited to the conditions of your yard.
Upgrade a Closet
Most homes are not making the most of the closet space they have. With a little bit of work, you could upgrade your closet and get a lot more from the space.
Think about the room the closet is in and how it is used. After that, you can make plans to add shelves or install hooks for garments. With the right tools, this is a project you could complete in less than a weekend.
Install New Light Fixtures
New light fixtures can do a lot to enhance indoor spaces. In many cases, the existing light fixtures don’t provide all of the light you may need or they are just old and out of date. Survey the home and make a list of the light fixtures you want to replace. You can then go to your local home improvement store to find replacements.
While replacing light fixtures is something that can be done quickly and easily, it is important to remember safety. Make sure to turn the breaker off before you start taking light fixtures down.
Install a New Front Door
Your front door plays a big role in the first impression of your home. A replacement can do a lot to make the home more attractive and it is a DIY project you can have done in less than a day. Of course, if you have a nice wooden door, you might want to consider refinishing the front door instead of replacing it.
Along with your front door, you might also want to take a look at your garage door. If it is old and beat up, you could consider replacing the garage door as well. It is another quick home improvement project that can do a lot to improve the look of your home.
Whether you are trying to enhance the look of your yard or make the space more functional, you have a lot of options for backyard projects you can do over the weekend. Consider things like adding a concrete patio or walkway, restaining your deck, building a fire pit, power washing your outdoor furniture or building a trellis. You could do any one of these projects over a weekend and they will all do a lot to enhance the backyard.
Regrout Tile Floors
A good tile floor can last a long time. The only issue for many homeowners is that the grout can start to look dingy or worn out long before the tiles. If you want to get your tile floors looking good as new, take the weekend to regrout the floor.
This is a project that can be done in under a weekend, but you will want to make sure you have the right tools. To save time on removing the old grout, you should consider using power tools like an oscillating tool or a rotary tool.
Curb Appeal Projects
You do not need to rework your front yard to enhance the curb appeal of your home. With a little bit of work over the weekend, you can do a lot to make your front yard more attractive. Simple tasks like mowing and edging the lawn can go a long way. If you have trees and shrubs, you should also consider tasks like trimming and pruning.