Home Improvement On a Weekend

We’ve all heard that adding personal touches to your home is the best way to make it feel like a home. But what if you are pressed for time during the week? That’s where the weekends come in. You can do things like adding wallpaper or a new barn door with a barn door hardware kit. We’ll go over seven things you can do on the weekend to improve your home and enjoy for years to come.

Replace Your Garage Door

If you’re like most people, your garage or barn is one of the most used rooms in your house. You keep all of your tools and equipment in there, and depending on the weather, you may keep your car or motorcycle there as well.

Why not upgrade your old garage door with a new one to make it more comfortable and functional? This will not only give you a workspace area but will also give your home a more clean appearance. You might need an expert to do this, but it shouldn’t take longer than a day. 

Go Wabi-Sabi With Your Furniture

Many of us would like to believe that our furniture is still as good as new. However, the truth is that it has most likely lived many lives before you got your hands on it. Even if that’s fine, seeing some scuffs and scratches can ruin its appearance over time.

Go wabi-sabi with your furniture to keep it looking new by adding DIY touches here and there. You don’t have to do anything drastic; give these pieces some love by rubbing them down or accenting them with different colors.

Hang Some Artwork

Whether you’re a fan of art or not, having some in your home is always a good idea. It brings color and life to any space while expressing yourself without saying a single word.

Instead of keeping those framed paintings in the basement collecting dust, bring them out and hang them around your house.

If you don’t have enough space for all of them, use spotlighting to highlight one at a time. You’ll get surprised at how much such a small project can change the appearance of your home.

Add Some Plants

Is your life busy? No time to plant a garden? Then consider bringing some indoor plants into your home. They not only add a touch of nature to rooms, but they also provide something beautiful to look at while you relax.

Even though there are many places in your home where one or two can fit, such as on a windowsill or a corner table, grouping them makes a bigger impact. Just make sure to select easy-to-care houseplants, and you’ll have a mini garden in no time.

Add a New Coat of Paint

Even if you adore your walls, there’s no denying that they could use a little sprucing up now and then. Since re-painting them yourself can be costly, why not just do it once and get done with it? Just a fresh coat of paint on those walls will make their colors pop.

However, if you want to make changes, choose neutral colors like white or cream because they are the easiest to work with. Not sure what color would look best on you? Then choose something like Benjamin Moore’s Grommet (GORM) cream. It’s a subtle but elegant color that goes with almost everything.

Update Your Lighting

Good lighting is essential in any room for both aesthetic and safety reasons. If your home still has those old, out-of-date light fixtures, it may be time for an upgrade. And, fortunately, this is a task that is both simple and inexpensive to complete on your own.

Go to your local hardware store and select something that matches the style of your home. Then, in just a few minutes, follow the instructions to install it yourself. Ta-da! You now have some new lighting.

Add a Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is the allure of your home from the outside, and it’s something you should think about if you want to make a good first impression. Fortunately, this is a simple task that you can complete in a single weekend.

Take some time to clean up your yard, trim back any overgrown plants, and perhaps even re-paint your front door. You might also consider purchasing a new welcome mat or flower pots to complete the polished look of your home. Presto! You’re all set to show off your lovely home to the rest of the world.

There you have it, seven simple things you can do on the weekend to breathe new life into your home. From painting walls to adding plants, these tasks are all simple and inexpensive, allowing you to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. They’ll also assist you in preparing for spring and all the wonderful things that come with it. So what are you holding out for? Begin working on your home improvement projects right away.

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast and sitting Techbology Editor for The Philippine STAR.

He is also an EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

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