Got some extra time this weekend? Try one of these DIY home improvement projects.
In the age of social media, it’s easy to believe all our acquaintances live perfect lives full of home-baked delicacies and do-it-yourself masterpieces. Everyone wants their home to look incredible and up to date. In this hectic world, who has the time? Check out these 10 home improvement ideas you can complete in a weekend!
10. Spray Paint Old Hardware
This is one of the easiest, cheapest and fastest ways to update the look of your home. Homes bought in the early 2000s tended to have gold-colored fixtures and hardware, whereas new construction homes are now using a lot more faded, bronze and nickel colored hardware.
9. Frame Bathroom Mirrors
Your home probably has a basic, rectangular mirror held to the wall by a couple of screws and some glue. You can remove the entire mirror and replace it with a store-bought ones. However, it can be risky if you don’t know what you’re doing. No one wants a home improvement project to turn into a trip to the emergency room. Framing your rectangle mirror is an inexpensive and easy way to update your bathroom.
8. Create an Entryway Mud Room
Mud rooms are all the rage right now in interior design circles. Unless you’re planning on doing some major renovations, you probably don’t have space to create another room in your house. A good alternative is to create a functional mudroom in your entryway. This can be achieved by adding some molding, paint and hooks to an empty wall. Quality Exterior Roofing can help assist you with deciding paint colors and help paint your walls very quickly.
7. Improve Your Laundry Room
Laundry rooms are traditionally overlooked in the décor department, but this is changing. Since laundry is time-consuming, it makes sense to create a warm and welcoming space. You can add a folding table, replace wire shelving with wood shelving and store laundry essentials like detergent and fabric softener in decorative glass dispensers.
6. Update Interior Doors
If you bought your home in the 1990s, it probably has plain, flat, hollow-core doors. If you can’t afford to replace every interior door, you can create the illusion of updated doors using trim and paint.
5. Make Your Closet Amazing
Closet renovations are another exciting new trend! With inspiration from celebrity closets, many people are turning what used to be a simple storeroom for clothing into a showpiece and relaxing retreat. All it takes is a little reorganization and a few tricks to make your closet amazing. Simply add paint or wallpaper and new lighting. Chandeliers are especially popular!
4. Turn a Full-Length Mirror From Boring to Beautiful
Everyone has at least one of these cheap full-length mirrors you can find at most big-box supermarkets. They are more functional than attractive and tend to be relegated to the insides of closet doors. If you are giving your closets a makeover, the full-length mirrors should get one too. Decorative, full-length mirrors can run over $100, but this DIY project won’t break the bank.
3. Create a “Lost and Found” for Socks
Until modern science solves the mystery of how the dryer eats them, we’ll be stuck with the problem of mismatched socks. Instead of throwing your mismatched socks into a catch-all basket, try creating a unique decoration instead! You can paint a piece of lumber and stencil on some creative words and phrases and then glue clothespins to it. Voila! A practical and gorgeous work of art.
2. Replace Your Pantry Door
Along with closets and laundry rooms, the pantry is another generally forgotten area of the home. If you’d like to jazz up the look of your kitchen without having to tear it apart, consider simply replacing your pantry door.
You can get a beautiful French door with glass panes, or a stained glass door to house your dry goods. If you don’t want your guests to be able to see your pantry’s contents you can add a curtain on a double tension rod to the interior of the door.
*Note: If you don’t have a pantry with a door, you can use this project on a coat closet as well!
1. Make a Succulent Terrarium
Plants always liven up a home. Fake plants look tacky, and real plants can be a difficult to maintain. Succulents are awesome if you don’t have the greenest of thumbs. They are native desert plants and don’t require much attention or water. Large glass bowls, such as fish bowls or floating candle bowls, are perfect for creating a tiny biodome for several colorful succulents.