With the weather warming up, you may be inspired to take on some DIY home improvement projects. Here are 5 ideas for easy projects that can be completed over a weekend.
DIY Home Improvement Projects for Cabinet Hardware
Cabinets take up a lot of real estate in your kitchen, so they have a significant effect on the room’s appearance. Replacing cabinets is expensive and refinishing them is a lot of work.
One easy way that you can give the cabinets a boost without spending a lot of time and money is to replace the hardware. There are endless styles and colors to choose from. Take all of the existing hardware off and bring home some samples to decide what will look best in your kitchen.
Add a Peel and Stick Backsplash
Another simple and fun home improvement project for the kitchen is adding a peel-and-stick tile backsplash. Manufacturers make ceramic tiles with strong adhesive on the back so that application is as easy as peeling a layer off the back and pressing the tile to the wall. Map out the project using a level and mark where each tile should go so that they line up straight.
Install Foam Crown Molding
Crown molding along the ceiling adds dimension and character to a room. Adding this accent yourself is an easy DIY project. Foam crown molding material looks the same as wood but is much easier to work with. It cuts smoothly, is lighter than wood, fits snugly into corners, and can be painted any color. When adding crown molding yourself, consider using foam crown molding.
DIY Home Improvement for Your Mailbox
The mailbox might be the first thing a visitor sees on your property. Beautify your mailbox for spring by painting it and planting a flower bed around the base. Add new address numbers to make it easier to find for visitors and delivery drivers.
Refinish Outdoor Wood
Decks and wooden fences should be sanded and re-sealed every year to keep them in good shape. This may not be the most fun project, but keeping up with it pays off. It’s a home improvement project that you can complete over a weekend, and only requires a sander and whatever stain and sealant you choose. Look up maintenance recommendations for the product you are using to protect your deck.