Home Renovation Projects You Can Do Over The Weekend

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The modern world has provided us with digital assistants and other technology to help us complete our daily tasks and do so quickly and efficiently. At the same time though, the increased speed at which we complete each task has led to an increase in the number of tasks we complete on an everyday basis. This has lead people to feel drained and short of time for just about anything, especially those with children.

Our hectic lifestyles, always being on the move and being connected to the world around us non-stop leaves us with very little time to carry out small renovation projects during the working week. This leads us to the conclusion that it is best to try and complete any projects you have around the house over the weekend.

There are plenty of small DIY home renovation projects you can carry out on the weekend which will add value to your home, not only in financial terms but by making it a more comfortable and relaxing place to live.

Renovation projects

Before taking on any specific renovation project, you should consider every part of your home and what changes could be made to make it better. Search for home renovation tips that can help you complete any project you want to take on successfully. Try to estimate how much time a project requires to be completed and keep in mind that your goal is to get it done over the weekend.

A hand holding a pen and drawing up a plan for home renovation projects you can do over the weekend

Gathering relevant information and making a plan will help ensure that your home renovation is completed successfully.

There are plenty of potential choices when considering renovation projects, so we have narrowed down the list of choices. These are some of the most popular ones around that can have a big impact on your home.

The entrance

The entryway to your home is the first place you see when you return after a long day at work. It is also the first place any guests see. Remember that first impressions last, so having an organized yet lively entrance to your home is important. Just because your entryway might be fairly small doesn’t mean it can’t be impressive. Paint the walls and hang up some impressive artwork. Using vibrant colors is a good idea.

Make sure your entryway is organized at all times. Install key holders and hooks for jackets and hats. If you have enough space, placing a vase with some flowers can add a touch of class to the entrance.

Installing adequate lighting in the entryway is another home renovation project you can get done quickly and that can have a huge impact on the overall first impression of your home. A dimly lit entryway is not a pleasant sight.

The living room area

This area is probably where you spend most of your free time. Breathe new life into your living room by giving it a new coat of paint. Before you choose a new color and get to work consider whether you need to install any shelves or add lighting. If you have any standing floor lights or table lamps in your living room, consider changing the shades.

If you have wooden floors, consider giving them a new coat or a wax. You might need to consult professionals to do this but if the surface isn’t too large, they should be able to get it done in a day or two. This is a renovation idea that has a major impact on the overall look of a room.

Fill large blank spaces on your walls with original artwork, but be careful not to overdo it. Too much artwork and décor can make a room look cluttered. If you have more artwork and decorative ornaments than you need, and you aren’t quite sure where to put them, self storage is probably the best solution for these items. Just be careful that the storage unit has the right conditions to store your pieces.

A view of a cozy living area with a fireplace as the focal point

Winter nights spent gazing into a fire will bring warmth and happiness to your life.

If you have a fireplace, you can renovate it by cleaning it and giving it a fresh coat of paint. Try to accent the borders of the fireplace and make it the focus of your living room.

You can install new curtain hangers that complement the rest of the furniture in your home.

Once again, don’t forget to check the lighting in your room. The effect that the right lighting can have on the overall appearance and feel of a room is often underestimated.

The bedroom where dreams are made

After a long, demanding day there is no better feeling than lying down on your bed and drifting off to dreamland. Make sure your bedroom feels welcoming by adding a small rug and installing bedside light fixtures.

Adding a nightstand that you can keep a book and your alarm clock on is also a good idea, especially if it has drawers that you can keep your socks and sleepwear in. If you like having a television set in your bedroom, consider installing wall mounts for it. This will give the room a cleaner and more organized look.

Make sure any blinds you have on the windows are functional and clean. Getting up in the morning and opening the blinds to allow rays of sunlight to meet your face is a great way to wake up.

Kitchen

A complete kitchen renovation requires quite a bit of effort and investment. There are, however, a few home renovation projects to give your kitchen that clean and fresh feeling. Once again, lighting can prove to be crucial in the kitchen. Consider installing some LED lights underneath kitchen cabinets to illuminate the countertops.

If your kitchen fronts look old and worse for wear, you should consider having them repainted. You can replace the handles on the fronts yourself.

Consider changing the main faucet in your kitchen. Choose wisely though. You want your new faucet to be aesthetically pleasing as well as practical.

Installing magnetic knife holders is a great idea as it will free up space in your drawers and look clean and impressive.

Make sure to unclog any drains or garbage disposal units and consider getting a new rubbish bin that can be mounted to the inside of your kitchen cupboard. Not only will this conceal your rubbish bin, but it will also help prevent any unpleasant odors from spreading.

Bathroom

There is a wide range of bathroom remodeling ideas available online that could help you spruce up your bathroom. From simple tasks such as replacing your toilet seat and bathtub or shower fixtures, to the more complex tasks of bleaching, deep-cleaning, or re-grouting tiles. Clean or replace your shower screen and mirrors.

Consider installing indoor ceiling mounted bathroom speakers. If you decide to do this, make sure that any necessary electrical installations are available before commencing. Once installed, feel free to sing your heart out in the shower in a beautiful duet with your favorite artist.

A bright bathroom with a large shower area and a sparkling clean shower screen

Adequate lighting and clean glass surfaces such as shower screens and mirrors can make a big difference in the appearance of a bathroom. 

Now that you know what you can do to renovate your home over the weekend, you should also find out more about home remodeling improvements you should try to avoid. This will stop you from wasting your money and time.

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