As a busy homeowner, you may not have time to tackle big renovation projects. To keep your house looking great, here are a few easy home improvements you can complete in a weekend.
Easy Home Improvements Including Painting a Room
Paint is a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to make a room feel like new. Repaint the kids’ bedrooms, give the bathroom a fresh color, or update the living room by painting an accent wall. Talk to the professional at your local hardware store about the right products for the job. He or she will be able to help you choose the type of paint and finish that will be best for your project. To get a professional finish, purchase quality brushes and paint rollers for a smooth, even application.
Pressure Wash the House
If you don’t own a pressure washer, rent a machine for the weekend. Washing your home’s siding will remove mud, dirt, and debris and will brighten the color. You’ll improve curb appeal and can take pride in an attractive home. While you have the machine, pressure wash the driveway and sidewalks, too. Wash away dust, dirt, and stains to make your driveway look like new. You can also use the pressure washer to remove mold growth and mildew on your deck.
Refinish the Kitchen Table
Especially if there are young children in your family, the kitchen table may be showing signs of wear. If you often throw a tablecloth over it to hide crayon marks, scratches in the wood, and stains from spaghetti sauce, then refinishing the table will be worth the effort. Most of the time, the base and table legs are still in great shape. These parts don’t experience the wear and tear that the tabletop does. So, for this project, you can focus on the table’s surface.
To get started, move the table to a workspace or even the back deck. Use a hand-held sander to remove the finish and smooth the surface. Apply wood stain or paint the table. Allow it to dry before applying a second coat and sealant.
Easy Home Improvements: Update Your Front Porch
Your front porch is the first part of your home that visitors notice. It should feel warm and welcoming. Spend a weekend cleaning the front porch and improving the space. Remove any furniture, plants, and the doormat so you can scrub the floor well. Clean the light fixture’s globes and replace any burned out bulbs. If your fixture is outdated, install a new one or simply remove the current fixture and touch it up with spray paint. Metal or wicker porch furniture can also be quickly improved with a coat of spray paint.
Make sure the area is well-lit, add a few throw pillows, install an outdoor rug, and plant bright flowers or greenery in pots or hanging baskets. The front porch will feel cozy and inviting the next time you have guests.