Home Improvement Projects You Can Do In A Weekend

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The weekend is coming, and you want to do some upgrades to your home. Some DIY projects can be extremely time-consuming, but there are plenty of home improvement projects you can achieve in only a single weekend. These projects can have just as much of an impact on your home as a big project that takes weeks or months to achieve. Here, we will look at some easy DIY projects you can do in a weekend. 

1. Paint the Front Door 

The front door is how people enter your home for the first time, so you want it to look inviting, especially if you are planning to sell your home soon. Choose a paint color that goes well with your current color scheme but stands out. Giving the door a vibrant color makes a great statement that can up your curb appeal. You can easily complete a simple project like this in a weekend. 

2. Upgrade Your Bathroom with a Stained-Glass Window 

If there is a window in your bathroom, you can give it a classic look by installing a stained-glass window in it. You can buy a real stained-glass window, but there is an even easier way to do this project. There are some great stick-on adhesives that you can buy at most craft stores. A fun perk with this is that you can always swap out the adhesives whenever you want, so your window is frequently updated. There are plenty of seasonal options for stained-glass adhesives, so you can even incorporate them into your holiday decorating! This home improvement project is simple and can be a fun craft to do with a child during the weekend. 

3. Paint a Room 

Few things freshen up a room better than a coat of paint. It is a simple, affordable way to breathe new life into a room, which is why many people go for it when they want to fix up their homes. You can paint the whole room, an accent wall, the ceiling, or just the trim and molding. The paint will make the room look fresh and crisp, and this is a simple weekend DIY project.

4. Install Faux Stone for Your Kitchen Backsplash 

If you are tired of the old tiles in your kitchen backsplash, there is one way you can upgrade them in a weekend. You can install faux stone or brick veneer from GenStone, which has the look of the real thing, but for a fraction of the price. This will give your backsplash a fresh, new look, and the brick veneer is completely waterproof and will not melt from the heat of your stove. While this is a fairly small project, it is something that can make a big impact on the entire atmosphere of your kitchen. When you finish installing the brick veneer, you can repaint or stain your kitchen cupboards as well, so they match the brick veneer you selected. This might seem like a project that is bigger than you can achieve in a weekend, but it is actually simple to install

5. Get New Doorknobs 

Doorknobs are such a small part of the home that you generally do not think about them unless they are getting stuck or loose. How long have your current doorknobs been in your home? If you do not have an answer to that, you may want to rethink the doorknobs currently in your home. While these are a small piece of your home, and you may not notice them, guests might, and if you are trying to sell your home, potential buyers definitely will. 

You use your doorknobs constantly, so they take on a lot more wear and tear than you might think over the years. So why not add something new to your doors? Add some brightly colored

doorknobs or a new shape. You do not need to make all the doorknobs match either. If you have kids, you can let them pick out the doorknobs for their bedrooms and closets, and it will let them feel included in your weekend project. 

You do not have to stick with the doors either. You can also change out the doors and handles to open the cupboards and drawers in your kitchen and bathrooms. 

This is a small project, but it can make a bigger impact than you might imagine.

6. Change Your Light Fixtures and Switches 

The light fixtures and light switches in your home are often overlooked in the same way that the doorknobs are. You do not notice them unless the bulb burns out or the switch stops working. There are a lot of different, unique light switches and fixtures out there, so it is another quick and easy project that can add a subtle change to any room in your home. You can give the room an antique look or add some brightly colored light switches in your kids’ rooms. 

7. Add Small Shelving to a Closet or Wall 

If you need some shelving but want a more unique look than just wood or glass shelves, you can take rain gutters, paint them, and hang them in the closet or on the wall. These make excellent shelves that hold things in place, making them less likely to fall off the shelf. These are especially great for kitchen organization. For example, you can organize all of your spices on these little shelves, and they will not fly off the shelf when you open the pantry or the spice cupboard. This is another weekend project you can include your kids in; they may enjoy helping paint the shelves before you hang them. It may sound like an odd solution to shelving, but it can be impactful when it is done, and the gutters do not really look like gutters anymore, so no one will know except you.

About the Author 

Auz Burger is a freelance writer who specializes in faux stone and brick veneer and home DIY projects. She has a BA from Washington State University and has been writing and editing professionally for 11 years.