Updating your living spaces can improve property value and make your home more attractive and comfortable. You don’t have to spend a fortune or hire a professional to improve your home. There are plenty of tasks you can tackle yourself over a weekend. Here are a few DIY home improvement projects for you to consider.
DIY Home Improvement: Paint the Bathroom
DIY projects are a great way to spruce up your home without breaking the bank. If you want to update your bathroom, painting is a quick and easy weekend project that anyone can do. With some elbow grease and the right supplies, your bathroom will look new.
You will need primer and paint, paint brushes and rollers of various sizes, painter’s tape, trays for the rollers, drop cloths or newspapers, and a ladder if needed. Once you have the supplies, it’s time to prepare the walls. Fill holes with a spackling compound and sand the areas smooth. Clean the walls thoroughly with soap and water, then let them dry completely before priming. Before priming, cover surfaces that won’t be painted, such as window frames or trim pieces, with masking tape. Allow the primer to dry, and you’re ready to apply your new paint color.
Update the Kitchen Cabinet Hardware
Updating your kitchen hardware is a great way to give your space an updated look and feel without spending a fortune. Invest in new cabinet drawer pulls and door handles. You can find a color and style to complement your kitchen decor. From polished brass to brushed nickel and painted porcelain – even a minor change can instantly revive outdated kitchen cabinets.
Steam Clean the Carpets
Cleaning your carpets is a great DIY project to complete in a weekend. Steam cleaning carpets has many benefits, including improved indoor air quality and prolonged carpet life. It’s an easy task to finish with the right equipment and a bit of know-how.
You will need a rental or purchased steam cleaner, a cleaning solution recommended by the manufacturer, a pre-treatment solution if necessary, and rubber gloves. Be sure to read all instructions carefully before using the steam cleaner. Begin by vacuuming each carpeted area using the highest suction setting available on your vacuum cleaner; this will loosen dirt particles from deep within the fibers of your carpeting. After vacuuming, you’re ready to steam clean the carpets, following the manufacturer’s instructions.
Install a DIY Kitchen Backsplash During Your Home Improvements
Installing a kitchen backsplash is an inexpensive way to improve the kitchen without investing in a costly renovation. There is even peel-and-stick backsplash to enhance the look and feel of the space without requiring professional skills or tools.
Determine what type of materials you wish to use for your backsplash. For the project, you might choose glass, porcelain, metal tiles, or cork. Gather the necessary supplies, and verify you have all the right tools available before starting the job. Once you have everything ready, it should take no more than a couple of days to complete a full installation, depending on how large an area you are covering.