Crafty Captain presents: easy DIY home improvement projects you can do this weekend!
What are you doing this weekend? Maybe you were thinking about calling a professional to come and get some things done at your house to make it look better and boost its curb appeal. But before you pick up the phone and spend a ton of money, I have to tell you something: I have some easy DIY home improvement projects for you, which take no less than a weekend to be done.
There’s nothing more satisfying than looking at your gorgeous home and thinking, “Wow, I made this happen.” So, if you want to save money and make your house look magazine-worthy, you have to try these DIY home improvement projects. I’m ready to get to work; what about you? Fasten that tool belt, and let’s get this party started!
1. Patch and prime
Who said that you need to hire a professional to patch and prime those walls? Well, in case there’s a major problem, calling an expert might be the safest thing to do, but if you only have a few repairs to take care of, you can get to work yourself.
For maximum coverage, you have to start with priming the wall. I’m sure you want the result to be flawless, so before you do anything major, make sure the surface is smooth.
You can purchase some great patch kits from a local home improvement store, and they’ll help you deal even with larger holes. While these steps aren’t complicated, they’ll give your freshly painted walls a smooth and elegant appearance.
To fill the holes, take some light putty using a spackle knife, then scrape the excess off the walls. Wait a couple of hours for the putty to dry, then sand the area until it’s smooth. When you’re done with that, prime and paint the areas that were fixed.
2. Peel-and-stick panels
Since rooms with panels are becoming more and more popular, I have an amazing DIY home improvement project idea for you. Even though the panels are made from wood, the trend this time is typically horizontal, and installation can be easily done without the help of a hammer and nails.
Making a wood accent wall is a fantastic way to give your room character and texture. Don’t shy away from playing around with thickness and pre-stained colors, because that’s how you create a unique look. By combining different colors and styles, you can achieve a striking piece that stands out, and it will make your home even prettier.
These are the easiest DIY home improvement projects you could try!
3. Light and plumbing fixtures
While these DIY home improvement projects aren’t that complicated, you need to be aware of the fundamentals of safe practices, such as shutting off the water and power while working, so that there won’t be any problems. Speaking of that, the secret to incredible lighting is figuring out how much room you have for a new light fixture.
For instance, ceiling fans come in different blade diameters to fit different room sizes, so you have to look for a suitable one. And if you plan on changing a bathroom faucet, make sure the new faucet fits the sink’s existing holes.
If you want to be a little more specific, Home Depot might help you with that because they have several courses that offer practical guidance for DIY home improvement projects each month.
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4. General painting
If you know what color you want to use to make your space pop and look fabulous, having the right tool, a good technique, and some patience are going to help you a lot. You can quickly give your home a facelift with the help of a fresh coat of paint, so think about what hue fits your style and home decor.
When you have an idea, invest in some high-quality rollers so that everything turns out great the first time. While the process of getting ready to paint the walls isn’t exactly pleasant, the activity itself can be quite soothing, and the result will be fabulous.
5. Peel-and-stick floor
Are you looking for an affordable DIY home improvement project that will make a big impact? You should know that the amazing effect and the simplicity of peel-and-stick flooring are unmatched.
This particular tile is less likely to let the glue seep through the spaces between the tiles and is also easier to deal with. If your concrete is flat, dry, and clean, you can put your sticky floors over it.
If you’re in the mood for some creativity, it’s simple to make striking borders or patterns with a range of colors and patterns, so think outside the box and you’ll love the results.
6. Install a fence
Even though it’s been stated that fences make good neighbors, hiring a professional seems more expensive than rolling up your sleeves and getting some work done.
Whether you want some privacy from your noisy neighbors or you just want to add some curb appeal to your property, installing a fence can be a great DIY home improvement project to try this weekend.
Whether your goal is privacy or to replace an old, worn-out fence, you can easily complete the job if you keep in mind two crucial points: get a survey done to determine the precise property lines and mark any pipes if you have subterranean sprinklers.
If you want an exquisite fence, maybe you should give the job to a professional, but if you want something simple, like a wooden one, you’re safe with a DIY. Experts say that black aluminum products that mimic wrought iron fencing are the easiest to install, while fencing styles such as solid vinyl panels and chain links should be left to a pro.
Another amazing DIY home improvement project you should try to make your home prettier is landscaping. Making a backyard haven can be a creative way to express yourself and make your neighbors green with envy (*joking*). The best part is that you don’t need that much expertise to build a perennial flower garden, a raised garden bed, or fresh paver stones.
If you need help with the heavy lifting, you can ask your local landscape supply to bring your items rather than renting a truck or other piece of equipment.
You probably already have the necessary equipment in your garage, such as shovels, rakes, and wheelbarrows, for the majority of tasks, so what’s stopping you from having the yard of your dreams?
Which one of these is your favorite DIY improvement project is your favorite?
8. Great front door
The first impression is important, right? Besides having a green oasis, your front door is another DIY home improvement project you should pay attention to. An old, faded, or creaky door not only gives a bad first impression, but it might not offer much security or keep drafts out. So, what about replacing your outdated door with a new one to create a more welcoming entry?
You can even purchase an outside door that’s pre-hung in a weather-stripped frame, and you only need carpentry tools to install it. Depending on your budget, you can go for fiberglass doors that require nearly no care or steel doors that require minimal maintenance.
If you want to save money, you can do that by using steel or fiberglass instead of wood because they are more expensive but still look just like real wood and won’t decay or warp.
What do you think about these DIY home improvement projects? If you want more ideas like these, we have a wonderful eBook for you, filled with expert-approved tips on how to transform your garden and make it look like a living paradise. Check it out here!
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