Home improvement projects are a great way to update your house. Whether you want to improve the living room or upgrade the kitchen, here are ideas that don’t require a significant time commitment. These DIY weekend home improvements are projects just about anyone can do.

Easy Home Improvements You Can Complete in a Weekend

1. Weekend Home Improvements: Paint a Room

Painting is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to improve a room. Choose your favorite color to make a subtle update or a bold change. Before you start, prepare the surface by patching holes, sanding rough spots, and cleaning the walls. Purchase top-quality paints, brushes, and rollers for the best results.

2. Install a Light Fixture

Add new lighting to any room to make it look modern and inviting. Shop for a light fixture that matches your home’s style, such as an elegant chandelier or statement-making pendant light. Turn off the power before doing electrical work and follow the instructions for proper installation.

For an added upgrade, install smart bulbs in your new fixtures. These modern light bulbs are WiFi-connected, so you can manage them via an app on your smartphone, making them convenient and energy-efficient.

3. Add a Kitchen Backsplash

A backsplash is an easy way to update the kitchen and protect the walls from stains and food splatter. If you’re feeling handy, tile the wall yourself. Choose from classic subway tiles or colorful glass. You’ll find tiles – including stone, porcelain, and ceramic tiles – at your local home improvement store. Alternatively, get creative and tile the backsplash with pennies, corks, repurposed pallet lumber, or metal ceiling tiles.

4. Improve Closet Storage

Closet storage solutions maximize space and make organizing clothes, shoes, and accessories easier. Measure the walls of your closet, then choose shelving or drawers that fit the space. Install hooks and rods for extra storage. Organize your belongings with labeled baskets or storage bins.

5. Weekend Home Improvements: Sand and Seal the Deck

If you have a wooden deck, sand and seal it every few years. Use a pressure washer or deck cleaner to scrub debris from the surface. Then sand the decking boards to eliminate rough spots and splinters. Wear protective gear while sanding. Once the wood is smooth, apply a sealant according to the manufacturer’s instructions to protect your deck from the elements and help it last longer.

These are just a few weekend projects you can tackle to upgrade your house. With a little effort, you’ll feel proud of the updated living spaces and can enjoy your newly improved home.

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