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Quick and Easy Weekend Home Improvement Projects

Quick and Easy Weekend Home Improvement Projects

The weekend is the perfect time for doing a spot of DIY and completing some of those outstanding tasks that need doing around the home. After all, your home is where you will spend the majority of your time, so it is important to get it looking its best.

Within the family home, important maintenance and general upkeep tasks tend to take precedence over home improvement projects.

However, since no time is left to get your home looking how you want it, this can result in your home looking old, tired and outdated.

In order to save precious time and give your home a new lease of life, here is a selection of quick and easy, relatively low-cost projects to improve the look and feel of your home.

Exterior Practicalities

Starting with the outside of the home, when was the last time you updated the house number or name plaque outside your front door? For that matter, does your home even have one?

As well as being a practical necessity, house numbers can work with your home’s style to showcase your creative side. You can even create and order customised designs – the perfect way to put your own stamp on your home from the outset.

Similarly, door knockers can add a touch of timeless charm to your home – even if it isn’t likely to be used, it will still look great as a decoration!

 

Artificial Grass Installations

Synthetic grass is a great addition to your garden – the ideal solution for getting rid of patchy, dry or yellowed grass and opting for lush, green grass all year round.

However, artificial grass can also be used in multiple ways within the home itself. Get creative and use fake grass to bring a touch of the natural environment into your home.

Use it to decorate chairs, coffee tables or as a unique alternative to wallpaper to create a stand-out statement wall.

Small Touches of Personality

If your home is looking a little worn-out but you lack the time or budget for any large-scale renovations, sometimes even the smallest tweaks and touches are enough to completely transform the look and feel of a room.

Go for some quirky statement lighting without breaking the bank – simply update your existing lights to add a new dimension to the space.

Experiment with different colours, patterns and styles – you never know what you might create!

This works best with table lamps and lights which incorporate fabric shades, but even just choosing a funky new lampshade for your living room can make the room look different.

Another simple option is to switch up the handles and knobs on your cupboards and cabinets. Say goodbye to boring handles and welcome something a little different into your home.

Opt for complementary colours or contrasting styles to really mix things up.

This option is also great for jazzing up kid’s bedroom furniture and adding a personal touch to the room.

Artwork

How many paintings, pictures, certificates and photographs do you have hanging around the home waiting to be put up?

Whether they are sitting gathering dust in storage boxes or holed up in the attic, isn’t it about time you brought them down and put them up on display?

For smaller homes or walls with limited space, you can set up a few of your favourites then rotate every few months to ensure all your artwork gets a chance to sit in pride of place.

Alternatively, another great idea is to create a statement wall filled with all your artwork and pictures.

Go for a subtle wall of paintings and artwork in complementary colours and styles, or alternatively, create a colourful whirlwind of photographs, kid’s paintings and achievements all set out in one glorious place altogether.

All that’s left to do is to head out there, stock up on supplies and get creative around the home this weekend!

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