Weekend Projects to Improve the Style and Functionality of Your Home

Since you’ve probably been staying at home more lately, it’s probably come to your attention that some improvements could be made around the house. While money may be tight these days, that doesn’t mean you have to forgo the home improvement projects you want to do. 

Rather than take on a full-blown renovation, try one or two of these easy weekend projects sure to increase the style and functionality of your home. 

1. Spruce Up Your Front Door

The entrance into your home does more than just grant access inside. It leaves a lasting impression on guests and passersby, so give your front door a facelift by painting it a bold color. Add some new hardware and place a few potted plants on either side to add warmth and charm. 

2. Up the Ante of Your Kitchen Sink

A new kitchen sink complete with a brand new faucet does wonders to breathe new life into any kitchen. Be sure the faucet style coordinates with the sink style and choose something that works well for you in both form and function. 

*Note – if you’re installing a new sink and faucet, install the faucet before installing the sink – it’s much easier!

3. Install Window Boxes for Added Curb Appeal

Window boxes are great for not only bringing flowers up into view from inside the house, but they also add charm outside the house for added curb appeal. 

4. Organize Your Entryway

If your home’s entryway looks more like a warzone rather than the inviting gateway into your home you envision, try adding repurposed furniture or shelving to give family members plenty of places to drop their things as they come in. Designate certain shelves or cubbies for specific items and make sure everyone knows where things go to keep your entryway neat, organized, and inviting. 

5. Create an Accent Wall

Nothing makes a statement quite like an accent wall, so take the weekend to create one in your living room. Whether you paint it a bold color or apply a patterned self-adhesive wallpaper, make the wall the center of attention for an instant, but effective, change of pace. 

6. Hang String Light Outdoors

If you love spending time outdoors in the evenings, add a string or two of lights to increase the ambiance and functionality of your outdoor spaces. If you’re hanging them on a deck or some other solid structure, try using screw-in eye hooks or the like for a more permanent adherence that you don’t have to worry about in inclement weather. 

7. Redo Your Kitchen Backsplash

If your kitchen backsplash is dull or otherwise unattractive, give it an overhaul by replacing it with something new and exciting. Glass or ceramic tiles make great backsplashes in the kitchen, as they are easy to clean and come in an array of colors and patterns for every style. Just be sure the wall behind the backsplash is sound, and this project won’t take any time at all. 

For quick and easy DIY projects that only take a weekend or less to complete, consult the list above.