Get Inspired Over The Long Weekend.
From easy to ambitious, we have a list of different projects to get you inspired over the long weekend.
Whether you're preparing to sell or staying put, ticking items off the to-do list is very satisfying, but when it comes to home improvements, working smarter, not harder, is the best plan of attack.
One of the simplest, most cost-effective improvements of all is paint! Freshly painted rooms look clean and updated — and that spells value. When selecting paint colors, keep in mind that neutrals appeal to the greatest number of people, therefore making your home more desirable.
Paint or wallpaper a feature wall.
Is there a wall in your home that could use a little sprucing up? Painting or wallpapering a feature wall is an ideal weekend renovation that can have an impressive visual impact. The great thing about feature walls is that you don’t have to stick with neutral colours. As long as the colour or wallpaper pattern you select fits in with your decor, you can do whatever you like. Think of a feature wall as a work of art rather than a wall.
Paint your entry door
One of the most impressive home renovations you can do is to paint your entry door and trim.
Take your time with the prep work, because it will make the completed job look better and last longer.
Give your kitchen some life by getting some tiles or super simple decals, and give your stove or/and sink a back splash for an immediate improvement to your kitchen design. Back splashes can add color, contrast, and helpful function to your counter space.
You deserve a warm place to relax after a long, busy day.
You don’t need a full bathroom makeover or a month-long renovation project - just give your tub a new fabulous facelift.
Install a new shower head and fittings and you'll soon be on your way to relaxation.
Laundry rooms are traditionally overlooked but this is changing.
Since laundry is time-consuming, it makes sense to spruce up this enduring space. You can add a folding table, replace wire shelving with wood shelving and create a tiled featured splash back wall and finish off with some decor pot plants.
If you bought your home in the 1990s, it probably has plain, flat, hollow-core doors. If you can’t afford to replace every interior door, you can create the illusion of updated doors using trim and paint.
Be ambitious and build a small patio or a fire pit. A 5-foot-by-5-foot concrete patio, for example, can be built using concrete forms and a fire pit kit with interlocking pieces.
Boost your backyard and add some pot plants to your patio space to liven it up.
Plan for the future with a landscaping improvement that will mature over time. Mature trees make your home more desirable and shrubs and colorful plants will add curb appeal to any home.
Build planter boxes for your garden and vegetable space.
These can add an effective and classy look to your outside space and potentially add value to your home.
A messy lawn creates a bad first impression.
Overgrown or patchy lawns and out sized bushes will cause your home to stand out in a bad way.Give your lawns and garden a good spruce up and your curb appeal will go from messy to maintained without blowing your budget.
The old adage that you only get one shot at a first impression is true. So make sure your home shines from the moment someone stands in front of it.
Number One Tip - Find inspiration
An alternative to hiring a designer is to search for remodeling and decorating inspiration in magazines, books, TV shows and websites. Keep it simple and always start with a plan.