Updating your home can be intimidating financially and physically. Try some of these weekend project ideas to up your home’s appeal without breaking the bank or your back.
A Fresh Coat Of Paint
Whether you want to freshen your home’s interior, clean up its exterior or add some pizzazz to your decor, new paint is the answer. Experiment with samples or apps that let you test out different paint colors before updating your walls. It’s easy and cheap, so don’t be afraid to try that bold accent-wall you’ve been dreaming of.
For a smaller project, try repainting the baseboards, doors and molding in your house – and be amazed by the result. Spray-paints are also a great tool for updating furniture and small decor items.
Update Your Decor
From adding some plant life and decorations to replacing furniture, you’re just a weekend away from increasing your home’s value. Try hanging new drapes a little higher than the top of your window frame to create the illusion of larger windows. Re-paint an old side-table to make it pop. Don’t be afraid to DIY, but feel free to make your weekend “project” a weekday shopping trip to find new pieces for your home.
Make Your Weekend Project Lit
A huge turn-off (pun intended) to home buyers is a dark house. Not only are lamps a great way to tie a space together, but they can add flattering light to otherwise dim or harshly lit areas of your home like the bathroom. New light fixtures and warm-toned bulbs can also make your home more handsome with just one weekend project.
Install New Hardware
A faucet says a lot about a bathroom or kitchen. Ditch your dated fixtures for updated, sleeker designs to give an instant boost to the space.
You can also update the hardware on drawers, doors and cabinets all throughout your house for a quick face-lift in any space.
Set Up Storage Space
Storage solutions don’t have to be difficult. With one weekend project and some new containers, you can make sure everything in your house has a place, and is in its place.
Add vertical storage with shelves with DIY built-ins, bookshelves or closet and pantry organizers. Get creative with extra dressers, which can be used not just in the bedroom, but as vital storage in living spaces.
Make The Outdoors Great
The first thing anyone sees of a home is its exterior. A mowed lawn and some new plants will do wonders for your yard. Purple-thumbed homeowners can add a flagstone pathway without any mortar, or even try water-conscious landscaping with a rock-garden.
Don’t underestimate a good pressure-washing for your driveway and outer walls, or the effect of a new welcome-mat and house numbers.
Getting the most value out of your home doesn’t have to be a struggle, and OMG Brokers’ real-estate agents are here to help. Want a new weekend project? Check out some great new homes using our Property Search Tool to find a home to make your own.