One weekend is all you need to finish these home improvement projects
Sometimes, all you need is a day or two to complete a home improvement project that has been on your list for months. Here are 52 DIY home projects throughout the house, yard, and even garage that require only an hour or two, an afternoon, or a full weekend to complete. The cost of these projects will vary based on different factors—and some don’t require a penny.
Start From the Top: The Attic
Sometimes, we forget about the attic since it’s not a room we often use. Spending some time up there can make our time below more comfortable.
Insulate your attic
Clear out and organize your attic
Continue Home Projects in General Living Spaces
Many of these ideas can apply from the living room to a kitchen or bedroom. Consider these home improvement projects as part of a checklist for rooms throughout the house or outdoors.
Add shelving to maximize vertical space.
Caulk windows and door frames
Replace or fix broken windows and door hinges
Give your furniture an update
Wash your windows
Replace hardwood or carpet flooring
Replace broken or chipped tiles
Frame and hang your artwork
Hang your television screen
Add crown molding
Check (and replace, if necessary) batteries in fire and carbon monoxide detectors
Check that your fire extinguishers are accessible and function properly
Clean and clear vents
Build a home gym
Sew decorative pillows or window treatments
Replace window treatments
Update any faux flowers or introduce new live plants into your home
Go through books and donate any you no longer want or plan to read
Replace or upgrade the light bulbs throughout the house
Replace drywall or fix holes in walls
Replace a door
Don’t Forget Those Garden Projects
Many of us are spending more time than ever outdoors. Here are 11 projects and ideas to help make your outdoor time more enjoyable.
Re-sod your lawn
Install a smart sprinkler system
Install a drip irrigation system
Use spray paint or stain to refresh outdoor furniture
Build an outdoor fire pit
Build a wood bench
Build an outdoor picnic table
Build a compost bin
Add landscape lighting
Build raised garden beds
Kitchens and Bathrooms Don’t Need a Remodel to Look New
You don’t always need to remodel a kitchen or bathroom to make it feel like an upgrade. Here are more than a half-dozen weekend DIY projects to add to almost another dozen kitchen DIY projects you can complete over a weekend.
Replace your kitchen backsplash
Clean out your refrigerator
Clear out and organize your pantry
Clear out and organize your junk drawer and kitchen cabinets
Throw out old medicine from the medicine cabinet
Install a new toilet
Update Your Bedroom and Closet Spaces
The rooms meant to be our refuge sometimes look like a war zone with clothes all over the place and things that need to be mended and forgotten. Take a day or two to take stock of what’s in your bedroom and closets. Your clothes and mental space will thank you.
Go through your bedroom closet and donate and upcycle old clothes
Go through your jewelry box and arrange to fix broken jewelry
Give the Garage Some Love and Attention
Whether you have an attached or detached garage, it seems to be the spare room that becomes unintentional storage or a mishmash of things we throw there because we don’t know where else to put them. Put on some music and go to town, giving your garage some much-needed love and attention.
Clear out and organize your garage