Budget-Friendly Home Improvement Projects for the Weekend Warrior

Weekends are perfect for home improvement. You don’t need to spend a fortune. Here are some budget-friendly projects you can finish in a weekend.

Freshen Up with Paint

Painting is an easy way to change a room. A new coat of paint can make any space look fresh. Choose a bold color for an accent wall or a neutral for a classic look.

My friend Lisa painted her living room bright yellow. She calls it her “happy room.” It took her a weekend and cost less than $100. Not bad!

Update Your Hardware

Changing cabinet and door hardware is quick and cheap. Swap out old handles and knobs for new ones. It can give your kitchen or bathroom a fresh look.

Sarah, a reader from our blog, replaced all her kitchen cabinet handles. She found stylish ones on sale and finished her project in just a few hours.

Install a Backsplash

home improvement new backsplash

A new backsplash can make your kitchen pop. Peel-and-stick options are budget-friendly and easy to install. No grout or special tools needed.

Lots of DIY homeowners these days use subway tile peel-and-stick backsplash in his kitchen. It’ll look fantastic (trust me!) and cost under $50.

Create an Accent Wall

Accent walls add character. Use paint, wallpaper, or reclaimed wood. It’s a great way to highlight a space without spending much.

You can make an accent wall in your bedroom using reclaimed wood panels. Now that’s one way to make a really cool focal point in your room!

Update Light Fixtures

New light fixtures change a room’s feel. Swap out old fixtures for modern ones. You can find stylish options at good prices.

You can easily update your dining room light fixture with a sleek chandelier. It’ll take only a couple of hours and make a huge difference.

Add Shelving

Adding shelves increases storage and display space. Floating shelves are easy to install and affordable

I’ve always loved the ideas of adding floating shelves in a living area. They hold her favorite books and plants, adding both storage and style.

Refinish Furniture

Give old furniture new life with paint or stain. It’s a cost-effective way to update your decor.

I once found an old dresser at a garage sale. I got the whole family involved and sanded it and painted it navy blue. It’s been a statement piece in my daughter’s bedroom.

Install a Ceiling Fan

new ceiling fan installed

Ceiling fans make rooms more comfortable and save energy. They are easy to install and come in various styles.

My dad finally installed a ceiling fan in his bedroom. It goes with saying it now keeps the room cool in summer and circulates warm air in winter.

Upgrade Your Entryway

Your entryway sets the tone for your home. Add a bench, some hooks, and a few decorations to make it welcoming.

You can quickly add a bench and some hooks to your entryway. It’s one of the best ways to make your home entrance functional and inviting.

Safety First

Don’t forget about safety. Wear appropriate gear and take precautions. For high-up projects, use proper fall protection. A horizontal lifeline system ensures safety when working at heights.

Home improvement doesn’t need to be expensive. These budget-friendly projects are perfect for weekends.

With a little effort, you can make your home look and feel great. Grab your tools and get started! Your home will thank you.

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