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10 easy home improvement ideas you can do this weekend

Johannes van Graan Johannes van Graan
Mr & Mrs G, Hurley by Raycross Interiors Classic
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Want to treat your home to a new look, yet don’t have the budget or time for a full renovation? That’s the beauty of these 10 tips, which can help you bestow some new style onto your house (both inside and outside) for a fraction of the cost.

The best part is that these home improvement ideas can be completed in less than a weekend! You could even invite over a friend or two to lend a hand and make a social event out of it.

Just keep in mind that when it comes to home improvement jobs, we always recommend obtaining the assistance of a professional to ensure top-notch results and keep everyone safe, especially when it comes to dangerous elements such as electricity and plumbing.

So, let’s get to it!


1. Splash a fresh coat of paint on a wall

SUBTLE DAISIES Modern Living Room by Pixers Modern
Pixers

SUBTLE DAISIES

Pixers

Few DIY projects are as quick, easy, or effective as a newly painted wall. But why stop at changing that white wall into beige, for instance? Why not go all out with a forest green, or sunshine yellow, or any of the other eye-catching colours? Or get creative with your artistic side and opt for a mural? Or try giving your ceiling a bold look? 

2. Refresh your bathroom

Tiny little details all over your bathroom can breathe some stylish new life into it. We’re talking a new shower curtain (or replacing said curtain with a glass door), new textiles, changing the mirror, or a brand-new vanity. 

3. Swap outdated lighting fixtures

Artu Glass Designer Lamp Luxury Chandeliers 10 Armed Glass Lamp Shades Brass Lighting Inspiration Classic style dining room by Luxury Chandelier Classic Copper/Bronze/Brass
Luxury Chandelier

Artu Glass Designer Lamp Luxury Chandeliers 10 Armed Glass Lamp Shades Brass Lighting Inspiration

Luxury Chandelier

It’s amazing what a difference lighting can make to a room. Have you ever thought about replacing those frosted glass pendants in the dining room with a contemporary chandelier? 

Just remember to get an Electrician in if any rewiring is needed – safety first! 

4. Bring the outside indoors

Koster Coffee Table Modern Living Room by IQ Furniture Modern Wood Wood effect
IQ Furniture

Koster Coffee Table

IQ Furniture

Mother Nature is always welcome inside, as her colourful flowers and lush plants can add a dose of happiness and vitality to any space. Just read up a bit on which plants are indoor friendly, as in happy with low light etc. 

5. Up your storage / display potential with new shelving

The Bath Larkhall Kitchen Industrial style kitchen by deVOL Kitchens Industrial
deVOL Kitchens

The Bath Larkhall Kitchen

deVOL Kitchens

Whether it’s for kitchen cookware or travel keepsakes, a floating shelf or two can help add some character to your home. 

6. Create a pet-friendly spot

Your pets deserve to be just as happy and comfortable as you. And thanks to the fact that pet décor has come a long way, it’s quite easy these days to find pieces that are fun for your furry friends and stylish for your interiors. 

Think about building pet teepees, on-the-wall jungle gyms for the cats, fancy water fountains, etc. 

7. Freshen up tile and grout

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The London Tile Co.

Shelea Sand Wall Tiles

The London Tile Co.

Getting your bathroom / kitchen tile and grout to look brand new can already spice up the whole room. And no professional assistance is required here! Just go get yourself a tub-and-tile refinishing kit and follow the directions. 

8. Switch up cabinet hardware

Mr & Mrs G, Kitchens - Maidenhead by Raycross Interiors Classic
Raycross Interiors

Mr & Mrs G, Kitchens—Maidenhead

Raycross Interiors

While you’re busy in the bathroom / kitchen, see if those cabinets can do with some updated hardware. It’s so much cheaper than buying new cabinets. 

Simply measure the length between the drill holes of your current hardware so that you know which size to get. Then go and choose a style that can up the look of your kitchen / bathroom cabinets. 


9. Kick up your kerb appeal

Don’t subject your neighbours and passersby to an ugly outdoor façade. Paint that front door, sweep the driveway, plant some new flowers, mow the lawn, update your house numbers and mailbox, replace that old doormat… so many ideas!


10. Get out the pressure washer

Landmark Home On Elevated Coastal Site With Panoramic Views Classic style houses by Des Ewing Residential Architects Classic
Des Ewing Residential Architects

Landmark Home On Elevated Coastal Site With Panoramic Views

Des Ewing Residential Architects

The effect that a pressure washer can have on a house is incredible. Rent one from a hardware store (if you don’t own one yourself), and power wash your house’s exterior, the driveway and walkway to get rid of all the mud, dirt, and mould that have accumulated over the years. 

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