We’ve all been there. It’s finally the weekend, but you can’t seem to find anything fun to do. Whether you’re pressed for time, out of ideas, or low on cash flow, it can often be hard to find fun weekend projects that still make you feel productive. Luckily, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite home improvement projects that are all under $25 and can be completed in just a weekend.
Affordable Weekend Home Improvement Projects
Are you ready to get your DIY on? Here are just a few fun and affordable home improvement projects that you can tackle this weekend:
- Replace your window treatments.
Window treatments allow you to add a splash of color or unique pattern to your kitchen. However, these are often exposed to things like cooking liquids or sink splashes, which means that they get dirty pretty quickly. If your window treatment needs a makeover, purchase some inexpensive fabric at your local craft store and create a new window treatment.
- Spice up your bookcases.
You can freshen up your bookcases by adding a patterned fabric or contact paper to the bookcase’s backdrop. This is an affordable way to add some color and texture to a piece that often goes un-noticed in your living room or bedroom. For best results, measure the piece’s back panels first and then cut your material to fit the dimensions before applying.
- Add a fresh coat of paint.
A fresh coat of paint can really work wonders in any room of your house. However, it’s also a great way to breathe new life into old furniture pieces. Be sure to remove any dirt before you begin. Sand any areas that are not currently smooth and wipe the dust way before you apply primer and paint.
- Patch the gaps and cracks in your walkway.
Though this may not be the most glamorous of home improvement projects, fixing the cracks and gaps in your walkway or sidewalks leading up to your home can help you create a safer space for you and your family. Not to mention, it will look much nicer in the end. Use patching compound that’s made for cement to patch the cracks, and add a fresh coat of paint if necessary.
- Create drawer and cabinet dividers.
Adding simple, DIY dividers to your drawers and cabinets can save you a whole lot of hassle in the kitchen. Not to mention, it makes your cabinets and drawers much easier to look at. You can create these dividers by securing a wire rack inside the drawer or cabinet. Then, organize your cookie sheets, baking tips, cooling racks, and other tools for a neat and hassle-free cabinet or drawer space.
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