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5 Weekend Projects All Under $25

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:

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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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6 Ways to Conserve Water in Your Riverside Home

Did you know that conserving water at home helps prevent water pollution in local rivers, lakes and watersheds? Not only is water conservation a great way to do your part to save the environment, but it can also be a great way to save money on your monthly utility bills. In this post, we’ll talk more about why water conservation is important and offer you tips for using less water in your Riverside home.

Why Conserve Water?

There are many reasons why homeowners should do their part to conserve water at home.  However, conserving water in your Riverside home can prolong the life of your septic system as it reduces the amount of soil saturation and pollution from leakage.  Relying too much on community sewer systems can encourage untreated sewage to flow to lakes and rivers, which is devastating to the environment. Reducing the amount of water flowing through these systems reduces pollution.

If you’re ready to start conserving more water in your home, check out our 6 smart tips for saving water in your home:

Conserving Water Riverside Home

Got Leaks? Call Us Today!

Another smart tip for reducing water waste in your home is to make sure there are no leaky faucets in your home. If you’re noticing an annoyingly persistent drip, then it’s time to call a plumber. Give the trusted experts at $25 Plumbing a call. Our family owned and operated business is here to help you with all your plumbing needs. Call today: (909) 980-4109