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5 Home Improvement Projects You Can Do This Weekend

Improving your home doesn't have to mean spending thousands of dollars and having work crews in your house for days. There are lots of things that you can do in the span of a weekend that can help bring outdated parts of your home in line with current trends, and improve your living space from an aesthetic, and financial point of view. Here are 5 things you can do that should help your home look newer, and more modern, this weekend: 1. Pressure wash your siding Renting a pressure washer for a weekend may not sound like the most fun thing to do with your Saturday and Sunday, but it can result in making your house look brand new. If it has been quite a while since the last time your house was pressure washed, it may make sense to take a few hours to do it since it can help stop dirt from accumulating on your home's exterior, and reveal any areas that may need to be repainted. 2. Replace broken blinds with new ones Over time, blinds will get pulled up and down frequently, bent out of shape, and even broken. Changing out older blinds with new ones can give your home a more classy appearance, while at the same time protecting your privacy. Broken or bent blinds may tend to accumulate over time since one small bend is usually not something that will make you run out and purchase a new set of blinds. If it has been several years since you have had new blinds though, it might be time for an upgrade. 3. Repaint a room Repainting is one of the easiest ways to make a room look different without spending a lot of money. Depending on the size of the room, and if you are changing colors, it can take anywhere from a couple hours to a day in order to repaint the room, and another day before it is dry enough to touch. While most people only repaint the walls, it may be worth it to repaint the ceiling as well, especially if you already have drop cloths down for painting the walls. 4. Improve your landscaping Some homeowners love doing landscaping work, while other hate it. Either way, there is almost always going to be something you can do to improve the way it looks. Whether you install a simple flower box on your porch, or lay down brick and mulch for a large landscaped area, most landscaping projects take less than 2 days to complete, and doing the work yourself can save you thousands over having it done professionally. 5. Install a programmable thermostat This is one of the things that you can do that improves your house that may not have aesthetic benefits, but it can save you quite a bit of money on your energy bills, while still keeping your home at a comfortable temperature. Installing a programmable thermostat is relatively simple; the thermostat should come with installation instructions which can be finished within 30 minutes. Even for older style homes with dial thermostats, replacing it with a modern programmable thermostat is straightforward and is one of the few simple improvements you can do to your home that will pay for itself before you sell your house. Nicole loves her beautiful little home that she shares with her husband in Western Australia. She loves researching anything to do with home improvement, from the cheapest upgrades for your home to the best options for Blinds in Perth. (Photo courtesy of MorgueFiles.com)
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5 Home Improvement Projects You Can Do This Weekend

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This article lists 5 simple home improvement projects that can be done in a weekend to really improve and upgrade the home.

Improving your home doesn't have to mean spending thousands of dollars and having work crews in your house for days. There are lots of things that you can do in the span of a weekend that can help bring outdated parts of your home in line with current trends, and improve your living space from an aesthetic, and financial point of view.

Here are 5 things you can do that should help your home look newer, and more modern, this weekend:

1. Pressure wash your siding

Renting a pressure washer for a weekend may not sound like the most fun thing to do with your Saturday and Sunday, but it can result in making your house look brand new. If it has been quite a while since the last time your house was pressure washed, it may make sense to take a few hours to do it since it can help stop dirt from accumulating on your home's exterior, and reveal any areas that may need to be repainted.

2. Replace broken blinds with new ones

Over time, blinds will get pulled up and down frequently, bent out of shape, and even broken. Changing out older blinds with new ones can give your home a more classy appearance, while at the same time protecting your privacy. Broken or bent blinds may tend to accumulate over time since one small bend is usually not something that will make you run out and purchase a new set of blinds. If it has been several years since you have had new blinds though, it might be time for an upgrade.

3. Repaint a room

Repainting is one of the easiest ways to make a room look different without spending a lot of money. Depending on the size of the room, and if you are changing colors, it can take anywhere from a couple hours to a day in order to repaint the room, and another day before it is dry enough to touch. While most people only repaint the walls, it may be worth it to repaint the ceiling as well, especially if you already have drop cloths down for painting the walls.

4. Improve your landscaping

Some homeowners love doing landscaping work, while other hate it. Either way, there is almost always going to be something you can do to improve the way it looks. Whether you install a simple flower box on your porch, or lay down brick and mulch for a large landscaped area, most landscaping projects take less than 2 days to complete, and doing the work yourself can save you thousands over having it done professionally.

5. Install a programmable thermostat

This is one of the things that you can do that improves your house that may not have aesthetic benefits, but it can save you quite a bit of money on your energy bills, while still keeping your home at a comfortable temperature. Installing a programmable thermostat is relatively simple; the thermostat should come with installation instructions which can be finished within 30 minutes. Even for older style homes with dial thermostats, replacing it with a modern programmable thermostat is straightforward and is one of the few simple improvements you can do to your home that will pay for itself before you sell your house.

Nicole loves her beautiful little home that she shares with her husband in Western Australia. She loves researching anything to do with home improvement, from the cheapest upgrades for your home to the best options for Blinds in Perth.

(Photo courtesy of MorgueFiles.com)

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