Home improvement can be one of the most expensive purchases in life, especially if it involves a renovation project. But there are simple ways for any homeowner to spruce up their home without breaking the bank. So here we are going to show you five things you could do on a weekend that will make your home look better and save you money at the same time. These fun projects take a few hours out of your weekend and will all be done with basic tools and household items.
1. Organize Your Bookshelves and Closet
Every closet needs to be cleaned out once in a while; whether it’s clothes or shoes, the items pile up. So when cleaning out your closet, try to separate the stuff into categories like “wearing,” “laundry,” or “donate.” This way, you’ll have less clutter to work with, and it will also help you organize your clothing easier.
Bookshelf organization is something that many people struggle with. But if you want to keep your books organized, you need to start by labeling each shelf with post-it notes; this way, you can easily see which book goes where. Next, you should get some bookholders and put them on the shelves. After that, add another layer using rubber bands to hold your books together by subject.
2. Repair Broken Items
If you notice anything broken in your house, now is the best time to fix them before they worsen. Some people don’t want to spend money fixing something because they think it’s not an emergency; small repairs can add up over time and cost more than a full-sized repair.
Replace broken doors in general, and you should always choose pivot doors instead of a regular old swinging door. This is because pivots are typically made of steel or solid wood, while swingers usually consist of hollow metal tubing. This means that they will last longer and require fewer repairs.
When you notice something wrong, take a few minutes to figure out what’s wrong and how much it would cost to fix it. Then compare that amount to your budget and decide accordingly. You might not realize how many little things go unnoticed until you start looking closer.
3. Fix Leaky Faucets
Leaks happen throughout the year, but sometimes they’re very hard to spot. So when you notice dripping water from faucets, bathroom sinks, showers, etc., it is advisable to go check it out.
If you see a water leak, you should shut off the valve by turning the wrench clockwise until it stops leaking. Then turn the wrench counterclockwise to open the valve back up again. after that, you should use a plunger to fill up any holes in the pipe. Finally, call your plumber to inspect the problem.
4. Paint a Room
Another great way to improve the appearance of your home is to paint a room. However, it doesn’t necessarily mean you need to hire someone to do it for you. You can easily do it yourself using interior paint (any color) and brushes.
If you lack experience, painting a room isn’t as difficult. Plus, you can change the whole atmosphere of your home in just a day. The best part about painting a room is that it doesn’t cost much, especially if you have the paint already.
5. Add Flowers to an Empty Corner In Your Home
Living rooms are meant to be relaxing spaces where you hang out with friends and family, but empty corners tend to feel cold and lonely. Adding flowers to an empty corner in your house can brighten up these areas and bring a smile to your face every day.
You can buy a bouquet from your local florist or grow some in your backyard. No matter which option you choose, having beautiful greenery around you makes our homes seem cozier and warmer.
These are just five tips that everyone can follow, but there are countless other ways to decorate your home without spending too much money. Most importantly, remember to enjoy your home and make sure you do something enjoyable every day; you can spice up your home on weekends, and your home will never look boring again!