Six Weekend Home Improvements Tricks to Try This Summer

Written by  //  July 6, 2016  //  Home Improvement  //  Comments Off on Six Weekend Home Improvements Tricks to Try This Summer

Home improvements can become quite an undertaking. Big projects may take more than a couple of days or even weeks, but there are certain tasks can be done around the house that are perfect for a summer weekend. If you are thinking about listing your home, most likely your realtor would likely suggest some of these projects to improve your chances of selling faster, or making more from the sale. If the improvements are for your own enjoyment in your forever home, even better!

Bathroom Mirrors

In most bathrooms, you will find large builder grade mirrors. These hulking beasts take up the whole wall and have no personality. One option to upgrade is to frame the mirror you have. Use molding from your local home improvement store and cut to the correct dimensions. You can even paint the frame to match your desired color scheme. This is also a great option in an older home that doesn’t come with large mirrors, but could use a little extra personality.

Add Character to Walls

While you have the molding out, go ahead and add it to the living areas of your home. Measuring correctly and getting accurate cuts will be the most important part of this project, but the effect will be amazing. Crown molding gives a room elegance and contrast and can be done in just a few hours.

Improve Light Fixtures

Buying all new fixtures may not be in your budget, but if you can obtain spray paint you can get a more updated look. Tape areas you do not wish to paint and spray in a well-ventilated area. Switching from brass to oil rubbed bronze can give light fixtures new life without breaking the bank.

Front Door

When completing home improvement projects, don’t neglect your exterior. Enjoy the warm weather while painting your front door and replacing old hardware. Choose a bold color for personality and when it is dry, add a welcome plaque or summer themed wreath to make your home seem more inviting.

Shelf Life

If you are looking for a way to update your kitchen without breaking out the power tools and paint, contact paper is your best friend. After removing the contents of your cabinets and/or shelves, carefully cut the paper to fit and smooth onto the surface. This preserves your drawers and shelves and can be more easily replaced after a few years.

Ceiling Fan DIY

There is no need to buy a new ceiling fan when you can simply paint it. The options are endless! Try bright, fun colors for a kid room or neutral for a comfortable living room space. Just make sure the paint is dry before turning your fan on again!

Just one weekend gives you plenty of time to improve the look of your home. These tips are great any time of the year, but especially for the warm summer months when you can throw open the windows and enjoy your hard work. Make your work shines by upping the value and then you can set off to find the perfect home in Red Bank, NJ with the sale price, or stay right where you are for more long-lasting home.

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