You don’t have to spend a lot of time or money making your home a nicer place to live. Most people find that they can finish these four home projects in one weekend. In many cases, it takes just a few hours to improve your home.
Paint One or More Rooms
Painting is one of the easiest things you can do to freshen an old room. After a few hours of work, you’ll feel like you have a new place to live.
Although painting a room only requires a few hours of activity, you will spend most of the weekend finishing the project because paint needs time to dry. If you use a latex paint, you can expect your first layer to dry in about four hours. An oil-based paint will take about eight hours.
Don’t try to cut corners by adding a second layer before the first one has dried. Give the wall an opportunity to dry so you get an even coat that will make your home more attractive.
Seal Your HVAC Ducts
Heating and cooling probably account for more than half of your home’s energy use. Taking some time this weekend to seal your HVAC ducts can lower the amount of money that you spend on utilities. It will also eliminate hot and cold spots in your home, so you’ll have a more comfortable place to live.
Aeroseal is the best way to fix leaks in your home’s ducts. The process uses an aerosol mist that fills every hole and gap in your ductwork. It only takes a short amount of time to plug every leak. In return, you get to save money throughout the year.
Plant a Garden
Planting a garden gives you several advantages. By choosing the right plants, you can beautify your landscape, grow your own food, and get exercise that helps you stay healthy.
While the plants in a garden will grow for months or years, it only takes a few hours to get your garden started.
Raised beds have become a popular option for home gardeners because they look attractive, prevent weeds, and use space more efficiently. You don’t have to use a raised bed, but it’s recommended. Once you add a bed, you just fill it with high-quality dirt, plant your transplants, and cover the ground with mulch. An ambitious gardener can finish the job before the weekend ends.
Install Floating Shelves
Floating shelves give you extra storage and display space without taking up room on the floor. This feature makes them useful for people who live in small homes or apartments. If you buy a floating shelves set from your local hardware store, you will only need a drill and level to finish the project. Depending on how handy you are, you could add shelves to your wall within a few hours.
Set aside a little time this weekend for a quick project that will improve your home instantly. Whether you want to increase your home’s value or just make it more attractive, these projects will do the trick.