4 weekend home improvement projects

Ginger Dean

July 28, 2015

By: Ginger Dean, Home Finance Specialist

In: Landscaping and PoolsGeneral RemodelingPaintingInterior Home Improvement

Summertime brings warm weather, sunshine, and an opportunity for home improvement projects.

DIY tasks don't always have to translate into a major overhaul of your home; there are several home improvement projects that can be done over the weekend. If you want to make some small upgrades to your home, consider these quick projects that won't take up too much of your time or money.

Design your landscape

Working on your landscape is a great opportunity to take advantage of the sunshine, work on your tan, and add value to your home at the same time. If you want to plant flowers, shrubs, and bushes this year start with your front yard.

Your front yard is the first thing people see when they pull up to your house and a nice view adds value to your home in the form of curb appeal. It also helps make a good first impression. Consider adding bushes for some visual interest and flowers for color.

Plant a vegetable garden

If you want save money on groceries you can absolutely start a vegetable garden over the weekend. It doesn't cost much more than the price of the seeds. According to Earth Easy the most cost efficient vegetables to grow are tomatoes, lettuce, and bell peppers.

Growing your own vegetables is healthier than buying them in a grocery store because no chemicals are used for preservation during transportation. Growing your own vegetables is also a great way to save money on produce. Nothing tastes better than a home cooked meal made with fresh home-grown ingredients.

Organize your closet

If you've been meaning to get your wardrobe in order there's no better time than the present to do so. A few shelves, boxes, and shoe racks are all you need to make the most of your space this summer. If you are going through your stuff and haven't worn a piece of clothing in the last six months, then get rid of it.

Items in good condition can be donated to local charities, other items can be recycled, and just throw out the rest. With less stuff in your closet, the space will be organized in no time.

Add a fresh coat of paint

Sometimes all a room needs is a little color to spruce it up. Summer is the perfect time to paint because you can open the windows to let the fresh air in and the fumes out.

No one says you have to paint a room all one color, either. Having a statement wall or adding patterns can really help a room pop when it comes to design. The DIY Network has great ideas on how to paint and design a room based on your individual budget, skill level, and timeline.

Pick a project, roll up your sleeves and get started. These home improvements are not only fun but they save you more money when you do it yourself.


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