If you have a weekend coming up with no plans, take the opportunity to refresh your home by completing some easy home projects. You don’t need to be an experienced DIY-er to make your home look better. Here are some projects that are so quick and simple, you can even tackle more than one in a weekend.

Easy Home Projects: Repaint the Front Door

You may be surprised to learn that repainting the front door offers a large return on investment (ROI). Years of wear and tear makes a front door look dingy, scratched, and dull. A bold color for the front door gives the house a strong focal point, which boosts its curb appeal. Choose a striking color to paint your front door, considering the other colors and the style of your home. This project will take you less than a day.

Add a Backsplash

If you want to add a backsplash in your kitchen or bathroom, you can choose how difficult of a project you want to take on. There are a lot of options for materials, from glass and ceramic tiles to peel-and-stick panels. The peel-and-stick route is an easy home project while tiling with grout is more involved.

Either way, you will end up with an attractive accent to your walls. Backsplash also protects the walls from splattered grease, water, and toothpaste, and is easy to wipe clean.

Easy Home Projects: Refinish the Kitchen Cabinets

Your kitchen cabinets may look tired, but you simply don’t have it in your budget to replace them. Refinishing kitchen cabinets will make them look completely different. Refinishing cabinets includes sanding them down and then staining or painting them. Complete the project by installing new hardware on your refinished cabinets.

Launder Window Treatments

You likely launder the throw blankets and towels around your home often, but window treatments are often neglected. Drapes and curtains harbor dust, so it is important for your indoor air quality to wash these fabrics. This is one of the simplest easy home projects.

Remove the drapes and curtains around the home and follow the instructions on the care tag. Depending on the instructions, you may be able to run them all in one load of laundry if they require the same setting on the washing machine. To wash blinds, remove them from the windows and wash them with your air vent covers, which we’ll discuss next.

Wash Air Vent Covers

The covers over the air vents around your home collect dust and debris over time. Like washing window treatments, cleaning these covers helps your air quality.

Go through the home and remove the covers with a screwdriver. Fill the bathtub up with warm water and some gentle dish soap and let the vent covers soak. If you’re also cleaning window blinds, add them to the tub of soapy water, too. After soaking for 20 minutes, the dust and grime should be gone. Wipe the vents and blinds down, rinse well, and put them back where they belong.

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