30 home improvement projects you can tackle in a weekend (part 1)

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30 home improvement projects you can tackle in a weekend (part 1)

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If you take a stroll around your home, you'll probably stumble upon a huge number of little projects that you keep meaning to find the time for, but never quite do. We're here today to tell you that if they can be done in a weekend, it's time to tackle them! 

Ask any interior designer and they'll tell you that small upgrades and changes are what keeps a home looking energised and fresh, so it's time to take your kitchen to task, go wild on your walls and bling up your bathroom! Come back tomorrow to see part two of this guide, but in the meantime, let's ease you in with 15 projects that you can start and finish this weekend!

1. Swap out your factory-fitted hardware, such as cabinet handles in your kitchen, to get a far more bespoke and expensive look.

2. Add beadboard to kitchen edges to get a wood clad look, without the hassle! It's shaker styling on a budget!

Painted Shaker kitchen by Harvey Jones:  Kitchen by Harvey Jones Kitchens,
Harvey Jones Kitchens

Painted Shaker kitchen by Harvey Jones

Harvey Jones Kitchens

3. Invest in a piece of statement entrance hall storage furniture. You'll be shocked at how useful it will be and how striking!

4. Paint your front door a new colour to up the welcoming factor and set your home apart from the neighbours.

La Falaise:  Houses by CCD Architects,
CCD Architects

La Falaise

CCD Architects

5. Get creative with a desk by drilling holes in the back of a drawer and pulling through charging cables that can be kept out of sight!

AB Desk:  Study/office by AFID Design,

6. Get some extra task lighting mounted above your dining table to create a beautiful and warm ambience while you eat.

Rear Extension:  Dining room by Oakman,

Rear Extension


7. Splurge on some new statement taps for your bathroom. They'll make the whole room feel brand new.

8. Craft a simple patio area in your garden by laying some paving slabs. A clean and unfussy finish is so easy to get right!

 Terrace by homify

Rear Garden


9. Add mouldings to your wall to get that heritage meets contemporary chic look absolutely dialled-in! You can even just use adhesive, so no joinery skills needed!

10. Add funky paint or wallpaper to just one wall and you'll see a whole room burst into life! And yes, you CAN get bathroom wallpaper!

Waves:  Bathroom by Pixers,



11. Paint your ceilings! This is a huge trend right now, so try to be a little bold. You wouldn't believe how amazing dark colours can look overhead.

12. If you have standard-sized windows, have a think about swapping them for energy efficient versions. Don't worry, it's not as complicated as you think!

Laundry Cottage, Glen Dye, Banchory, Aberdeenshire:  Windows & doors  by Roundhouse Architecture Ltd,
Roundhouse Architecture Ltd

Laundry Cottage, Glen Dye, Banchory, Aberdeenshire

Roundhouse Architecture Ltd

13. Install a self-contained burner in your fireplace, to make it the whole area more useful and contribute to lower heating costs!

14. Keep your upgrades simple and quick by adding some easy-to-build bookshelves to your home! You could even paint them up on another weekend.

15. Fill, sand and paint any holes that are noticeable in your walls and they'll look good as new. We all have them, from hanging pictures in the wrong place!

Bloominville Storage Unit:  Living room by House Envy,
House Envy

Bloominville Storage Unit

House Envy

Don't forget to comeback tomorrow for part two, but in the meantime, check out this DIY Ideabook: 14 simple crafting projects that will impress your guests.

Are you going to get to grips with any of these project ideas?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd,

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