Saturday - Oct 21, 2017

Budget Friendly Weekend Projects


If you have some free time on your hands during the weekend, you might as well use it productively. Any small improvements around the house won’t cost you a lot but they will definitely make a difference to your house décor.

Any small DIY project is a great way to save money and learn some handy new tricks. Choose tasks that don’t require heavy machines and can be finished within two days. Prepare a quick checklist and start your day actively.

New Look Kitchen Cabinets

Focus on this project if you want to make yourself popular at home. You might not spend a lot of time in the kitchen but any breakfast or lunch with the family will be more pleasant in the space that has a fresh touch.

If you’re tired of white colours and plain looks, it’s time to make a few changes. Painting the cabinets might be the easiest way to transform a boring interior into a modern style. Put your working uniform on, grab a pair of safety gloves and start the project.

Check the condition of the furniture, pick the best new colour that fits your surrounding design and remove any dirt/dust from the surface.

Paint the cabinets and add another coating if the colour doesn’t cover the entire surface. If you prefer the vintage look, gently sandpaper the cabinets and decrease the intensity of the colour.

Install a Cool Stair Runner

Stairs can be slippery and dangerous if you have to run up and down every day. In order to cut the costs and make your staircase safe you can install a runner.

As a first step buy a piece of inexpensive fabric or use a big, old carpet. Measure the stairs, trim the edges and make sure that the material has correct dimensions. Remember to leave some offset from the edge of the stair tread.

Start the installation form the top of the staircase and secure every part of the fabric with a staple gun. As a final touch, position stair rods where the tread meets the riser and screw them into place. Tighten the screws and adjust the carpet properly underneath the stair tread.

Maintain the Backyard

If you want to spend some quality time in the garden and enjoy BBQs with friends, clean and declutter your backyard. A simple maintenance can completely revitalise the look of your garden. Start with mowing the lawn and gathering the cut grass in one place.

Rake and remove any rubbish and tree branches from the bushes. Place everything into plastic bags and leave them by the front door.

Clean the deck and make sure that the garden furniture set is in good condition. You can even buy a patio umbrella to have some shade during sunny days. Maintain your backyard regularly and you won’t have to spend more than a few minutes to keep it well-organised.

There is always something around the house that can be fixed. If you don’t have a big budget, remember that there are plenty of free videos and Pinterest projects that can solve this problem. Remodelling doesn’t have to necessarily hurt your wallet, it just has to be effective.