When you have a free weekend, plan to complete some DIY home projects to improve your house. These 5 projects can be finished in a weekend. They don’t require a lot of time or skills and will update your spaces.

DIY Home Projects for Painting

Interior painting is one of the most popular DIY projects for homeowners. Painting a room will make the walls look newer, cleaner, and brighter.

For best results, prep the walls first by fixing flaws with spackling paste and sanding them. Wipe down the walls so the paint will better adhere to them. Then tape around trim and edges and remove outlet covers and doorknobs. Use a primer first, especially if you are painting a lighter color over a darker one.

Add a Backsplash

A backsplash behind the counter in the kitchen adds style and protects the walls. While a traditional type backsplash with grout requires more time and skill, there are also peel-and-stick tile options that are more user-friendly. Bring home sample tiles so you can decide what design will look best with your countertops, floors, walls, and cabinets.

Re-Caulk the Bathroom

Caulk around the bathtub, sink, and shower prevents water from seeping through the drywall and causing rot, mold, and damage. If the caulk in your bathroom is grimy or peeling, remove and replace it. Peel up all of the existing caulk and apply a new strip with a caulking gun. Then smooth it down and let it dry completely before exposing it to water.

DIY Home Projects for Saving Water

Installing new showerheads can save a half gallon of water per minute, which adds up when taking a shower. Replace each showerhead in your house as a weekend project. Purchase models that have the WaterSense certification showing that they meet the EPA’s guidelines for water efficiency.

Update Cabinet Hardware

If you are already adding a backsplash in your kitchen, why not complete the kitchen makeover with new cabinet hardware? Cabinet and drawer handles are often overlooked, but they have a big impact on the look of the room. Updating cabinet hardware is a simple project that only requires a screwdriver and a drill if you need to first make the pilot holes. Use a template to keep the hardware centered and straight.

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