For the majority of us, it’s going to be a three-day weekend, which means you’ll have some extra time to get stuff done. Our home improvement company has a few project ideas for your Labor Day weekend that are easy enough to do yourself:
Update That Lighting Fixture
If there’s a lighting fixture you’ve been meaning to replace or update, this weekend is the perfect time to do it. Swap out your old dining room chandelier for something more modern, or replace your outdated porch lighting with something soft and inviting. You can even get creative and add some under-cabinet lighting in your kitchen or install some outdoor spotlights to illuminate your home at night.
Try Some New Hardware
Most people don’t realize that by simply changing out the hardware on cabinets, drawers, or doors, you can create an entirely new look. If you want to freshen up your kitchen, bathroom, or any of your interior doors, look for hardware that not only complements the area’s decor, but makes a bold statement.
Repaint a Piece of Furniture
Do you have a table, chair, bookshelf, or another piece of furniture that’s looking a little weathered? Or maybe you’d just like to give it a new look. Either way, you can transform your furniture with a good repainting. Choose a paint color and style that works with your furniture’s material (wood, plastic, metal, etc.), then get to work. You’ll have a brand new piece of furniture before you know it.
Switch to Energy-Efficient Windows
If your windows are drafty, then they’re letting more hot outdoor air inside your home than they should be. In return, you’re likely using your air conditioner more than you have to to keep you home cool. Stop letting your windows cost you money and switch to beautiful, energy-efficient windows from P.J. Fitzpatrick. Our experts can have them installed fast so you can enjoy a cooler home and energy savings as soon as possible.
Add Some Trim
We actually just wrote a great blog about some unique places to consider adding trim in your home. Check it out HERE!
Install a Backsplash
Kitchens tend to look a little more finished when they have a backsplash incorporated in them. And the best part is adding a backsplash isn’t difficult at all. It just takes some planning and some patience. Choose a stone or tile pattern that will add design to the area and don’t be afraid to mix and match complementary colors and patterns. Once you’re done, if you’re on a roll, you can even add a backsplash to your bathroom.
Patch Up Those Holes
Chances are there are some holes in your walls from old picture frames, artwork, curtain rods, and more. Grab a container of sparkle and the right color paint and get to work – they’re easier to fill than you think.
Add a Small Patio
Though a little more on the ambitious side, it’s completely possible to install a small backyard patio in a weekend. Sketch out the patio’s size and shape, then decide whether you want to use pavers, concrete, or pebbles. After that, dig up the area, level it out, and lay your patio. You’ll have a beautiful little outdoor area in no time!