As homeowners, who doesn’t love the idea of improving our living spaces, especially when you can do it for under a couple hundred dollars? The great news is that there are several do-it-yourself weekend projects that can quickly transform your home in a weekend, and all without draining your wallet. Whether you live in a townhouse in Washington DC, or a cabin in Lexington, KY, we’ll explore nine affordable weekend home projects that you can complete quickly, and all for under $200.
1. Create a statement wall with wallpaper
Wallpaper is an excellent way to add personality and style to any room. Opt for a bold pattern or unique texture to create a statement wall in your living room, bedroom, or home office that’s sure to impress. Many home improvement stores offer affordable wallpaper options that are easy to apply, and you can quickly cover a standard-sized wall for under $100. The transformation will be immediate and remarkable, giving your space a unique touch that reflects your personal style.
2. Install energy-efficient LED lighting
Upgrade your lighting fixtures with energy-efficient LED bulbs. LED bulbs consume less electricity and last longer than traditional incandescent bulbs and come in various color temperatures, allowing you to customize the ambiance of your home. With LED bulbs priced between $3 and $10 each, you can easily change the feel of your entire home for under $100.
3. Enhance your bathroom with new fixtures
Give your bathroom a mini-makeover by replacing outdated fixtures such as faucets, showerheads, and towel racks. New fixtures can instantly update the look and feel of your bathroom from dated to luxury. Look for stylish and affordable options at home improvement stores or online retailers. With a budget of $200, you can find quality fixtures in many different finishes that will add a t
4. Create an outdoor oasis with potted plants
Transform your outdoor space, or at least a part of it, into a serene oasis by adding potted plants and flowers. Choose among a variety of plant species that suit your climate and personal preferences in shape, size, and color. Colorful blooms and foliage can create visual interest and instantly enhance your curb appeal. With a budget of $200, you can easily shop for plants at local nurseries or take advantage of online deals and discounts and curate a beautiful collection of potted plants that will bring life and vibrancy to your outdoor area. This could be the perfect weekend project to complete this summer.
5. Refresh your walls with paint
One of the most cost-effective ways to refresh your home’s interior is by painting the walls. A fresh coat of paint can instantly revive a room and create a new and inviting atmosphere. Choose a color that complements your existing furniture and décor. A gallon of paint typically costs between $30 and $60, and with proper preparation and a steady hand, you can achieve professional-looking results. Here are some popular colors this year to “swatch” out for.
6. Create a gallery wall
Convert a plain wall into a captivating focal point by creating a gallery wall, which is a compilation of your favorite photographs, artwork, or prints arranged on a wall in a visually appealing way. Experiment with different frame styles and sizes to add depth and then add visual interest by placing your pieces on the wall in a way that allows your eyes to flow from one piece to the next. It may take some extra effort to get it just right, but you’ll be glad you spent the extra time. With affordable frames and prints available online or at local stores, you can create a stunning gallery wall within your budget.
7. Install a smart thermostat
Upgrade your home’s heating and cooling system with a smart thermostat. These devices not only provide convenience but also help you save energy and reduce utility costs. Many smart thermostats are priced under $200, thought they can certainly go up from there, and offer features such as programmable schedules, remote control via smartphone apps, and energy usage insights. This may not necessarily change the look of you home by much, but it will have a big impact on keeping your home at a comfortable temperature every day.
8. Build a vertical herb garden
Utilize your outdoor space or even a sunny corner indoors to create a vertical herb garden. Build a simple wooden frame or repurpose a hanging shoe organizer to hold small pots or planters. Choose herbs like basil, mint, parsley, or rosemary that you frequently use in cooking. Not only will this DIY project provide fresh herbs for your culinary endeavors, but it will also add a touch of greenery to your home.
Embarking on DIY weekend projects allows you to unleash your creativity and make meaningful improvements to your living spaces that better reflects your personality and interests. The nine household DIY projects discussed above offer practical and budget-friendly solutions to upgrade your home, but there are so many more worth exploring. So, grab your toolkit, unleash your inner DIY enthusiast, and start transforming your home today.