Home improvement might seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve compiled a list of 101 easy home improvement tips you can use for your weekend DIY projects.
Painting a room might take a bit more time than some of these other tips, but it’s one of the best ways to make an old room new!
Make Your tables mobile by adding wheels to them.
Add Some New Faucets
New faucets add functionality and beauty to bathrooms and kitchens.
Shades And Blinds
Add some shades and blinds to dress-up your windows.
Encourage The Kids To Help
Get some wall stickers and stencils to allow your kids to decorate their own rooms. This is one of the home improvement tips that require little supervision.
Add a shelf to your doorway for storage and style.
Old mattresses lead to back problems. Buy a new one and sleep better!
Add some Under-cabinet lights so you can cook in the dark.
Utilize Closet Space
Turn your closet into a home office area.
String The Lights
Add some stringed lights to your bathroom or bedroom to set the mood.
Add Some Wallpaper
Give your room a unique look by cutting some wallpaper and adding it to a section of the wall.
Get A New Headboard
Your bed is the centerpiece of your bedroom. Add a new cover to give the room a new look.
Build A New One
If you want to get a bit more DIY with it, you can build your own headboard with some unique materials.
Unclutter Your Bathroom Sink
Add some wall mounts to the bathroom to store your soap and toothbrush.
Add A Floor Nook For Your Dog
Take the door off of an unused cabinet and use it as a place for your dog to sleep.
Perches For Cats
Cats love being elevated. Use some simple perches to let your cats become king of the room.
Craft Your Trash
Dress-up your trash bin with newly crafted designs.
Bring your rooms together by adding uniformity to them.
Add Some Wall Mounts
You can use wall mounts for all kinds of things: hanging towels, hats, coats, etc. They’re easy to install as well.
Add a canopy to the backyard for summer fun.
Transition a small window into a stained glass window. This is one of the home improvement tips that won’t take too long.
Improve Your Front Door
The front door is the first impression of the house. Give it a new paint job, or just add a wreath or some flowers to improve the look.
Organize Your Bookshelf
Add some simple cubbies to your bookshelf for more aesthetic appeal and organization.
Connect Your Rooms
Add a pass-through so your rooms feel more connected.
Create Your Old Art
Use old cutlery, plates, or other junk to create modern art you can hang on the wall.
Dig a fire pit or purchase one for a relatively low price.
Plant Some Flowers
Add some character to your walkway through flowers or shrubbery.
Revitalize Your Fireplace
Add some new paint or a new floor to an old fireplace.
Don't Forget The Ceiling
A ceiling can bring a room together. Paint the ceiling to create a new look for your room.
Install Energy-Saving Windows
These windows keep you cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
Crown molding can really tie a room together. This will be a day’s project, but no longer than that.
Keep A Clean Kitchen Sink
Soap dispensers are easy to install and look better than a dirty bottle.
Make A New Mailbox
Create a homemade mounted mailbox next to your door.
Turn your bookshelves into more storage if you don’t read very much.
Add Gloss To An Old Frame
Spice-up an old picture or mirror frame by adding gloss to it.
Add a window seat to a small unused corner of the room.
Keep your small or slightly-used appliances tucked away with pop-out shelves.
Cover To Fireplace
Add a screen or other cover to your fireplace. A cover will help with isolation in extreme temperatures.
Organize your drawers by adding some crafted separators.
The same goes for silverware. Dress up your table with new cutlery.
Patch old holes in the wall that held TVs or paintings.
Add a pullout mirror or other simple accessories to your bathroom.
Buy A Doormat
Welcome people to your home with a fancy new doormat.
Add a table next to your tub to store a book or some wine.
Install a light fixture that will help you read before bed
Spice-up your linen closet with a set of new linens.
Make Sure No One Misses the House
Add some solar-powered lights to the outside of your house so friends can find you in the dark.
Switch Your Switches
Install some new light switches to fit the room better
Do your part by plant a tree or two and watching them grow.
Change The Locks
Switch your boring old locks for some new, interesting ones with different designs.
You don’t need to keep all of your plants outside. Plant some in your house!
Add A Medicine Cabinet
Purchase or craft a medicine cabinet for the bathroom.
Add Some Numbers
Buy some house numbers and add them to your door and mailbox.
Start Working On A Patio
Creating a patio will take a couple of days, but it’s a project you can easily complete without a professional.
Darken Your Brass
Use brass darkening solution to keep those brass knobs looking fresh.
Clean Your Door Hardware
Clean the paint off of the hardware on your door.
Add a brick walkway - or even a brick border to your existing walkway.
Carped On The Stairs
Add or change the carpet on your stairs, bringing it into a new era.
Carpet tiles look good and are easy to install, clean, and replace
Utilize Folding Screens
Adding a folding screen to the corner of your room makes it look bigger.
Flower Box Your Windows
Add flower boxes to the outside of your windows.
Add a chandelier to your dining room to impress your guests.
Change The Color Through Light
Colored light bulbs are cheap and easy to install. Add some of them to give a different feel to each room.
Crafty Light Fixtures
There are a ton of different light fixture options, including many you can craft on your own.
New Shower Nozzle
Upgrade your shower nozzle to make showering more comfortable.
Design On The Stairs
Add some unique railings or designs to spice-up the staircase.
Paint an old, dull piece of furniture with some enamel to make it look new.
Add Post Ornaments
Keep your banisters looking fresh by adding fancy post ornaments to them.
Limit your walk to the mailbox by adding an insulated mail slot to your door.
Keep Your Dryer Fresh
Lint will build up in your dryer ducts, leading to decreased efficiency and increased risk of fire. It only takes about 20 minutes to clean them out.
Add Some Dressing To The Entry
Make your entryway pop with some new fixtures.
Plant Some Grass
Keep your lawn looking lush by adding some grass seed.
Buy Some Area Rugs
Area rugs can tie a room together with very little effort on your part.
Make A Cornice Box
A cornice box is simple to make, and it can open up a room by making windows appear larger and brighter.
Use Mirror Tiles
Mirror tiles are easy to install and make the room seem brighter and larger.
Wrap Your Books
Add some character to your guilty pleasures by making them pop off of the shelf.
Dimming light switches can help you set the mood without too much work.
Pots And Pans
It might be time to replace those old, hand-me-down pots and pans.
Replace Your Family Photos
Move your photos around for a fresh look, or add new ones that show your growing family.
Mix It Up
Move pictures and paintings around to give the room a new feel to it.
A simple knocker can add some class to your front door.
New Knife Set
Sharpen up with a new set of chef’s knives.
A new doorbell can add a lot to your door as well.
Downsize A Bit
Big tables are nice, but probably not necessary.
Upgrade your library by purchasing hardcover versions of your favorite books.
Turn a boring chair or table into a new piece of furniture with new paint and designs.
Get a new TV! Try 4K resolution if you can afford to. You’ll never want to go back.
Get Rid Of Your Junk
Eradicate junk from your attic and junk drawer.
Paint Your Cabinets
If you don’t want to paint the whole room, a cabinet makeover can have a similar effect.
Add Some Cabinet Knobs
You can also add knobs to your cabinets to make them look new!
Install A Fan
Ceiling fans reduce cooling costs and look great doing it.
Use jars instead of boxes for cereal and ingredients. They look better and keep food fresher.
Get Some New Appliances
Replace your old appliances with ones that look better and use less energy.
Use creative strategies like an easel to display your TV.
Dress Up The Doors
Add wallpaper to your door for a unique look.
Make an old couch look new with a couch cover.