Give your home unbeatable character in just one weekend. These home projects offer quick, impactful solutions to fill your indoor and outdoor spaces with style and function. Whether you seek easy landscaping plans, curb appeal projects, or budget decorating ideas, these hand-picked updates are designed to bring out your inner weekend warrior.See More
After becoming parents, a young couple upgrades their builder-basic kitchen for less than $2,000.
The homeowners wanted to transform their builder-bland oak kitchen into a space full of personality on a budget.
They began by working with the existing laminate countertops and painting the oak cabinets with a water-base alkyd paint that levels like an oil-base formula for a smooth finish.
Watch how easy it is to install cabinet hardware.
A new stainless-steel range and microwave coordinate with the existing stainless-look refrigerator to create a look of a matching appliance suite.
Since the homeowners' white dishwasher was new an adhesive film was added to help it blend.
Tile adhesive available on a roll, a less messy option than mortar, gave these newbie do-it-yourselfers the confidence they needed to install the mosaic tile backsplash.
The tile still needed to be grouted, but the project was finished in just a few evenings.
Adhesive film helped this existing white dishwasher match the other stainless-steel appliances. The removable peel-and-stick product comes on a roll and can be easily trimmed to size.
Adding a new faucet and cabinet hardware in similar metallic finishes helped create a cohesive look in the kitchen—exactly what the homeowners were hoping to accomplish.
The homeowners refreshed used furniture pieces with a good cleaning and some paint to elevate the style and solve storage issues in the adjoining dining area. To make the bookcases match the scale of their existing glass-door cabinet, the homeowners trimmed the legs; they secured both units to the wall for safety.
Give furniture a new look with a coat of paint.