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
It took $474 and a weekend to turn this kitchen from ho-hum retro to chic contemporary.
A fresh coat of a custom-blend beige paint for $30 from Sherwin-Williams was an easy upgrade to this formerly aqua kitchen area. Other DIY-friendly switches, such as tiling the backsplash and updating the cabinetry, were key to making this makeover a success.
To add interest to the open cabinetry, the homeowners adhered wrapping paper to foam core and placed it against the back wall. The paper came from Paper Source for $16.
A new sink and faucet were necessary to match the new, modern feel of the kitchen. The homeowners replaced a well-worn enamel sink with a stainless-steel model. The sink was $120 from Wilsonart. The faucet was only $50 from a discount faucet Web site.
The old laminate countertops were cracked and worn. New laminate countertops, in a design that mimics solid-surfacing, were an inexpensive update for $98 from IKEA.
Instead of building a new pantry, the homeowners placed stackable cubes beside the refrigerator. Adding a rod and curtain was an easy way to conceal dry goods while showing personality.