4 Easy Weekend Projects That'll Instantly Upgrade Your Space

4 Easy Weekend Projects That'll Instantly Upgrade Your Space

Feeling a bit ‘blah’ about your space? Injecting a burst of personality and freshness doesn’t necessarily require an all-out renovation. Sometimes, all it takes is a little planning, a bit of effort, and a free Saturday to give your home a makeover. Ahead, four easy places to start:

Swap Out Hardware

Especially in the kitchen and bathroom, old hardware can quickly date a room. From faucets to cabinet pulls, updating your hardware can give the entire space a refreshed feel. It’s relatively easy and inexpensive to find a replacement for drawer and cabinet pulls, as most come with standard sizing in either knob or handle form. 

Door handles are another quick-win upgrade that can change the entire tone of a room. If your door handles are outdated, mismatched, or tarnished beyond repair, this fix is a fast way to make your home feel cohesive and thought-out. Be sure to check out our range of hardware—customers love the modern simplicity of the Baron Knobset, which is available in seven distinct finishes, as well as the Olympic Leverset, which is available in four finishes. Don't forget the front door! As the first touchpoint a guest has in your home, your front door's hardware is a small but important detail in your house's overall presentation.


Pop on a New Coat of Paint

Painting is not the least labor-intensive task in our roundup, but it yields big results. When it comes to transforming a space, there are few things that have a more significant impact than a new coat of paint. Not ready to commit to an all-new room color? Create a statement by painting a singular wall as the focal point. It can seem scary, but ultimately, the decision is reversible: You can always paint over it!


Refresh Your Rugs

Change the entire vibe of your space by putting in a new rug. A rug has the ability to instantly brighten a space or tone it down with a moody hue, and all that’s required is a few extra hands to move the furniture around. Perhaps what you need isn’t a new rug, but an additional one. Layering rugs is a savvy way to add coziness and texture to a room.

While it may seem like a hassle to some, swapping out your rug (or just swapping the “top layer” rug) throughout the year is a wonderful way to keep your space feeling customized and suited to the season. If you have the storage space, you can keep rugs on a regular rotation—heavier fabrics like wool for fall and winter, with lighter iterations of jute or seagrass for the warmer months.


Update Your Doors

This decision is more involved than hanging a picture or two, but it’s one of those high-impact upgrades that offers a lot of bang for your buck. For interior doors, a new installation can bring elevated style, quiet irritating squeaks, and add a personal touch to your home. On the exterior, a new door can bolster home security, improve your heating/air conditioning bill, and offer a strong first impression to anyone experiencing the home for the first time. (Don’t overlook this upgrade if you’re considering selling your home soon!)

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If a new door is a home improvement task you'd like to check off the list this weekend, check out our full lineup of exterior and interior doors! We take pride in offering beautiful, high quality, professional grade doors in a range of styles and materials. Best of all, it couldn't be easier to get started. Find your favorite now and have it shipped directly to your doorstep.