Home improvement doesn’t have to mean extensive, costly renovations. Choose simple updates to make your living spaces more comfortable and boost your home’s value. Here are a few projects you can DIY on a weekend.

Projects You Can DIY: Install a New Kitchen Faucet

If it has been a while since your kitchen has been upgraded, purchase and install a new faucet. Often the sink is a focal point of the space and an attractive new faucet adds style and functionality to the kitchen. You will need a few basic tools to install the faucet yourself and you might need to make a trip to the hardware store, but this is generally a project you can tackle in a day.

Paint an Accent Wall

An accent wall creates a dramatic focal point in a room and they’re quick and easy to paint. Choose a color that stands out. Select a darker tone to create a cozier, warm feeling or a pick bright color to enliven a space. The accent wall will usually be the wall to which your eye is drawn when you first enter a room. In a bedroom, it is often the wall behind the headboard. For a living room, you might use the space where the television is installed.

The accent wall could be painted or you could add a printed wallpaper. Other options include using beadboard or deconstructing pallets to make an accent wall.

Give Your Bathroom a Boost with Small Projects You Can DIY

Because the bathroom is a smaller space, even minor upgrades will make a huge difference. Add a new showerhead, change the cabinet hardware, add a frame to the mirror, and purchase a new shower curtain and bathmat.

Plant a Container Herb Garden

Even if you don’t have space for a garden, you can still grow edible herbs and flowers in containers. Choose a sunny spot on the front porch or deck and purchase a few easy-to-grow plants.

If you enjoy cooking, plant sage, cilantro, thyme, and rosemary. Make homemade teas when you grow lemon balm, peppermint, and chamomile. Edible flowers are also a great option. Nasturtiums, pansies, and calendula are a few varieties that are easy to care for.

Boost Safety in Your Home

It only takes a few minutes to do a quick inspection of the safety equipment in your home. Test your smoke detectors and make sure they sound an alarm. Check the locations of fire extinguishers in your home. There should be at least one on each level and a device in the garage. If you haven’t already, talk to your family and come up with an escape plan in case of fire. Make sure everyone knows how to exit the house safely.

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