What makes for an easy home improvement project? For the average homeowner, it’s a matter of time, money and labor. Boosting the curb appeal of your home often means tapping into a limited budget and putting a stop to your limited time. The expensive and elaborate nature of home improvement projects can leave you scratching your head wondering where to start. Worry no more. NDA Kitchens has the quick, easy and budget-friendly upgrades you can complete in no time.

DIY projects you can complete over the weekend.
Nothing beats a quick and easy fix. Strapped for ideas? Consider our list of simple DIY projects you can complete over the weekend.

  • Fix the front door.
    Your front door is your home’s first impression. Make it a good one. Buy a new door or paint an old one for a dramatic change in curb appeal. Want more easy DIY fixes to complement a new front door? Repaint the exterior trim, replace the house numbers and install new outdoor lighting.
  • Brighten up the backsplash.
    Don’t have the budget for expensive tile backsplash? Consider a few budget-friendly alternatives. Tin ceiling tiles, wooden headboard, wallpaper, stainless steel, chalkboard and magnetic paint all boost the visual appeal of your kitchen without wiping out your home improvement budget.
  • Heed the headboard.
    The ultimate DIY home improvement project: you can build a headboard out of anything. Create a custom decoupage look, using magazines and old family photos on bases like skis and skateboards. You can even salvage materials like fencing, old doors and window shutters to add a unique focal point to the bedroom.

Become a DIY designer.
Anything can add architectural interest to your home. Gather picture molding, crown molding, baseboards or other materials to reuse as design elements. Here’s a tip: measure out the dimensions and ask a lumber yard or home improvement store to pre-cut the pieces.

  • Level up the lighting.
    For a simple yet elegant project, consider DIY lighting enhancements. Design a fabric-covered drum shade, install a dimmer switch, paint an old chandelier or replace the blades on a ceiling fan. Even small lighting upgrades bring your home versatile illumination and visual appeal.
  • Create your own cabinets.
    Intimidated by the cost of custom cabinets? Just swap out the hardware for a cheap and easy fix. Accessorize with new knobs and pulls and paint the doors for a brand new look without the hefty price tag.
  • Brush up the bathroom.
    Even just fresh paint or new wallpaper can modernize a small space like the bathroom. Experiment with fun designs and choose a bold color or faux finish to bring an old bathroom up to date.
  • Flip the faucets.
    Perhaps the easiest DIY plumbing project, swapping out the faucets in your kitchen or bathroom improves both aesthetics and functionality. Simply unscrew the connections from your old faucet and screw in your new one. Just remember to shut off the water valves.

Small steps. Big improvements.
Even the smallest of steps can create big changes to boost the curb appeal of your home. With a little bit of time, a few helpful tips and some tenacity, you can complete your next home improvement project all by yourself.

Looking for more home improvement tips? Reach out to NDA Kitchens today!