5 Holiday Weekend Projects

With Labor Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to get a few quick projects completed around your house. I know that holiday weekends seem like the perfect time to relax, but a few quick projects around the house can really spruce up your home and make you feel refreshed.


Mulching is an inexpensive and easy way to freshen-up the outside of your home. It’s also something that can really elevate the outside of your home and give your flower beds a fresh and clean look. The darker the mulch, the better the contrast, and they will make your flowers pop.

Power Washing

Giving the outside of your home a quick power wash will obviously make it cleaner, but it will also make your house brighter by washing off that inevitable layer of grime that builds up on your siding. You might think you need to freshen up the paint on the outside of your home, but once you give it a good power washing, you could be surprised by how great your siding actually looks when cleaned.

Replacing Door Knobs

Door knobs are something you don’t often think about, but you use them daily. They get a lot of wear and tear and sometimes they aren’t always the prettiest. Switching out all of the door knobs in your home to newer and nicer ones can definitely brighten up the inside of your home.

Installing New Cabinet Handles

So your kitchen cabinets are looking a little dingy, but you aren’t sure why. Maybe you can slap a coat of paint on them, but that definitely takes a lot of time and sometimes money. Changing the cabinet handles to some newer and shinier ones can definitely give your cabinets a brighter look. And if you’re feeling ambitious, you could update the hinges as well!

Shampooing The Carpets

Stinky and dirty carpets can really bring down the atmosphere in your home, because who likes to spend time in a dirty environment? Giving your carpets and rugs a good cleaning can really make your home smell and look more fresh while also making your home cleaner and healthier.

Any one of these projects can help make your home look better, which in turn can make you feel better about your surroundings. Any little home improvement projects you do can also bring up the value and curb appeal of your home, so it’s a win-win.


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