Weekend Home Improvement Projects

Apr 18, 2019

Staying at home over the Easter weekend?

Prefer to spend the time getting things done around the house?

Here’s a look at some key weekend home improvement projects that you can easily knock out with a few trips to Bunnings over the four-day weekend.


Repainting Projects

How much painting can you get done in four days?

Painting projects tend to be the type of thing we put off, postpone, procrastinate over, and generally do anything to come up with an excuse not to do it.

Once we get started though, we realise how straightforward and even therapeutic painting can be.

This Easter weekend, it is your time!

Whether you have rooms around your home that have been waiting ages for a fresh coat of paint, or you simply need to refresh internal doors, frames, and fittings, you have more than enough time to get all your painting done over the weekend.

Add Storage to Your Home Entry

Many homes don’t have specific storage for things like keys, hats, scarves, jackets, and shoes. In some cases, these things will end up thrown in the cupboard. In others, they’ll be left wherever a space can be found. The common outcome? You end up furiously searching for things – usually the car keys – when you’re in a hurry to go out.

Add key hooks, footwear storage, or even an all in one arrangement for keys, hats, and everything else we just mentioned, and save yourself a few minutes each morning, not to mention the stress, by knowing where everything is when you need it.

Finally Create the Walk-in-Wardrobe of Your Dreams

Do you have a spare room in your house that you’ve been planning to use as a walk-in wardrobe?

Has an older child left home and you now have a room you need to repurpose?

A walk-in wardrobe sounds like a luxury, but it’s not so far out of reach.

The success of walk-in wardrobe projects is all in the planning. Spend the first day of the Easter weekend finalising the layout, the second buying what you need, and use days three and four to put it all together.

Think before you buy.

Bring Your House’s Face into the 21st Century

The front of your house can sometimes get neglected because you never see it yourself. Jazzing up your front exterior could mean a lot of things, depending on your home and on what you want to do.

Potential projects might include:

  • Repainting or even replacing your front door.
  • Jet washing a paved decking or entrance area, as well as the front of your house.
  • Painting external wooden fittings and decking.
  • Replacing guttering and pipework.
  • Replacing external lighting – a great check to do anyway with winter approaching! 

Light Up Your Life

For many people, the only thought ever given to lighting is when a light bulb needs replacing.

Does your lighting really fit your home? Have you never really noticed your lighting before but now that we’ve mentioned it you really want to do something?

Winter is coming.

Your lights will be on more.

Make sure you notice them and have the lighting you want in your home!


Create “Built In” Areas

None of us never have enough space to store things.

This can become particularly annoying if you have a lot of dead space in your home from awkwardly shaped rooms.

This weekend, it’s time to make use of them!

Like with the walk-in wardrobe idea, it’s important to plan. How many shelves can you fit? Are you going to add storage from floor to ceiling? Do you also want to fit doors to cover up any storage space?

Making use of current dead space is one of the most incredible ways to reinvigorate your home, but if you don’t plan exactly what you want to do you’ll regret starting it quicker than you can say “DIY disaster”.


Replace Your Appliances & Furniture

If you don’t want to do any actual hands on DIY over the weekend, then we’ll give you replacing your appliances and furniture as a project. Whether you need a new fridge freezer, a washing machine, or it’s time for a new bed, these are all great ways to improve your home and your lifestyle.

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