When you think about the things you can do over a weekend, the mind usually goes to a wonderful getaway in a near but desired destination with your feet up sipping a mixed drink by the pool. There is no doubt that this idea is a good one, but when you get back to the office on Monday, you will be thinking about how short it seemed, and a week later, your memory of it will begin to fade.
How about if you could spend a weekend doing something that will provide you joy and good feelings for years? What I have in mind is a weekend home redecoration. You can get a few wonderful things done for a little bit more than the price of that holiday weekend that will mean much more to you over a longer period of time.
The first step in your weekend redecoration is to plan out what you would like to have done, and that would make the greatest impact. There are fast and low cost redecorating projects that you can do in each room of the house, so pick the ones that appeal to you the most.
You should then find a good local handyman that can assist in tackling the work needed. A handyman will cost you extra money, but save you time and headaches because he will know how to get any job you want done efficiently.
Here are a few suggestions for redecorating projects that can be done in a weekend and will make a great impact on any home.
Put on Some Paint
We often forget how much impact paint can make in a room. Walls look dingy and run down after years of being exposed to dust and sun. A fresh coat of paint will get the room feeling bright and vibrant. Look for any room in your home where the paint is dull and drab, and try a vibrant color. These days shades of red, blue and green are in fashion. They can bring a room to life and even cause you old furniture to look new.
Conversely, if you have had bright colors in your face for a while, how about toning it down a bit. Bright white walls cause everything else in the room to pop. Think about repainting the kitchen or the family room. Use the best quality paint you can afford to ensure durability, and don’t be afraid to be dramatic.
Window Treatments and Shutters
The windows are the eyes of a room and they need to be dressed properly so they shine. There are many options for window treatments including drapes, curtains, and even window shutters, each of which can be installed as part of a weekend renovation.
Depending on the room, drapes and curtains can be perfect complement to the furniture in it. These days there are dozens of different window treatment styles that you can choose from. Try and create a consistent theme throughout your home. Use window treatments to connect one room to the next by color or style. You can also vary length and materials also. If you work within a palette, the only rules are the ones you make or break.
Windows shutters are a costlier and effective way to make an old room new. Shutters come in a variety of materials and colors and in addition to being an attractive addition to any room, they also allow you to control the amount of light coming in by using moveable slats. This can help with your heating and cooling bills in the summer because the shutters can keep out or trap heat.
Plan out with your handyman any weekend redecoration you undertake so he can provide his expert opinion on how to tackle the job. The result will be a low cost and fast way to get a new looking home.