Projects You Can Accomplish in Just a Weekend!

August 19th 2010
Projects You Can Accomplish in Just a Weekend!

Setting aside a weekend is always a great opportunity to take on a smaller home improvement project. If you are planning to entertain family and friends for the holidays here are a few updates that are posssible to complete before they arrive.

Upgrade Your Flooring:

Today's vinyl flooring looks better and is more durable than it used to be. While installing a hardwood floor is for the most part, not a weekend project; Karndean Luxury Vinyl Flooring is easy to install and replicates real stone or wood floors. Karndean vinyl plank flooring is also a great alternative in areas susceptible to moisture such as kitchens, bathroom, and laundry rooms.

Install a Sink and Vanity:

Give your bathroom a dramatic makeover by replacing the vanity, sink and faucets. To save water, consider installing a new low-flow showerhead.

Add Crown Molding:

Crown moldings add character to any room in a big way. Make sure your molding choices complement your home's architectural style. Visit a Windsor Plywood in your area, they will have one of the largest selection of moldings.

Visit Your Local Paint Store:

Get inspired to paint this weekend. Whether you change a room, front door or kitchen cabinets, a new paint job provides a big impact and is one of the most affordable renovation projects that can be completed in a few days. Online Painting "How To" guides and color tips are available online at, while there be sure to have a look at their Summer Paint Sale Flyer.

Clean Your Carpets:

A lot of dirt makes its way into the house over the course of a summer. Early fall is a great time to open the windows to air out the house and rent a carpet cleaner for the weekend.

Seal or Stain Your Deck:

Depending on the size of your deck, you should be able to make this a weekend project. Before you seal or stain your deck, clean it with an exterior cleaner such as Shell Busey's Home Cleaning Formula. Cloverdale Paint carries a variety of colors and shades of wood stains to suit any exterior. For exterior painting or staining projects ensure there is no rain in the forecast and temperatures are above 10o Celsius.

Add Character to a Plain Concrete Patio:

Clean and Seal a concrete patio. Concrete stains and coatings are available in a full range of colors. Check out Deckote available from Consolidated Coatings and Cloverdale Paint for products suitable for concrete surfaces.

Clean and Repair Your Gutters:

Check gutters and downspouts before the rain begins. Remove all debris that is clogging the system and ensure water is draining away from your foundation. Repair any gutter leaks using a gutter repair patch. Gutter Seal can be purchased through HouseSmart by calling 1-888-266-8806.

It's Just That Easy!