10 Home Projects to Tackle During President’s Day Weekend
These home projects won't break the bank or your back.
Taking on Woodworking Projects
Homeowners know that there are fewer distractions (like good weather!) in the winter, so they take all the items of their DIY project to-do list and get them done during the colder months. This could mean a new workshop bench, a rustic coffee table or these unique hexagon shelves.
Countertops can be a tell-tale sign of a dated house. Participants of the Maytag survey prioritized upgrading their countertops to something more on-trend. If your laminate kitchen countertops are worn but still sound, give them a fresh, new look by resurfacing them. A variety of colors are available, and the process is no harder than painting. Here's the complete how-to for resurfacing your laminate countertops.
Updating Kitchen Cabinetry
Homeowners take on big projects in the winter when they're stuck inside, including updating kitchen cabinetry. Cabinet design and details are critical in making upgrades to a kitchen. Some possibilities include painting, installing new hardware or adding a shelf up above existing cabinets.
Upgrading Light Fixtures
Twenty-three percent of homeowners want to spend the colder months taking care of home renovations. The survey found that homeowners would rather complete home renovations during the fall/winter so they can travel in the spring/summer. Simple upgrades like adding a semi-flush sputnik chandelier to your foyer can make a bold statement. Here's a podcast for those who enjoy home renovation.
Upgrading the Laundry Room
Aside from the weeks around the holidays, homeowners find the colder months a valuable time to make necessary upgrades. In fact, according to the Maytag survey, 44 percent of millennials and 41 percent of parent homeowners plan to remodel their laundry room or kitchen (compared to 29 percent of all homeowners). If you're in need of new laundry appliances, Maytag's high-efficiency top load washer and gas dryer with INTELLIDRY sensor are ideal for big loads. Sleek design, commercial technology and quiet as a mouse, this duo makes your laundry room look sparkling new, and your clothes too!
Upgrading Kitchen Appliances
The homeowner survey says 28 percent of millennials and 25 percent of parents plan to purchase and install new appliances (compared to 21 percent of all homeowners). That old refrigerator you've been holding onto could be bringing down the look of your entire kitchen. Upgrade to a stainless steel option that offers plenty of places for all the holiday food and comforting casseroles that you'll be making all season long. Maytag's 25 cu. ft. French door refrigerator in fingerprint resistant stainless steel provides ample interior space for fresh and frozen goods, while your gallon-sized containers can remain in the door thanks to the refrigerator offering more gallon door bins than any other non-commercial refrigerator in the industry. The pull-out tray is another handy feature that holds a hefty amount of party essentials that can be easily accessed when entertaining. Check out these kitchen renovations that will make you cringe.
Paint a Room
Choose a paint color and give a room a fresh look. If you have a few days off strung together, painting is a quick project to complete, so you can get things back in order ASAP.
Tile a Backsplash
Tiling a backsplash above the counter is one of the easiest ways to upgrade an old, tired kitchen on a tight budget. You can choose from the vast array of handsome ceramic tiles available, including easy-to-install square ones or more difficult mosaic tiles.
Refinish Hardwood Floors
Sanding hardwood floors might seem like a pros-only project. It's a big job that creates big disruptions in your household. And then there's that big, scary sanding machine. But it's really not that difficult. Our veteran floor finisher will show you how to successfully prep your floors for a new finish.
Bathroom Mini Makeover—$430
If you've long wanted the elegance of natural stone in your home, consider a new granite bathroom vanity top, which is a great, affordable way to get it. You can now find granite tops at Lowe's, Home Depot and other home centers. Prices range from $150 to $450 depending on the size. Complete this bath makeover with a new faucet and mirror, and you'll still keep the price under $500.