As a homeowner, you may feel like your to-do list never ends and there is always something around the house that needs to be repaired or improved. Many tasks require a professional, but you can complete some projects on your own. Here are 5 DIY home projects that can be completed from start to finish in a weekend.

DIY Home Projects: Paint the Front Door

The front door of a home is often the focal point of the house. A bland or scuffed up front door drags down the curb appeal of the whole home. An easy DIY project with a big impact is painting the front door. It doesn’t require a lot of paint, so it won’t be expensive or time-consuming.

Build a Raised Garden Bed

Making a garden bed on your property improves the landscape and gives you a place to grow plants, flowers, herbs, and vegetables. Use wooden boards fastened together in a rectangle shape to outline the bed and fill it with garden soil and compost. Sow seeds or plant starts depending on what you are growing, the climate, and the season.

Replace Cabinet Hardware

Replace all of the cabinet hardware throughout your home in the kitchen and the bathrooms over a weekend. Cabinet hardware may seem insignificant, but it completely changes the look of the room. Updating cabinet hardware is an easy project that requires simple tools and a template to keep the hardware centered and straight.

Install Low-Flow Showerheads

As summer approaches, you may be thinking about how to lower your water bill. One easy way is to replace your existing showerhead with low-flow models. These showerheads are aerated to maintain water pressure while using less water. Look for the WaterSense label, which means that the showerhead meets EPA guidelines for saving water.

DIY Home Projects: In-Ground Fire Pit

A backyard fire pit is a great place to gather with family and friends on cooler evenings. Building a fire is an activity that gives you the opportunity to teach children about fire safety. You’ll be able to enjoy it most of the year. A permanent, in-ground fire pit is easy to build. Dig a shallow pit, line it with sand or gravel, and make a border of stones or bricks to contain the flames.

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