There’s no need to spend months and a small fortune improving your home. These simple DIY home improvement projects are small enough to finish in a weekend, but have plenty of upside and reward.

Add Baseboards

Adding baseboards to your home is a surprisingly easy weekend task that has huge dividends. Once you get into a rhythm, you can move room to room with ease and efficiency.

The most important thing is to spend time taking accurate measurements. Once you have all of the dimensions, use a miter saw to make your cuts. You’ll want to use a powerful and accurate pin nailer to affix the boards to your drywall.

After you’re done installing the baseboards, you’ll want to add a layer of paint. White is the typical color to use, and works well to help an accent wall pop even more.

Paint a Room

A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for any room of your house, and painting is relatively easy to do. Unlike so many other house projects, painting can be done well by virtually anyone.

Just like with installing baseboards, successful painting starts with good prep. Tape all aspects of the wall that you don’t want to get paint on, along with any doorknobs and trim.
Use rollers for big sections of the wall, and a brush for edges and fine work.

You can opt to paint your room a neutral color. Or, you can add an accent wall on one side to up your fashion game a bit.

Build an Address Sign

If you’re looking to dress up your front yard a bit, try making an address sign. This simple woodworking project is perfect for a quick afternoon project, and you can even involve your kids if you want.

Take any piece of scrap wood that you have, and stain it to a preferred color. Or, if you would rather, you can paint the wood instead.

Pick up your preferred address letters at your local home improvement store, and screw the letters into the back of the wood.

Enjoy spending your weekend improving your home!