Weekend Outdoor DIY Projects To Spruce Up Your Home

In less than a weekend, you can spruce up your home.  Consider these outdoor projects to update the look of your home.

Update Your Screen Door

Bring the warmth and beauty of wood to your home with a cedar screen door.  This upgrade can easily be tackled in one weekend.  Just pick out a nice waterproof stain and pick up some new hardware to hang the door.

Add a Window Box

Make your windows more cheerful by installing a window box.  Filled with flowers, they’ll add color and beauty to your home.  Or consider planting herbs and salad greens for an edible window garden.

Hang Outdoor String Lights

Spruce up your outdoor patio with fabulous string lights.  Go for big bold lights to create a warm atmosphere.  They can easily be hung with a few screw eyes and carabiners that will make help make take-down easy come winter.

Create a Patio Space

With a bit of heavy lifting, you can create a gorgeous patio space with flagstone or cement pavers.  They are easy to install, just make sure your yard is level first. Once finished, add some potted plants to complete the space.

Paint Your Front Door

Instantly add character to your home with a new front door color.  You can paint the door in place, or opt for removing it to make painting easier.  Add even more of a refresh by updating your door hardware.

Patch Sidewalks and Driveways

Prevent slight cracks from growing into vast canyons by sealing them up with ready-to-use sealant.  All you need is a caulking gun and a free weekend.

Build a Compost Bin

Improve your eco-footprint by building a compost bin in your yard.  While you can buy pre-fabricated bins, building your own is simple and economical.  In fact, all you’ll need is a few 2x4s, chicken wire, and nails.

Add Gutter Guards

Prevent the annual fall leaf clean out by protecting your gutters with mesh gutter guards.  You’ll be saving your home from costly water damage problems and reducing your fall workload in the process.

Upgrade Your Mailbox

Chances are you haven’t thought about your mailbox much.  Give your home a bit of charm by adding a fresh coat of paint to your current mailbox.  Or change things up and buy a new box in a style that appeals to you.

Home improvement projects don’t have to be time consuming to be impactful.  Spruce up your home in a weekend or less with these ideas.