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Top 5 Home Design Projects You Can Finish in a Weekend

July 9th, 2013 Seasonal

Spring is finally here, which means that you will have plenty of opportunities in the coming months to revamp your home's interior design and give it a touch of seasonal flair. If you're not the kind of person who is eager to undergo a complete redesign of your living spaces, working incrementally on a series of small projects could be a wonderful way to infuse your own sense of style into your interior design. Best of all, you can tackle some of those spots in your home that may normally may not get the attention they deserve. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

1. Revamp your mudroom
The mudroom is an area of the home that sees plenty of action on a daily basis, and items always seem to be haphazardly thrown around until you need them. Decoist suggests incorporating a series of storage options in this space, including small baskets, a desk, hangers for coats and umbrellas and a shoe tray to provide a place for wet shoes to dry off. Last but not least, adding a seating option like a bench or a pair of chairs that can allow your loved ones and guests a chance to get dressed before heading outdoors.

2. Plan your outdoor living spaces
With the warmer weather on the horizon, you'll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors with your family, so take a weekend to plan out your patio space in time for spring and summer barbecues. Make a seating plan where you can arrange your furniture to enhance traffic flow, add outdoor torches or lighting options, as well as planning out floral decorations and planters to give the space a touch of green, suggests House And Home. 

3. Open up your kitchen shelving
Kitchens are one of the central gathering spaces in the home, so clutter can certainly stack up in a hurry and be detrimental to the room's overall atmosphere. If you're looking to create a bit of visual space, consider taking off a few cabinet doors or replacing them with glass doors instead. Showcasing the depth of your cabinets will make the room feel much larger, as well as giving you a new spot to display decorative accents.

4. Update furniture hardware
In addition to a coat of paint or a wood stain, nothing can revitalize the look of a set of cabinets or a wall unit quite like updated hardware. Replacing the metal knobs on the furnishings in your kitchen, bathroom or living room could be a quick and easy way to breathe new life into a drab piece of furniture. If you're searching for a unique look, consider scouring flea markets and antique shops to find a dazzling piece of history to incorporate into your home's interior design, suggests Better Homes and Gardens magazine.

5. Freshen up your home's window treatments
The warm weather will be here before you know it, and those drab winter curtains won't exactly fit into your new seasonal decorative scheme. Opting for lightweight or translucent curtains will allow you to let more natural light into the space and allow you to circulate more air from the outdoors through your home. Additionally, now is the time of year to replace window blinds and shades. A simple pair of wood blinds in a bathroom can give the room a rustic touch, while a set of blackout shades could be a significant upgrade for a bedroom. Whatever you choose, window treatments are a dazzling choice that can be a versatile upgrade for any home.