For most of us, the weekend comes to liberate us from our super-fast paced lifestyles. Besides offering an excellent opportunity to relax and refill our batteries, weekends are also great to take stock of things could do with fixing or improving in your house. Here are some quick projects and fixes you could throw yourself into that will make a big difference to your home.
It’s very common for doors to get into poor condition very quickly. They can be afflicted by anything from faulty or squeaky hinges to damage caused by constant opening and closing. Not to mention bashing and banging caused by strong drafts or children playing rough games.
You can easily up the looks of your bathroom or improve its quality by installing a new faucet. However, since the most difficult part is removing the old faucet, you may want to get in touch with a professional plumber to avoid unexpected issues, such as poor access to fittings, difficult-to-reach nuts, and corroded pipes. Other than that, the directions that come with the new faucet are all you will probably need after the removing-the-old-faucet part is being taken care of.
If it’s time to solve that leaky showerhead problem or just improve the aesthetics of your bathroom, then turn off the water supply, remove the existing showerhead, clean the thread of the shower arm and then tape the threads, before you install the new showerhead. Attach it and turn on the water!
Holes in the Wall
Fixing wall blemishes is definitely a weekend-worthy project that you can easily handle with surfacing compound and a putty knife, especially if you want to conceal minor imperfections, such as nail holes. For larger holes, first, cover the affected area with an adhesive patch and then spread drywall compound (all-purpose) over it, using a trowel. You may have to leave the compound to dry overnight, depending on the size of the hole. Once dry, you can paint over the patch.
The best thing about these fixes is that, in their overwhelming majority, they do not demand too of your time! Never again was enhancing the aesthetics of your home or fixing problems around it been so easy, right?