WEEKEND HOME RENOVATION PROJECTS
The Home Handyman|March/April 2021
Upgrading your home doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult and it doesn’t have to involve contractors. There are a variety of projects for all price ranges and all levels of skill and enthusiasm that can improve your home’s look and feel, and ultimately its value. Putting a few of these home-improvement ideas into action will help you get the most out of your home.

Brights Hardware, a family-owned chain of hardware stores based in the Western Cape, has put together a list of summer home renovations and DIY tasks that can be done in a weekend and won’t break the bank.

1. Freshen up the exterior

When it comes to homes, looks do count and what’s on the outside matters. “It’s surprising what a coat of paint can do to transform the exterior of your home,” says Orlando Luis, CEO of Brights Hardware. “But before you pick a final colour, try the Dulux 30ml testers which offer a small quantity of paint in a plastic applicator.”

And while you are up on a ladder why not check how your gutters faired through the wet winter months? Clean out any debris that may have built up her and repair or replace any damaged sections, seal the joins and secure any loose downpipes.

2. Add some curb appeal

While you are working on the outside of your house why not enhance the curb appeal – after all, first impressions count. Some ideas to easily refresh the front of your home include replacing dying patchy lawn with stone chip, creating flower beds, and also purchasing some pots and planting them with decorative trees or flowers to stand alongside the front door.

While you are at it, give your front door a fresh coat of paint in a bright colour to complement your new plants and to really make a statement.

3. Mending fences

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