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7 DIY Home Repairs for Your Next Free Weekend

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Summer weekends are a great time to finish some DIY home repairs.

Whether you’re someone that likes doing home repairs or you’ve never picked up a hammer before, it can be hard to find the time to fix up your house. But what if we told you there are projects you can complete in just a day or two?

In this post, we’re going to tell you 7 DIY home repairs for your next free weekend. Upgrading your house doesn’t have to take time away from your life. Do these simple home repairs and breathe new life into your home.

Fixing Leaky Faucets and Pipes

Fixing your leaky faucets and pipes doesn’t always require the help of a plumber. If you’re lucky then it’ll only require a few twists of a nut or fastening a couple of clamps to keep the pipes tight.

When the issue stems from somewhere that you can’t see, that’s when you need to call a plumber.

Diverting Gutters

If your gutters are dropping rainwater close to the foundation of your house, you could be risking structural damage and flooding. It only takes a couple of hours to go buy some flexible corrugated drainpipe to add to your guttering system and draw the water further away from your house.

Wobbly Chairs

Wobbly chairs are one of those problems that you complain about but never get around to fixing. Take them apart and use a chisel to remove excess glue and/or wood from the joining parts.

Once clean, use some wood glue and rejoin the legs to the chair and it’s basically like having brand new seats.

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Wallpapering and Painting

If you’re sick of looking at your walls, it might be time to paint or wallpaper. Selecting paint colors and prints is fun, but most people dread the actual process of painting and wallpapering.

If you tackle one room at a time, you can redo every room over a few different weekends. Breaking this task up across weekends might actually be beneficial for your sanity.

Upgrade Cabinet Handles

Swapping out your old kitchen cabinet handles for new ones can completely transform the look of your kitchen. All you really need to complete this task is a screwdriver and the perfect handles to go with your cabinets.

Garage Door Problems

Having a loud garage door can be pretty startling for your neighbors and just plain annoying for you. First, diagnose what’s the root cause of the noise, then follow this guide for fixing a noisy garage door.

Installing Shelves

A lot of the time, people get really frustrated with a lack of space or clutter around the house. If you’re having this problem, you may only need to install a few hanging wall shelves to improve your situation.

Again, once you choose your shelves and get hold of a drill, you’ll have them up in a matter of minutes. Spend the rest of your weekend tidying up and putting your shelves to use.

Making DIY Home Repairs, Little By Little

There you have it, 7 easy DIY home repairs you can tackle over any weekend. If you’re a real go-getter, you can take care of most of these in one weekend. Add them to your home repairs list and work to make your house a dream home.

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