For stay-at-home parents, the days can seem long and sometimes monotonous. But don’t despair! There are plenty of home renovation projects that you can take on to spruce up your living space and make life a little more exciting. The following blog will outline several projects that are perfect for stay-at-home parents who want to get their hands dirty (but not too dirty). It will provide tips on how to get started and what materials you will need for each project.
Give Your Front Door A Facelift
First impressions are essential, and your front door is often the first thing visitors see when they come to your home. If your door is looking a little shabby, consider giving it a fresh coat of paint or replacing the hardware. This is a quick and easy project that will make a significant impact.
-Paint or new hardware (knob, hinges, etc.)
-Paintbrush or screwdriver
If you’re painting your door, start by removing the old paint with stripper and sandpaper. Once the surface is smooth, apply a primer and then paint in your desired color. For added protection from the elements, consider adding a top coat of clear sealer.
Add A Small Deck
If you have some extra space in your backyard, consider adding a small deck. This is an excellent project for the summer months when you want to spend time outdoors. A deck can provide a comfortable place to relax and entertain guests.
-Galvanized nails or screws
-Hammer or screw gun
Start by measuring the area where you want to build your deck and marking the corners with stakes. Then, use a tape measure to mark the locations of the joists on the ground. Next, install the ledger board onto your house (this is the horizontal support board that will be attached to your house). Once the ledger board is in place, you can begin attaching the deck boards. Be sure to leave a gap between each board to allow for expansion. Finish by adding trim and stairs, if desired. Contact a professional Deck Builder if you see that you might need some help with the project.
Build A Fire Pit
Nothing says summer like gathering around a fire with friends and family. If you don’t have a fire pit, consider building one! This is a relatively simple project that will add some severe backyard appeal.
-Bagged concrete mix
– level (optional)
-Fire bricks (optional)
Start by marking the location of your fire pit with stakes and string. Then, use a shovel to dig a hole that is about two feet deep. Next, fill the hole with six inches of gravel and tamp it down. Then, mix the concrete according to the instructions on the bag and pour it into the hole. Be sure to fill the hole all the way to the top. Once the concrete has dried, you can remove the forms (stakes and string). If desired, line the inside of your fire pit with fire bricks.
In conclusion, there are many home renovation projects that stay-at-home parents can take on to improve their living space. These three projects are just a few ideas to get you started. So what are you waiting for? Get creative and have fun!