Though it can be tempting to spend the long weekend relaxing, enjoying the weather, and spending time with friends and family, it’s also the perfect time to get things done around the house. Luckily, with the help of HomeStars, you can do both. This weekend, have a pro take care of these 6 home improvement projects while you sit back, relax, and enjoy your time off.
1. Bathroom Renovation
Many people choose to do minor bathroom updates over the long weekend and for good reason. Namely, the extra day means you don’t have to take time off to supervise work being done. From shelving to tiles and hardware, there are tons of small projects that a pro can wrap up in just a couple of days. If you’re looking for inspiration, check out our list of six bathroom updates that can be done in just one weekend. After making up your mind about what needs to be done, consult HomeStars to find the right pro for the job.
2. Research and Book Roof Work
Repairing or replacing your roof is a big project and an even bigger investment. As is the case when making any big decision, it’s important you take your time and do your research. A three day weekend is the perfect opportunity to research and book consultations with a few reputable roofing companies in your area. Using HomeStars, this process will be simple and relatively quick, letting you get back to weekend fun in no time at all.
3. Duct Cleaning
This is one of the most important spring cleaning tasks, which makes it a great project to complete over the long weekend. Regular duct cleaning ensures that the air circulating throughout your home remains clear of allergens, and can even reduce your monthly energy bills. It’s important that your duct system is operating efficiently come summer, so don’t delay in contacting a duct cleaning specialist to take care of this important task.
4. Cleaning Services
Speaking of spring cleaning, if you haven’t already gotten around to giving your home a good once over with the mop and broom, consider booking a cleaning service for this weekend. While you focus on figuring out the logistics of hosting family and friends, leave the messy part to the pros – you won’t regret it.
Spring cleaning is just as important on the outside of your home as it is on the inside. Two tasks that you can tick off in a single weekend are having your gutters cleaned and your windows washed. These quick projects will take just a single afternoon and are relatively unintrusive. While you will likely need two separate pros to complete these jobs, you can find both on HomeStars.
5. Handyman Services
Whether it’s changing your lightbulbs or fixing a leaky faucet, handymen can take care of all sorts of small projects. This weekend is the perfect time to take care of all of your home’s quirks that have been driving you nuts for months. Bundle a number of small tasks to make the most of your pro’s visit, just be sure to confirm that they are able to complete each of the tasks prior to hiring.
Weather permitting, you can also get a headstart on your landscaping projects. No matter what kind of transformation you have planned for the summer months, we guarantee there is some prep work that needs to be done well in advance. For example, most major projects including gardening, deck or fence installation, driveway work, and hardscaping, will require a site visit and consultation to quote. Schedule these over the long weekend to ensure your project is completed in time for the outdoor season.
With the help of a home service pro, you can get any number of these projects completed over the weekend without giving up your hard-earned downtime. Head to HomeStars.com now to get a head start on any or all of these long weekend projects.
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