Weekend DIY Projects That'll Fix Up Your Home In Two Days Or Less (PHOTOS)

10/12/2013 11:20 am ET | Updated Oct 14, 2013

Saturday is here and that often means one thing: Time to tackle the tasks you've been promising to do for days. Or weeks. Or months. If you don't know where to start, look no further than our list of weekend DIYs designed to provide a handy jumping-off point for your own projects. What are you up to this weekend?

Install New Flooring

Engineered click-and-lock style flooring gives you the look of hardwood floors without the time commitment or hassle. (Plus, they're usually budget-friendly.) While we won't say that they will fool anyone into wide-plank reclaimed wood flooring, it's a convenient solution for hiding an eyesore underfoot. Check out more details on HGTV.

Check For Drafts

A small-but-simple job that requires you briefly to go around your home with a candle as if it were the colonial days. To find drafts in your doors or windows, walk around with a lit candle (carefully, for goodness sake). According to How Stuff Works, if the flame flickers, congratulations, you found a draft. For advice on fixing the problem, visit DIY Network.

Add Pathway Lighting

The bad news: It's getting darker out earlier each night. The good news: It's easier to convince yourself to go to bed at a reasonable hour. Or something. At the very least, it's an opportunity to add nighttime curb appeal with walkway lighting. The easiest way to accomplish this is through stake-style solar lights.

Clean The Gutters

Your gutters may not be as picturesque as these, but what matters is what's inside: Lots of leaves. Removing the debris is as simple as climbing up a ladder and cleaning. However, Houzz warns that if you home is over one story, you'll want to call in a pro.

Add New House Numbers

A simple way to change the look of your exterior, without a big commitment.

Make The Fall Switch

Unfortunately, it's most likely time to put away -- or donate -- the summer clothes. Just look at it as an opportunity to refresh your wardrobe while doing good.

Get A Fresh Start On Cleaning And Organizing

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