11/02/2012 03:57 pm ET Updated Nov 16, 2012

Weekend DIY Ideas: 8 Easy Ways To Improve Your Home In 2 Days (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

After the past week, we're letting out a big sigh of relief that Saturday is finally here. And although we're going to take some time to decompress, we naturally are also preparing to accomplish a few things. This weekend, we have more great weekend DIY ideas for you to try, from fixing your faucets to repairing an annoying chip in your kitchen counter.

A great place to start if you haven't done it in a while is to clean your range hood and fan to make sure it's working properly and hasn't become a potential fire hazard. First, remove the grill and filter, soak in hot soapy water, rinse and let dry. Also use the soapy water to clean any exposed surfaces of the hood and fan. If the filter is non-washable, replace it with a new one. Then, check the exhaust fan outside and make sure the air is flowing properly. Watch the video above for a detailed tutorial.

And flip through the slideshow below for seven other easy home improvement projects.

Weekend DIYs

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