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Spring weather is beginning to bloom, bringing warmer weather, longer days and the perfect time to add a few projects to your home improvement to-do list. Here are a few weekend-worthy improvements to spruce up your space for the season.
1. New Life for Your Kitchen Cabinets

This weekend, freshen up the look of your kitchen cabinets with a couple of simple improvements.

First, think about replacing the hardware. Adding stylish knobs and pulls to the cabinet doors and cabinet drawers can deliver an easy new look for your space.

If you have boring flat-panel cabinet doors, you can create the look of far more expensive raised-panel doors by simply adding molding. To get this project done, take off one cabinet door and head over to the molding section of your local home center. Once there, experiment with different molding profiles and patterns by holding them against the cabinet door until you find the right look for your kitchen. Cutting and attaching the molding to the cabinets is a simple home improvement project. Be sure to attach the molding from the backside of the cabinet door using a pneumatic brad nailer or traditional brad nails, driving them at a slight angle to increase the hold.

Looking for more kitchen cabinet upgrade ideas? Read Tom's article, Kitchen Cabinets: Repair, Reface or Replace.


2. Spring into a Blooming Garden

Even though it might still feel like winter in your part of the country, it's officially spring and high time to get that yard and garden ready. If you placed mulch on your flower beds to help protect the garden beds from winter weather, start gradually removing the old mulch to allow the warmth to reach the soil. If you live in warmer parts of the country where the mulch continually provides moisture, refresh the upper layers to keep the beds thriving. Be sure to trim back any winter shrubs or plant growth to prepare and make room for the burst that's about to happen.


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