5 perfect DIY projects to knock out over Labor Day weekend


Summer is one of the best times of year — but it can be hard on your home. The kids have been home from school, the hot sun has been beating down on your house and you’ve probably hosted several parties, all leading to increased wear and tear on your space. If all of that summertime fun has left your home in need of a little pick-me-up, then consider the long Labor Day weekend as the perfect time to knock out a few DIY projects.

To help homeowners check some items off of their to-do lists over the holiday weekend, Lowe’s is having a fantastic Labor Day sale on patio furniture, grills, paint, appliances and more.

If you’re in need of a little inspiration, here are some home improvement project ideas to get you started!

1. Update Your Outdoor Furniture

If all of those summer soirees took a toll on your deck or patio furniture, the end of the season is the perfect time to replace it. With a new outdoor sofa or dining table, you’ll be ready when next summer rolls around.

The end-of-summer deals makes now the perfect time to save big and add some style to your green space while saving some major green in your wallet.


2. Pick Up A New Grill

If your grill has seen better days after too many barbecues, then Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to grab a new one. The Char-Broil Gas2Coal Black Dual-Function Combo Grill is a hybrid charcoal and gas grill— you can convert from gas to charcoal in only three steps.

According to the reviews, it’s a great grill if you love to cook with charcoal, but don’t want to take the time for the coals to warm. According to one reviewer, “I was looking for a charcoal grill, but could not pass up on a quick-and-easy to light and heat up gas grill for those quick, last minute meals…It takes about 10-15 minutes to fully heat up all the charcoal and then it’s ready to grill.”

This grill also comes with side burner and this Labor Day’s promotional price is $249 (regularly $299).


3. Perk Up Your Home With Fresh Paint

Want to totally change a room without investing a ton of time and money on renovation projects? Simply change the color of the room with new paint! You’ll save $10 to $40 via rebate with purchase of select paint and primer at Lowe’s between Aug. 22 and Sept. 5.

If your home’s curb appeal is running low, refresh the exterior with a new coat of stain, sealant or resurfacer. Select 114-ounce cans are marked down during Lowe’s Labor Day sale from Aug. 22 through Sept. 5.

Need some inspiration or painting how-to tips? Get ideas here!


4. Transform Your Kitchen With New Cabinets

The kitchen is the heart of the home — and probably the spot where your family and guests spend a lot of time. Replacing dated kitchen cabinets can have a huge visual impact on the space.

Fortunately, Lowe’s has a great Labor Day sale on cabinets: All KitchenCraft and Diamond custom-made cabinets are 20 percent off retail price with a purchase of at least $3,500. The cabinetry clearance is available now through Sept. 5!


5. Replace Old Appliances

Nothing lasts forever — including your trusty dishwasher, refrigerator, washer and dryer. If some of your appliances are on the fritz, you’ll be glad to know that Lowe’s has select items for up to 40 percent off from Aug. 22 through Sept. 12. It’s the perfect time to make an upgrade and you can even cut energy costs with some of the latest energy-efficient models.


DIY & Improvement, Home

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