The only thing that’s constant in this world is change. And, as you go through life, your house will also move along with you. Your evolution in style, taste, needs, and preferences goes hand-in-hand with your home. After all, this is your personal space. It’s your refuge after a long day out.
If there’s anything the past year has opened your eyes to, perhaps, it’s, perhaps, certain improvements your home is in dire need of, and the things you need to buy and replace, like gutter supplies, cleaning materials, appliances, and linen, among others.
You don’t need a big budget to create viable improvements in your home. There are easy improvements that can also have a big impact, such as the following:
1. Make Your Rooms Look Fresh With Paint
There’s no better way to give your rooms that fresh look than with a new coat of paint. This is a very easy upgrade as it’s something you can easily do by yourself, plus a can of primer and paint will usually go a long way. You’ll be surprised at how much you can cover in your home, with little time and expense.
You can easily achieve your most desired style preference by painting your walls. For instance, if you’re no longer feeling the dark walls of your home, painting them with brighter colors is a good way to breathe new life to them.
2. Power Wash Your Home’s Exterior
Even if you don’t live on the highways, over time, your home’s exterior will look drab and dirty as dust, molds, and other elements develop on and stick to it. While these may not seem too visible to you, but once you inspect closely, that’s when reality kicks in.
A good way to clean your home’s exterior efficiently is to power wash all the side walls. If you don’t have a power washer with you, call in the services of a professional power washer instead.
3. Update Your Lighting
Lighting changes everything. If you’ve had bright white lights all over your home all this time, you might want to switch things up by having warm, yellow lights in some areas. These can include your outdoor deck, living area, foyer, and even your rooms. Warm, yellow lights will instantly make a home look cozier.
Apart from switching up the hues of your light, you can also change the lighting fixtures. For instance, there may be ceiling lights that are outdated. Even this minor change can already improve the overall appearance of the room.
4. Create A Beautiful Curb
Your curb is the very first thing that outsiders will immediately notice about your home, so it has to make a positive first impression.
Start with your front lawn. If it had previously just been a messy garden of plants, it may be a good time to start landscaping. If you can’t hire a landscaper, worry not as there are many garden DIY projects that are easy to do. If you give it time and passion, it won’t even look like you did it yourself. As to your front door area, bring it some life, too. At the very least, make sure it’s always clean and clutter-free.
5. Change The Knobs
This is, perhaps, one of the easiest ways you can give your home a face lift. Change all the knobs or hardware on each cabinet in every room! While this may only be a minor thing, the change will be noticeable. It’s time to bid your outdated hardware a sweet adieu. It’ll even make all your cabinets look brand new.
6. Expose The Natural Floors
This applies if you’re one of those homeowners who have carpeted floors everywhere in their home. This year, why not have those carpets stripped off? Expose the hardwood floors your home inherently came with.
Your house will look so much better when you’re dying (and dirty) carpets are no longer there. Plus, this is a home improvement that’ll also make your life easier. You no longer have to worry about consistently scrubbing or steaming the carpets to get rid of any dirt and stain.
7. Restock Your Linen Closet
Go through each room in your house and evaluate the linen you have.
Perhaps, you’ve still been using and keeping those that are torn and weary. However, if you’re no longer confident about your guests seeing and using these linens, then it’s time for a replacement for your blankets, duvet covers, pillow cases, towels, or even your curtains. You may also take this one step further by having a proper linen storage system in place, too.
Hopefully, this list of easy and affordable upgrades has gotten you inspired to make that change in your home. Take it one item or area at a time. Once you’re done with the project, your home will surely look brand new and feel better.