If your home is looking a little tired and rundown, there are a few DIY or low budget projects you can do to help to bring your home back to life. We have gathered a few ideas to help get you started whether you are upgrading your home or renovating your project home. Check them out below.
A quick lick of paint is sometimes all we need to brighten up our homes, whether you are sticking with the same colour or changing it up. Walls are not the only thing you can paint if your kitchen or bathroom cabinets are looking a bit worse for wear, consider giving them a repaint or a re-vinyl.
Lay a stair runner
The stairs in our home are used every day, with wooden stairs they can incur dents and scratches over the years. To make your staircase feel brand new again you could think about laying a stair runner. This not only hides the blemishes but gives a more homely feel.
Change your blinds or curtains
If you haven’t changed up your blinds or curtains in a while, this is something you should consider. Curtains draw your eye to them, so if your ones are getting old and tattered, we think it’s time to change them up.
Tidy up your garden
Once you have made the inside look nice, you might want to change your focus to the outside areas. Tidying up the hedges or adding a few fairy lights can really transform your garden.
Change up your decor
As seasons change think about updating your decor. For the winter and autumn months bring in burnt orange, burgundy or brown colors and for the summer and spring, think yellow, green and pinks. These don’t have to be major changes, simple things like cushions and throws will do the job.
If you haven’t already, think about adding some smart devices into your home. Smart devices such as Google Home, Amazon Echo or Apple HomePod are great investments to have. You can use them to switch lights on and off, control your heating and set reminders.
Freshen up your entrance
The entrance is what guests see first so make sure your entrance is smart and inviting. Repaint your door a bright color, add some front porch plants and a nice light. When you enter the entrance hall make sure it is clutter-free. Adding a side table with a plant is a nice touch.
Redo your splashback
Redoing your splashbacks can give your kitchen and bathroom a whole new feel. Change up the color and design for a more drastic change.
Patch up leaks
Get fixing those leaks you have been ignoring. Leaving a leak too long can cause more long term damage and be more costly in the long run. While you are at it seal any draughts coming in through windows or the roof.
Your roof is your main protection against leaks and damage and neglecting to fix any repairs can lead to more damage and a bigger expense. As soon as you see any damaged siding and roofing, call a professional to get these looked at and resolved quickly. In many cases, you might be able to claim on your household insurance especially if you need a new roof. Always check your policy beforehand so you know what type of costs to expect if it is covered.
Hanging mirrors in your home can create the illusion of more space. They are also great for bouncing light throughout the house.
For more ideas on improving your home sites like Bellriver project homes, Pinterest or Home Beautiful are a great source of inspiration.
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