We’re spending more time at home nowadays, after spending almost 2 years inside due to a pandemic, and a ‘new-normal’ post-pandemic which involves many people working from home. Giving your home a facelift is an exciting notion if you can afford it. Home upgrades are a terrific opportunity to bring in new chapters of your life as your and your family’s requirements change, or even if you just want a new look in the house. We have put together a list of relatively easy home improvement tips catering for a range of budgets.
Paint can totally refresh your home. You can utilise paint in many places in your house in more areas than you may first think about. Of course, the traditional walls and ceilings can be painted. You could try changing the colour of your walls and roof, or even a fresh lick of white paint will brighten the room up. There are also painting techniques you can use with tape to give a multi-coloured, wallpaper look to your walls using paint. If you are refreshing your room, you could consider doing the skirtings and doors too. A new coat of white gloss will add to any room. If you’re more concerned about changing your kitchen, you could paint your kitchen cabinets to give your kitchen a refresh. If this is a route you go down and are trying to renovate your kitchen without doing a full replacement, you could try wrapping your kitchen cabinets to match your newly painted cabinets, to give your kitchen the overall makeover try replacing handles on drawers and cupboards. Paint can be used in any room, but be sure to protect the other furniture in the room, or take it out if you can.
Cleaning is something that is regularly done in our homes so we won’t bore you with the basics, but a deep clean is certainly a home improvement idea. Even the cleanest houses might benefit from a full cleaning every now and again. To prevent being overwhelmed while thoroughly cleaning a house, divide the activity into smaller, more doable activities. These activities can include; cleaning windows, cleaning flooring, and cleaning individual rooms such as the kitchen, and the bathroom. Using utensils such as a magic sponge to clean walls will get rid of any marks, it will not only make it cleaner but also look better, certainly making it a home improvement tip. After cleaning, you can add in new candles. Don’t forget about the exterior of your home, try cleaning the garden path, outside walls or gutters – call in the experts here.
You’ll be surprised at how much detritus, including bacteria, dust, and filth, has built into your carpets over time, even if you clean regularly. If you think about when your carpets were last changed and you can’t remember, this is a clear sign that you may need to replace them. There’s nothing quite like the experience of stepping onto a brand-new carpet, and this one may make your home appear brand-new. They don’t last forever, so you might want to consider getting a new one. Carpets are a long-term purchase so don’t jump right in and make a decision you may regret. Much of your room will have to be focused around your carpet, so try and choose a colour you know you will be happy with or a neutral colour that is easy to work around.
Upgrade your Garden
Home improvement tips are not limited to the inside of your home, as already mentioned you can work on the outside of your home. Another result of the pandemic has been a growing interest in how we use our gardens. Without the opportunity to go outside and even spend our birthdays outside, homeowners have been forced to concentrate on turning their gardens into enjoyable, multi-purpose environments. However, post-pandemic gardens are still in use more than before by many folk. There are many ways to improve your garden, you could install a decking or patio area, or change the current area you have. You could invest in new garden furniture for your garden, or for a more budget-friendly improvement, you could replace small things such as small garden decorations like rugs, cushions etc. You can also improve the look of your garden with plants.
Home improvement does not have to be expensive or difficult. A wide range of projects for all budgets and levels of ability and passion may increase the value of your property, whether for future purchasers or, perhaps more importantly, for you. Implementing a handful of these home renovation ideas can help you get the most out of one of your most valuable properties, whether you plan to remain or sell.