October 15, 2016
Home improvement can be fun but also quite a bit of work. It seems like something always needs to be done. There are repairs, updates or simply redecorating to make your home more functional or stylish. You may know exactly what you want in improving your home or you may be one of those people who have no clue where to start.
The following is a guide to give you ideas on how to improve your home.
Not only does the inside of your home need attention, but the outside does as well. Regularly mowing your lawn in addition to some simple landscaping can do wonders in improving the appearance of your home. A mulch bed around the edges of your house with a few simple shrubs or pretty flowers is all you really need. You could even just have a mulch bed along the front of your house. This will give your home major curb appeal.
What do you want others to see when they first enter your home? Try to avoid shoe clutter by the door by adding a cubicle or another cute storage option. If you don’t have a closet in your foyer a hall tree can be a great substitute. It’s stylish but also hold jackets, backpacks and shoes.
Also, a pretty rug in the foyer would like nice too. It’s welcoming and adds a pop of color.
Simply adding a fresh coat of paint to any room gives it a fresh and clean look. It’s a nice change and it is not very much work. Get really creative and tape off lines to make a unique design.
Carpet can get dirty and cause allergies. You may not even see what all is hiding in your carpet and who knows how long it’s been there. Check to see if hardwood floors are under them. If so, ripping out the carpet and restoring the hardwood floors may be the best option. Sure, you could replace the carpet but the hardwood floors would look nicer and be easier to clean.
We all accumulate way too many things over the years. Every now and then we need to de-clutter. Don’t hold on to things you know you don’t need or won’t wear. Getting rid of things is freeing and allows you to see the things you actually need or want to keep. Your home will feel bigger too without so many things taking up space. It’s just a great feeling to clear out and you can donate or sell too!
Anything you can do to update in a kitchen or bathroom will add value to your home. Replace an old outdated counter top or replace all of your kitchen appliances with shiny new ones. A new tile floor or painting your cabinets will give a nice updated look too. You can hire a contractor for the big jobs and do the small things yourself.
Of course, home improvement can be quite the task. It takes time and money but you will be glad you did it. You’ll enjoy your updated home and if you decide to sell, the new changes will definitely pay off. Reach out to me here