Over time, there’s a natural wear and tear that comes with living in your home. This can end up making your home feel quite tired, and you can find yourself falling out of love with the property. Here are some fixes to make your home look brand new again.
A bathroom renovation is something that can really improve the appearance of your home. Bathrooms can often become outdated and can suffer the most of daily wear and tear. If your bathroom is quite old, then it’s worth investing some money into renovating your bathroom. This will hopefully increase the value of your home and make your experience of showering or having a bath, a lot more enjoyable. Ensure that you keep your design quite sleek and neutral in colors. You can add bold colors with the use of soft furnishings like your bathroom rugs and towels. Rainfall showers are very popular currently and can add a touch of luxury to your bathroom. If you don’t have the budget to do it all at once, start with individual projects such as replacing the toilet or installing a new sink. Smaller projects like fixing on new tiles or a new mirror are going to cost a lot less but still make a big impact.
Fix The Cabinets In Your Kitchen
Kitchen cabinets are often the first to go when it comes to their hinges. They can also get scratched and scuffed up by being too heavy-handed. Just by fixing your cabinets, you can make your kitchen feel like it’s had a renovation itself. If you want to improve the appearance, depending on the material, you can remove it and sand it down. Then you’re able to add a new color of paint, stain or varnish, whatever works best on the material. You could even replace the handles with something a little more quirky or suited to the style of your kitchen accessories.
Add A Fresh Coat Of Paint
Adding a fresh coat of paint doesn’t need to cost much and is a great way of touching up any areas of the property that have been scuffed or scratched over time. Make sure you are painting during the hotter months, so you’re able to leave the windows open in order to air the fumes out. If you want to go that one step further, you could always paint your walls a different color or maybe just one wall to make it a feature.
Update Your Upholstery
When it comes to upgrading parts of your home, your upholstery can be one of the best ways of making your furniture look brand new again. And it doesn’t need to cost you the earth either! This is something that you can DIY if you’ve got the skills, but if not, then it’s worth contacting someone who can reupholster any furniture like your dining chairs or sofas that have worn away. Of course, as a temporary solution, it may be worth adding some soft furnishings to cover up any damages. By upgrading your upholstery, it saves you the cost of having to fork out a lot of money on brand new furniture. This way, you can get the same effect for the fraction of the price.
Rearrange Your Furniture
Sometimes updating your home, so it looks new, doesn’t need to cost you any money whatsoever. Rearranging the furniture in your room can completely change the way it looks, and the atmosphere changes. Start with bigger items of furniture and move it into a new area of the room. You may have moved in and just picked a spot the first time around, but you may find that this new area makes for a more comfortable living situation that saves on space or works better with the space. Do this for every room, and you’ll end up getting that feeling of living in a new property, and it hasn’t had any impact on your bank balance!
Bring In More Natural Light
There are many ways to bring in more natural light which can be a great mood booster for you and your household. Start by considering if your windows need replacing. They could be quite small, and therefore a CS window replacement might be suitable in taking full advantage of any natural light that shines into your property during the day. It’s also worth making sure you have the right blinds or curtains hanging up as this can affect the amount of light, especially if they’re heavy or thick in material. There’s also plenty of light bulbs now that mimic natural light so even if you don’t get any sunshine on your property, it’s worth investing in this type of lighting.
Focus On The Exterior Too
There’s so much you can do with the interior of your home, but it’s also the exterior that can make your home feel brand new too. Giving your walls a power wash can help remove any grime or dirt and leaves you with a shiny new exterior. Be sure to spend time on your outdoor space by mowing the lawn regularly and replanting any dead plants or flowers that you come across.
Installing decking and fixing any broken fencing can help shape your outdoor space better. Perhaps your front door could do with replacing, or maybe just a coat of bold paint will make it pop. Add some outdoor furniture so that it makes your garden more appealing and so that you’re able to make use of it for when guests or other family members come over. There is so much that you can focus on when it comes to your exterior of the property, it can make a huge difference in how new it looks.
Hopefully, all these fixes that you can make to your home will help improve the overall look. We can often forget about maintaining our property, especially as we get busy. But it’s worth updating it every so often so that you can enjoy the space you’re in again.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.