Perhaps, as of now, you may have come to terms with the realization that there’s just so much you can do in your home to improve it. Whether you’re living in a relatively new home or an aging one, there’s always a thing or two that you can do to make it better. Fortunately, not all home improvement projects have to be time and money-consuming. There are those on the easier side of the repairs that will create just as much impact as the bigger projects.
If there’s anything that staying at home the past year has taught you, it may have been that you’re the master of DIY. Even with minimal updates, these can make your home look – and feel new.
Are you looking for easy home improvement projects to do around your home? This article got you covered. Here are some easy tips to help you do some updates in your home.
1. Increase Storage Space
Having enough storage space is one of the best secrets to having a clean and clutter-free home. When everything has its place, you won’t have to worry about leaving belongings all over the place or simply dumping them all together in one cabinet.
Hence, if you’ve felt as if you’re low on storage, take a good look around your home. Perhaps there are sneaky ways for you to add more storage space. Hint: you can think vertically.
2. Upgrade Your Appliances
Upgrading your appliances is another easy change in your home because you only need to buy new ones and install these. For as long as you’ve got the budget for it, then why not.
Perhaps your television is long due for a major repair or a brand new one? Your microwave or oven is defective? Is your refrigerator too small for when you’ve got to shop in bulk to avoid physical exposure to other people? Or are there kitchen appliances that are no longer working well that you can give away to make room for new and more energy-efficient ones?
Now’s the time for you to start shopping for new appliances, as a part of the kitchen updates you’ll undertake!
3. Repaint Your Walls
Repainting your walls is a very easy, affordable, and quick fix to your home. If you dedicate a weekend to it, you’ll be surprised at how much you can actually cover!
Don’t underestimate the power that a fresh coat of paint can bring. It’ll instantly make you feel as if you’re living in a new home. It can also bring new life to your home if its current paint has long been worn out.
If it’s your basement that you’ll be repainting, a fresh new coat of light-colored paint is a great way to brighten a basement. So, it doesn’t have to feel like a scary, cold, and dark dungeon.
4. Change Your Flooring
If you’ve long had carpeted floors all-around your home the entire time you’ve been living there, it’s time to bid those carpets a happy farewell.
Strip these all off, and expose your floor’s natural wood! These elements are in for this year, and it’s a classic way to make your home look and feel new.
Plus, on the up-side, now you won’t have to worry about scrubbing and vacuuming your fully-carpeted floor so often to keep your home more sanitary.
The natural wooden floors are easier to maintain, plus these can make your home look more elegant and luxurious as well.
5. Boost Natural Light
As more people stay at home, they value the need for natural light and air to come in through their homes more.
There’s no better way to make your home a healthy sanctuary to live in than to boost natural light. If you have large windows and have covered them with very thick curtains, why not replace these with two layers of lighter ones. That way, you can use one fabric during the day and then close up with the thicker one at night.
6. Enhance Lighting
Along with boosting natural light, you may also want to enhance the artificial lighting in your home. It means replacing any old bulbs and outdated lighting fixtures with brand new ones.
For instance, you’ve got bright white lights in your home this whole time. Why not give warm whites or yellow hues a try. It can boost the overall relaxing feel in your home. You can also buy new floor and desk lamps, especially if the ones you have now are already out of style.
As you can see, you don’t need to spend much to turn your house into a home. Even the small changes can make a huge difference as long as you’re consistent with your home’s aesthetics. It is your personal space, so you should have the freedom to decorate it as you please. The tips above can form part of the home projects you’ll complete for this year – so you don’t have to dread so much having to stay at home again for what seems like another year.