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Living in the same space for years and years without any renovations is frustrating. Even the old soul in you longs for a change, something to make the same space more homely and comfortable.
However, one doesn’t always need a big colossal sum to spice up and bring their house up to date. All it takes is a plan, willpower, and some reasonably easy DIY projects that can make a significant difference in the outlook of your home.
Although minor changes such as changing the sheets, and adding cozy decorations, such as cushions and frames, can bring about a great deal of improvement in the living space. Yet, one does grow tired of the same setting quite often than we would like to admit.
So, you can take it upon yourself to spruce up your cabinets or add feature walls depending on your comfort and available time.
If you are an experienced homeowner, there are more serious concerns that need to be taken care of by professionals as soon as possible. For example, Asbestos removal from your home is critical for ensuring the health of the residents.
In addition, taking out the carpets, drawing in more natural light, increasing storage space, polishing the floors, and even adding mirrors or repurposing/upcycling old furniture can bring about a fair shift in your home.
Here is a list of DIY tips that can save you money and make your home beautiful:
Before you begin your DIY renovations, the most critical step is to plan. Research and set up a mood board for what you want to achieve.
What color palette do you want to follow, what theme do you want to achieve, the goal behind your renovations, and most importantly, if you have the time to do it yourself. Going in with a fresh mind and working out all the circumstances is crucial in home improvement.
2. Fresh paint
Refresh the aura of your room by giving it a fresh coat of paint. If you want color on the wall, so be it; if you wish to revert to white, that is as simple as possible. All you need is a can of paint, a paintbrush or roller, and a few coats to revamp the whole room.
If you want the whole room to reflect a mood, all walls can be the same, or an accent wall is always a great way to make change with minimum effort.
It is just that simple: a striped wall in the dining room, a vanity with polka dots surrounding it. You can even use stencils to add patterns that help bring your vision to life.
Similarly, a coat of fresh paint on the kitchen shelves can bring an entirely new ambiance to your kitchen. Adding a new backsplash and color into the space is a great way to change the outlook completely.
3. Increase storage
Revamping your space means making the most out of your space. Including build-ins is a great way to help you organize while giving a good outlook. Making the small spaces and corners in the house into utility shelves also helps a great deal.
Finally, including aesthetic bins and baskets around the house also performs a dual function. Remember, the more storage you have, the more organized all your clutter will be, and as a result, a tidier home.
4. Replace hardware
Upcycling what you already have is a great way to incorporate sentimental value pieces and save yourself some bucks. For example, replacing the hardware on your furniture pieces like the nightstand, chest of drawers, and vanity can bring a modern touch to your home.
Likewise, changing your kitchen cabinets and pantry hardware helps bring it all together. Bathrooms also get elevated by just this simple touch.
5. Expose flooring
Refreshing the flooring will give all the rooms a new essence and make the space look instantly transformed. If you have carpets, strip them off. Exposed flooring brings a sense of openness to the home.
If you already have that, the next step is to clean, polish and refresh the grout. I cannot stress this enough but the satisfaction and sense of accomplishment after is very rewarding. This small change will give a huge impression when you look at the before and after of your space.
6. Organize and declutter
This home improvement task doesn’t require a lot of effort and money. All you need to do is reorganize. Add storage and reorganize your pantry, cupboard, garage, and even the dreaded junk drawers! And while you’re at it, also declutter.
Get rid of things you haven’t used and no longer need. The less, the easier it is to maintain.
7. Bring in the outside
Add greens into your home; it gives a serene look and a fresh breath in the morning. Adding indoor plants enhances the aesthetic, but it also has health benefits. Bringing the outside in also includes channeling in more natural light.
For example, changing your curtains to flowier sheer white or off-white tones gives your windows a relaxed and minimal look.
Crown molding can radically transform a room and is neither expensive nor difficult to install. In addition to installing it along the baseboards and the ceilings, molding can be used to create customized designs on ceilings and walls and around windows and light fixtures. As a result, crown molding enhances the beauty and value of a home.
9. Improve lighting and fixtures
Use more lamps to bring in the soft glow in the evening. Nothing is better than natural sunlight peeking through the doors and windows in the morning. Changing your fixtures and using ones that follow the theme of your home gives a very put-together look as a whole.
Changing the chandelier, adding hanging lamps over the dining area, and even cute artsy ones in the nursery can elevate your space.
Home improvement does not have to be expensive or complicated. A wide range of projects for all budgets and levels of skill and passion can increase the value of your property, whether for prospective buyers or, rather more importantly, for you.
Implementing a handful of these home renovation ideas will enable you to get the most from one of your most valuable properties, whether you plan to keep or sell. And will also give you a sense of accomplishment above all.