Are you tired of expensive home improvement ideas that don’t last for even a single season?
Well, home renovation can be expensive. But, you don’t have to break your bank to make long-lasting improvements on the look of your home. There are lots of practical, pennywise ideas that you can use to break up with your outdated home design for good.
You only have to be willing to put in a little bit of work and work-out these 5 home improvement ideas to transform your home into a space you will cherish.
1. Make your entryway more inviting
If your front door does not convey a welcoming vibe, it’s time to do some renovations. Your front door needs to look modern, stylish and have the ability to keep your guests intrigued of what to expect next.
If you have an old and rusty front door, consider buying a new one. Go for one that has contemporary fittings, incorporate vivid colors and find one that blends well with the outdoor look of your home.
For a more inviting look, spruce up the front door area with potted plants, new lighting, and a welcome mat. Any other addition to your front door that provides both a sense of style and a mirror of the aesthetic of your home is recommended.
2. Hang a better ceiling
Despite all home improvements people make, the ceiling seems to be one of the areas that’s easily forgotten. But with the right ceiling design, you can give your room a stylish, inimitable character that will leave a lasting impression. Here are a few tips that you need to consider when changing your ceiling;
- Start by painting the ceiling. Try color blue for a more relaxing environment or silver if the light in your rooms is not enough.
- If your ceiling is low, make sure to adjust the ceiling to about 7-8 feet from the floor,if possible. This makes the space look bigger and gives you a lot more space to hang your chosen lighting fixtures..
- Ditch your old fan and look for a modern and more efficient fan. Alternatively, you can repaint the fan to match your internal décor.
3. Brighten up
With the right lighting, you can make any room look brighter and bigger. Replace your lighting fixtures with new energy-efficient bulbs and modern lamps. For each room add at least three sources of light. You can have; the overhead lighting, specific lighting (table) and ambient (decorative) lighting.
For the darker corners of your home add dimmable, fluorescent lights or incandescent bulbs to give you that perfect warm glow designer homes are known for. These areas are often neglected but can become more beautiful and functional when properly lit.
Don’t forget to breathe new life into your chandelier and any old lighting fixtures by dusting, painting or polishing them to a gleam. Replacing all your lighting fixtures can be expensive. But repainting can help them match the new look of the other existing fixtures and décor.
4. Refresh your home with new paint
When it comes to home improvements, painting is one of the few things that can dramatically improve and refresh the look of your home. No matter the choice of paint you choose, changing the color of your home can create a new appearance and scrap of its old look.
However, painting your home to the desired look is more than just covering your walls with thick layers of paint. You need to look for the right color for each room in your house. If a room looks old, choose a paint that will add a burst of brilliant look on it. You can also choose to go for decorative wallpaper or a faux finish for a small room.
When repainting, make sure to go around the house and do quick paint touch-ups where the existing paint is chipped or peeling.
5. Add energy-efficient windows
Windows, too, are worthy of your attention when looking to change the appearance of your home. When upgrading your windows it is important to have energy-efficiency in mind.
Install blinds and curtains. Alternatively, you can install window tints and shades. Window films act like sunglasses, making your windows look more private, and stylish.
With the energy-efficient windows, you’ll be able to save a few dollars on your electric bills and cater to other deserving needs.
6. Freshen up your tiles
Getting rid of stains on the tile and grout is hard. Surprisingly, it is easy to remedy this by using a refinishing kit. A refinishing kit can help your tiles look new without actually having to get new tiles. You only need to use a designated tub and your refinishing kit and closely follow the directions on the kit.
It’s not about the huge renovation projects,
It’s the small changes that make the biggest impact when it comes to home improvements. Tackle these do-it-yourself home improvements ideas and see how easy it is to upgrade your space without having to commit a lottery-size amount of money on home renovations.