Home Hacks: Minor Modifications That Make All The Difference
Have a look around your home. How do you feel? Do you feel calm and relaxed? Are you proud to say that this is your home? Or is your eye immediately drawn to all those nagging jobs you’ve never quite got around to finishing? When we renovate and redecorate, we tend to focus on getting the big jobs done and dusted but often, making minor modifications can make all the difference. If you’re keen to take your home to the next level, here are some simple, affordable changes you can make now.
Finishing off those half-baked DIY jobs
Have you got doors hanging off, shelves lying on the floor or storage units, which haven’t yet made it out of the box? If so, it’s time to set aside a couple of days and finish these jobs off. Although they may seem minor, it’s highly likely that you’ll feel much better when they’re done. If you’re not a dab hand when it comes to DIY, and this is why it’s taken so long to get the house in tip-top condition, consider enlisting the help of a handyman. You can save money by doing the work yourself, but if you haven’t got the time or the inclination, this may be a much more appealing option. Ask friends for recommendations, or have a look at the services that are available in your local area online.
Refreshing the paintwork
Painting is something many people dread, but afterwards, it becomes clear why it’s important to make the effort. It may sound incredibly simple, but refreshing your walls and the exterior paintwork can bring your home to life, and give it a much fresher feel. If white walls have become cream or gray or you’re tired of trying to contend with color clashes or garish prints, which were all the rage five years ago, now is the time to sand down those walls, given them a wipe, and choose some new shades. In the spring/summer months, it’s always good to go for light colors, especially if you have small rooms.
Switching your flooring
Flooring has such a dramatic impact on the look of the room. If you have an old carpet that’s frayed at the edges, you’ve fallen out of love with laminate or the bathroom is sporting cracked tiles, consider switching your flooring. Wooden floors are great in both modern and traditional homes, and they complement most styles of décor. In kitchens and bathrooms, tiles are a practical and aesthetically pleasing option. If you’re searching for ideas, have a look around some showrooms, and flick through some magazines. Once you know what kind of look you want to go for, you can compare prices by visiting stores and shopping online.
When you think of a modifying your home, you probably assume that this means spending a fortune and devoting hours of your precious time to building, painting, sanding, and hammering. The truth is that you can achieve incredible transformations by making relatively simple modifications. Once you’ve got the big jobs ticked off, don’t forget those minor details.
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