Updating your home doesn’t have to cost an exorbitant amount of money. In fact, in many cases, it can be as simple and free as throwing out old items or trimming back the hedges in your garden.
Renovating your home is not only beneficial to your psychological well being, it can add significant value if trying to sell, increasing your overall chances of attracting potential buyers. Below are some guaranteed ways of revamping your home without having to break the bank to do so.
Brighten up the walls
Changing from dark-colored walls to bright ones is a proven technique for creating the illusion of a bigger and more open space, as well as helping to lift the mood of a room. A new coat of paint also carries the benefit of adding a layer of protection to your walls, guarding it from wear and tear, water damage and the effects of inclement weather.
If you don’t want to fork out on paint for the entire house, then touching up the skirting boards is an effective way of drawing attention away from tired-looking walls.
Swap curtains for blinds
Replacing worn out curtains with streamlined blinds like the ones found at Blinds by Design, will instantly provide your home with a refreshing new feel, offering a style that is crisp, versatile and elegant.
Blinds are good regulators of sunlight, keeping the temperature of the room at a comfortable level, making them efficient energy savers too. Giving your windows the right treatment is essential for keeping a home looking up-to-date and smart.
Put up some shelves
Providing every item in your home with its own place is an ingenious tactic for keeping space free from clutter and adding order to each room. Shelves offer a simple solution, being cheap to buy (or make) and using areas of the room that may otherwise be uninhabited, such as in corners or on the walls.
Filling them with books, ornaments and glasses will add a touch of class to a room, while at the same time keeping floor space free for furniture and rugs.
Do some decluttering
Adopting a minimalist attitude and reducing excess clutter within your home can have a number of positive effects. Studies suggest that decluttering can help stimulate creativity, lower stress, purify the air, and improve productivity, while generating an aesthetic you can be proud of.
Homes filled with clutter can prevent people from forming and maintaining relationships as they shy away from inviting friends and family over for fear of being judged. If the idea of even starting to tackle the pile of clutter fills you with fear, then hiring a professional to support you through the process is a clever option.
Repaint your front door
Having pride in your home starts at the front door and, luckily, making it look appealing will take no longer than a few hours work and a tin or two of paint. Make sure to spend a good amount of time picking a color that reflects the rest of the house.