We all have dreams of renovating our entire home, building a dream house from the ground up, with each and every detail planned to perfection. Unfortunately, however, most of us don’t have the budget for this, or at least we have to save up for many, many years before it can become a reality.
Luckily, home improvements aren’t an all-or-nothing part of life. If you don’t have a major home reno budget, or there’s not a lot of time on your hands, there are still plenty of simple and easy home improvements you could do in a couple of hours.
Add to the Curb Appeal
When it comes to home improvement, most people focus on the interior, which is fair since you do live inside your home. However, that doesn’t mean your house’s exterior shouldn’t get a little love too.
Boost your home’s curb appeal by putting some TLC into the way it looks to a stranger passing by while walking their dog. You could paint your front door, fix up or install a new mailbox, add some greenery and flowers to the front yard and even put up pretty plaques showing the house number for the final touch.
A Lick of Paint
It’s incredible how much of a difference a simple paint job can make to a room. The right paint colour can make a room look bigger and completely change the mood and style in your bedroom, living room or even kitchen.
Add a fresh coat of a simple neutral to spruce up the room, or change things up by picking a brand new colour palette. You can experiment with a focal wall, murals or even wallpaper with a pretty pattern if you’re feeling adventurous.
Transform Your Floors
Installing new flooring is a big-dream renovation project, but there are shortcuts and loopholes to this. Vinyl flooring can give you an expensive look without the heavy price tag of hardwood or other flooring options and it can be done as a DIY project with the help of your husband or a few willing family members.
With no construction needed and a final product that looks luxurious and fresh, what’s holding you back?
Switch to Smart
A smart home system isn’t necessarily cheap, but it’s a quick and easy way to ramp up the way your home functions for you. There are countless benefits of smart home automation – this simple installation will serve you in so many different ways you’ll be thanking yourself for years to come.
Automate your lighting, heating, security system and so much more in your life.
Finally, an absolutely free way to improve your home is to simply do some decluttering. We all build up years and years’ worth of junk that we end up not really needing. It overfills our space and interferes with the style we’re trying to achieve in our homes.
Spend a weekend decluttering and reorganising your cabinets, counter space, pantry, closets, desks, coffee tables and any other area of your home that’s simply filled with stuff.