Here are some top tips on the small ways to improve your home.
What is it about home improvement that can be so stressful? Why is it that so many people want to do it but don’t enjoy the process, even if it means their homes will look amazing and be more comfortable to live in afterwards?
It’s mostly to do with the disruption that home improvements cause, whether you’re doing them yourself or hiring experts to help you. Because of this, many people put off the bigger jobs altogether and make do.
However, just because you don’t want to do the bigger jobs (or you need to really build up to them mentally), that doesn’t mean smaller jobs wouldn’t be useful.
In fact, there are many different small ways you can improve your home that won’t cause any disruption at all. Read on to find out what some of them are.
Remove the Clutter to Improve Your Home
It might be that your home itself is absolutely fantastic – you might have modern décor, up-to-date appliances, and comfortable furniture. It might be the ideal size for you and your family. It might be in the perfect location.
And yet you’ll still feel uncomfortable and as though there are things you should be doing to improve your home.
Take a step back and reassess because it might just be that you need to declutter. Over the years, we collect a lot of things. Whether it’s clothes, books, DVDs, or just general household items, the longer we live in a place and the more we do, the more ‘things’ we’ll have around us.
At some point, that will get too much, and that’s why things start to feel uncomfortable. You can instantly improve your home by thinning out these items and decluttering, either by selling, using Extraspace Storage, or giving things away (or, as a last resort, throwing things out).
Have Things Serviced
Broken items within your home are never a good thing. Firstly, they look off-putting and make your home less comfortable. Secondly, once something is broken, it usually costs more to fix, assuming it can be fixed at all.
Therefore, if you don’t want to run the risk of this happening, it’s best to have items regularly serviced rather than waiting for something to go wrong.
Not only will this mean you won’t be without something important, such as your HVAC system or your boiler, for example, but it also means you’ll pay less – servicing won’t cost as much as repairs. On top of that, when you have appliances serviced, they’ll last longer, saving you more money.
Change The Color
Although you might think that your home needs to be completely renovated and made over, it might not be as drastic as that.
In many cases, at least in living areas rather than bathrooms and kitchens, it can be as simple as changing the color with a new coat of paint.
This can be enough to brighten up and freshen up any room, and it will be quicker and easier than a big renovation job.
The good news is that there will be less disruption too, which makes the task an easier one to take on, although it might still be worth getting experts in to help you out – you’ll have a great finish if you do.
New Lighting Fixtures
Another small way to change up your home is by adding new lighting fixtures.
Lighting can change the feel of a room, and by adding new light fixtures you can brighten things up.
This is also a relatively cheap change to make, and it can have a big impact. you may want to switch from harsh overhead lighting to softer, more ambient lighting.
Rearrange Your Furniture
One way to change the look of your home without actually making any changes is to simply rearrange your furniture.
By moving things around you can change the flow of a room and make it feel completely different.