7 home improvements that give your home a fresh look

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7 home improvements that give your home a fresh look

As soon as you get the title of a homeowner, you instantly become responsible for each and everything in your home and stuck in the vicious cycle of home improvements for life! Does your home look like an old shack; unexciting and monotonous? If your answer is yes, then you’ve hit the right spot. Check out 7 home improvements that can freshen up your home and make it warm and welcoming.

1. Splash of Color

A fresh layer of paint on the walls of your home can give an instant uplift to the look of your home. You may not necessarily paint the entire home, but applying fresh paint on even one wall of each room can life the aesthetic appeal of your room. Brighter and deeper shades of colour such as bright blue, green or terracotta, etc, can change the entire appearance and feel of the room.

2. Get Rid of Clutter

Give your home a fresh look by getting rid of all the clutter. Take out all the old dishes, toys, clothes, furniture that is unused and taking unnecessary space. More space and fewer things in your home will make it look welcoming and fresh. You can put the old furniture up for sale in a garage sale, which is a great way to get some extra cash.

3. Light Fixtures and Bulbs

Brighten up your home with new light fixtures and bulbs. Light fixtures can set the mood for a room so make sure you choose them while keeping in mind the design and functionality. Each room requires a different type of light fixtures. For e.g. choose decorative light fixtures for the dining room that give off, soft light, giving a calming effect to the room.

4. Bathroom Remodeling

Bathrooms are most used in any home so they can wear out sooner than other rooms. Improve your bathroom by replacing old taps with new ones. Get a new towel hanger; add a small decoration piece in the corner such as a vase with artificial flowers, a new air freshener or a new rack for toiletries. If your budget allows, then you get a new sink, toilet or a fresh counter top for a new look.

5. Kitchen Upgrade

The most commonly used areas of any home is the kitchen. Some homes have open kitchens with casual dining areas too, so it is likely to need frequent improvements. If your kitchen cabinets are functionally fit and not broken or chipped, you can shine them up with DIY paint. In a day’s time, transform your kitchen from dull and dreary to lively and bright.  Also check for any leaks, or cracks, fix them to prevent any huge plumbing problem.

6.  Clean Carpets

Carpets and rugs can go dirty, especially when you have kids or pets in the house. Food scraps are unavoidable and so is all the dirt. Give the rugs in your home a thorough cleaning. Use carpet cleaners available in the market that makes the job easy. A clean and washed carpet can give a fresh feel to the room, without spending a fortune on buying new rugs.

7. Top up the Trims

Spruce up your windows by polishing the window trims and give the interior of your home a fresh look. A fresh layer of polish, or paint on the trims can suddenly lift the spirit of the room, coupled with a fresh layer of pain in the house, it can do wonders.

Most of these home improvements are inexpensive, so you’re not left with an empty pocket towards the end. Homes require improvements to maintain the state of the home. What you must not overlook is the need for repair and maintenance of leaking pipes and taps. Plumbing problems can turn your house into a mess if they are not taken care of in time. Hire a professional plumber who can solve all your plumbing problems.

Author Bio:

Alan Alaxandar is a writer having an experience in writing for small businesses. Currently he is working for Doherty Plumbing Solutions Find Alan on Twitter, Facebook, and on Google+.

Topics: Bathroom, Cost of Ownership, Exteriors, Flooring, Going Green, Kitchen, Remodeling, Sustainability Trends & Statistics

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