Restoring life to your home doesn't have to cost a small fortune. In fact, you can give your home's interior or exterior a new look easily by making a few simple changes.
Creating a Theme Room
If you like to travel the world, chances are you have plenty of souvenirs and pictures collected from many different parts of the globe. You can use these memorabilia to bring life to an empty wall and a smile to your face with each passing. You can also hang pieces of fine art on the walls and if you don't currently have any, you can go in-store or online at M.S. Rau Antiques to find original paintings for sale. There's a wide variety of options to choose from, so you're sure to find something that fits both your taste and your decor.
A Fresh Coat of Paint
Nothing restores newness to a room better than a fresh coat of paint. Not only does it give you a clean slate to work from, but it can set the mood for the entire room decor. And, as an added bonus, painting a room is something you can do yourself, cutting the costs to a can or two of paint, a few brushes, tape and a tray.
Renovate Your Home's Exterior
If you want your home to have a clean, well-maintained appearance, put a few dollars into your home's exterior. You can give it a fresh coat of paint and replace the existing garage door. Or, if the door still looks good but the hardware reveals its age, spruce it up with some garage door replacement parts.
Overgrown vegetation can leave your home looking unkempt. A great way to enhance its curb appeal is to trim tree limbs away from the home and clear weeds and debris. This will also prevent damage to your home such as leaks on the roof and insects that use plants close to the foundation as an easy way to gain access to your home.
If you've lived in your existing home for several years, chances are good that you have a lot of things lying around that consume much of the space. Decluttering and removing the items you no longer need or want will free up space in each room, giving your home's interior a clean and fresh look. With the items you decide on parting with, you can sell them at a yard sale or online, or if you prefer, donate them to a local church or the Salvation Army. Use the extra money you make to buy something new for the home or put towards a room makeover.
Establishing order in your home will give each space a clean, kept appearance. The good news is that for not a lot of money, you can purchase storage containers in a wide range of sizes, colors, shapes and materials that best suit your needs. For the garage, plastic totes with locking lids keep your supplies protected from damage and most, give you the ability to stack them two or three high. In the living room, bedroom and the bathroom, you can hide clutter and create additional storage by adding fashionable and functional baskets or fabric bins.
Update Lighting Fixtures
Replacing older lighting fixtures instantly enhances the look of any room. Glass pendant lights and newer chandeliers spark visual interest while track lights allow you to bring a source of light to a specific area.
If your floors and carpets have stains or worn spots, it makes the entire room look old. Thankfully, you don't have to spend thousands replacing your floors; all you need to do is give them some TLC. For wood floors, sand them and refinish them with a fresh coat of lacquer. And, for your carpets, you can steam clean them or if they need help beyond your machines capabilities, call in a professional service.
Giving your home a facelift is something that most homeowners can do on their own or with very little assistance from professional services. In the end, you'll admire it often and wonder why you didn't tackle the projects sooner.