Easy Home Improvement Tips for Busy Homeowners

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Do you want to give your home a new look without much cost and time involved for a complete renovation? There are plenty of easy DIY home improvement tasks you can take on, which will help transform your space.

No matter how your house’s size is, it feels like it takes forever to clean up when it’s a mess. And while you’re busy in terms of your professional life and spending time with friends and family, you might feel like you don’t have enough time to clean or improve your space. Here are some easy tips for home improvement that you must follow, whether you’re super busy or not:

 

Concentrate on curb appeal.

Green grass fieldDivide your renovation plan into small, attainable targets, and then start with the most visible area to the outer world. You may hide the indoor imperfections behind walls, but you can’t conceal a flawed exterior. That is why your primary focus should be on curb appeal. So, make sure that your lawn is taken care of, there are garden-fresh flowers, and your front door isn’t tarnished. Repaint and fix the exteriors wherever necessary.

Ditch outdated fixtures for new ones instead.

It’s incredible what a new fixture does for any room. Chuck those frosted glass pendants in the kitchen away, go for contemporary glass globe fixtures complete with lightbulbs, replace old ceiling fans with modern and efficient fans. If you already have the wires in place, swapping in new light fixtures won’t be a problem and will significantly improve any room.

Don’t clean it unless it looks dirty.Person in blue gloves holding white textile

If you want to save time and keep your home clean, then only clean the things that look dirty. This practice is beneficial for your immune system as it lets you focus well on the areas required to be cleaned, rather than attempting to clean everything for the sake of cleaning. Doing this, you allow your body to be exposed to a bit of dirt, which keeps your immune system in check while simultaneously saving time and having a house that looks impeccable.

Engage in urgent home projects first.

When it comes down to indoors, undertake projects which are urgent. You may come across some home improvements that are more urgent than others. For instance, if your family has expanded and you now want to increase the living spaces in your home, adding up a new bedroom would be a more urgent project than renovating the kitchen.

Opt for a soft yellow glow rather than harsh white light.Hanged pendant lamps

You can entirely change the atmosphere of your home simply by replacing any harsh white bulbs with soothing yellow ones. Be sure to pick LEDs so that your new bulbs last for a longer duration. You can also install dimmers in place of existing light switches so that you can decide the brightness in each room depending on the time of day and ambience.

Convert unused corners with shelving for maximum utility.

You may have corners in your home that you don’t know what to do with them. One such solution is to install some simple floating shelves, which provide you extra storage space and look terrific simultaneously. Though it requires a bit of woodwork, it’s worth taking a previously unused corner and turning it into a statement corner.

Update your furniture into something new.

If you’re sick and tired of your old furniture but don’t want to incur the cost of replacements, go with the next best choice and upgrade your existing pieces. There are many creative options for reviving old furniture such as painting, re-upholstering and using adhesive contact paper to add shapes and designs.

Freshen up your bathroom area.White ceramic sink near white ceramic sink

You don’t need to invest in a total bathroom renovation if you’re a busy homeowner. Just freshening up a few things, especially the tiles and sink will suffice. Replace anything stained or dysfunctional, and then eliminate dust and mold from the surfaces. Fix the lighting as well to build the space to be more comfortable and brighter.

Include outside elements in your house.

Even simple potted plants freshen the air and add a dose of joyfulness and vigor to any room, renewing any dull corners in the house. Start easy by choosing a durable plant that is tough to destroy. You can even go with artificial greenery or flowers. But be sure to acquire high-quality ones so they don’t look overly fake.

Brown cardboard boxes on brown wooden tableClear all the things you don’t use anymore.

You may have items sitting around your home that you no longer need nor use. We hold on to stuff because they have special memories for us, or we assume that we’ll utilize them later, but letting clutter happen can have negative consequences for our lives. Getting rid of your junk will free up some more space around your house. It will also keep you from getting too attached to your belongings and make it easier for you to focus.

Replace cabinet hardware.

Though getting new cabinets are costly, new cabinet hardware can give an equally dramatic boost to your kitchen or bathroom appearance for considerably less money. Choose a style that adds to the current style of your cabinets while also giving them an exciting new look. You can follow the same for dresser drawers in the bedroom.

Keep a shoe rack by the entrance.

Rather than counting on your family and guests to leave their shoes by the door, consider getting a shoe rack. This makes it effortless for people to take their shoes off and place them away immediately after arriving at your house, which keeps your floors neater and the space by your front door more organized.

Make use of tart warmers and candles.White pillar candles on brown wooden table

While tart warmers and candles won’t necessarily clean your home, they can do a lot to alter the ambience in your house. Choosing warm and welcoming fragrances will make your house not only smell good but make it more appealing and alluring than it otherwise may appear. Another perk of having some candles and tart warmers in your house is that they emit a soft, ambient glow.

 

It doesn’t matter how hectic your schedule is, as you will always yearn to improve your home in various ways. You might feel the need to do necessary repairs and maintenance tasks to change your residence into a progressive, customized home. If you can’t make time for makeovers, hire someone to do it and focus on areas differing on how valuable they are within the home.

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