As far as home-improvement projects go, it’s not the scale of the changes that you make. Instead, the deciding factor should be the impact that is created. With this mindset, you need not spend thousands of dollars to make an impression. This handpicked selection of home-improvement tips and tricks is suitable for all types of projects.
Before you commit to a new paint color for the exterior of your home, spend some time driving around and looking at homes that you like the look and color scheme of. Paint chips are too hard to envision, so seeing it in person can help you make a better decision.
A small room in your house does not always have to be dark. You can do many quick and easy things to ensure that those rooms are getting the proper amount of light. Always make sure that the windows are clean so light shines in more effectively. A room can look a lot bigger when you use natural light. Also, use light colors on the walls and keep the clutter to a minimum. Your small room suddenly won’t seem so cramped anymore.
Use bleach to maintain a clean toilet bowl. Bleach has a strong smell, but it is terribly effective at killing germs. Reduce the unpleasant odor by selecting a scented bleach.
Focus on interior lighting for your next home improvement project. If you change out your old light bulbs with Compact Fluorescent Lights, you will save energy and money. These bulbs also last longer than traditional lighting choices. This is a very simple project that will have remarkable results on the amount of money you save in energy bills.
If you have a lot of cords hanging out of your entertainment stands then you know what a pain and unsightly view cords can be. You can easily clean up your mess by using Velcro tape, which is widely available, at most stores for about $5. Roll up the unused portions of your cord and hold them together with the Velcro tape for a clean and tidy look.
Interior paint finishes come in a number of textures. For ordinary homeowners there is no reason to select a texture rougher than “eggshell” or “orange peel.” In years gone by much rougher textures (like “popcorn”) were used for walls and ceilings in order to provide visual interest and dampen sound. These textures proved easy to damage and hard to clean, and so fell out of common use.
Spruce up your home’s entry by applying new paint and buying a new doormat. The entrance plays a critical role as it is the first area that guests will see as they come for a visit. Simple touches, such as a new welcome mat and bright potted plants, can give a good first impression.
Even if you have only a hundred dollars at your disposal, there are many affordable and accessible home-improvement projects that can have a great impact on the appearance of your house. Keep the advice from this article in mind as you begin to plan out your next home and garden project.