Be it a newly built home, an apartment in a maintained community, a condo or a duplex home- owning your own place tends to give us the itch of home improvement to every owner, if not an itch at least there is always a need for us to perform necessary repairs and tasks related to maintenance. Here we have compiled some of the best home improvement tips that every homeowner should follow to keep that itch in check.
Choose improvements that are an immediate need
If you were given a sum of $100,000 without any strings attached then certainly a long list of changes and improvements would pop up in your mind. Things such as getting a repaint done, changing the doors or even adding a new bathroom. But when you are on a budget it is best to prioritize the things that are of an immediate need in your home and start the work according to the list of priority. This is always a good idea as it keeps the value of your investment on your home in good books though one shouldn’t think of a home as an investment.
Decide if it will be DIY or done by professionals
Some people have an urge to take care of such maintenance work by themselves with the help of their well stocked tool set and raw materials. However, at this fast paced time and age most of us simply don’t posses the time for it, in such case it is better to make a list and set a budget then call for the professionals to do it.
Change in color scheme
A change in the color scheme has a major contribution in dramatically changing the ambience of the room. When used cleverly, a new color scheme can make the room more spacious. Go for a brighter shade for the doors as that will be eye catching and also make the storages spaces bright for better utility by adding a bright color there as well. Colors are a great step towards making a home memorable.
There are always some parts that have some accumulations on them but are actually in great condition. Make a list of all such parts and items then start the junk removal process with cleaners and mild acids that suit the surface of the materials. Start with the most important rooms and gradually work your way to the less important parts of the house. Completing this step will make a lot of your old items and surfaces look fresh and new like before.
Add more functionality
Functionality features such as modern shelves, closets, storages and planned bathrooms will not only take care of the messy things that are outside but will also give a cleaner look as most of the things that are lying outside will be stored in area that are easy to reach and not very space consuming as well.
You can start by ditching the boxy shelves for the floating ones that stick to the walls, add racks to the kitchen shelves and closets or reduce racks as per necessity, make the bathroom space more usable by adding convenient racks that don’t eat up on too much space. This little bits will have a drastic impact on the functionality of your home.
You can make a personalized list of any other pending work by close attention to every corner of the house. Random spots on the walls, or stains on the door or for some other kind of irregularities that you may find. Paying a close attention to the ceiling is very important in this case. Once you are done with this, you can go and take care of other subtler aspects like the finishing of things on the outside.
Home improvement can be a lengthy task but once done it literally rewards you with a completely changed home atmosphere and you may feel like it is a new house altogether and that makes it totally worth it. Hope our tips prove to be helpful in your home improvement project, good luck.