As the world slowly recovers from the pandemic and its economic impacts, the importance of having and maintaining your own space is constantly rising. Being locked up at home to avoid exposure to the virus can be a struggle for your mental health. Working on home improvements has been found to be one of the best ways to cope. But renovating your house can cost quite a lot.
With this in mind, we have prepared ten ways you can work on adding value to your house without having to empty your wallets.
Spend Less and Gain More
Refreshing Paint Jobs
Choosing a color palette is the first step. Your theme is the center of your house improvement project. Every other aspect that you have to work on revolves around the look that you want to achieve. Painting your walls, floors, and even kitchen cabinets with Aztec, linear, or geometric designs can be easily and cheaply done with just a few cans of paint, a used ruler, and a ring of scotch tape.
All you need is a couple of beer bottles, mason jars, and your DIY skills to get that contemporary look everyone has been fawning over. You can easily replace your light fixtures with recycled bottles. Buying and consuming beer while working on your five-minute crafting skills is fun, budget-friendly, and rewarding.
Maximize natural lighting with mirrors. One of the best and easiest ways to enhance the look of your home is by letting light shine in. You can maximize the benefits of your windows by placing a full-body mirror across them. And if you want to beat the system, buy a huge mirror, cut them into small pieces, and place them across your walls. That way, you can also make your rooms look bigger.
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Control the Temperature
Gaining control of the temperature is one of the best ways to really experience a change in your home. And you don’t have to pay a lot to get it. You can have cork floors installed without having to spend more than $50. Cork floors can provide warmth to your soles even when the whole house is freezing. Getting your air conditioner tuned up can also help with regulating and improving the atmosphere in your house.
Octopus wiring is a fire hazard. And one of the best ways to avoid its dangers is by adding more outlets in your house. Since this is dangerous to do on your own if you don’t have the proper background, getting the help of your local electrician would be safer. There are also multiple service booking apps that you can use to compare and hire people within your location.
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Divide and groom your plants. Having a blooming garden automatically makes your front yard prettier. But it shouldn’t end with your yard. Propagate your plants to have that beautiful uniformity and add window boxes to add pizzazz to your walls. Doing this gives you the chance to beautify your house without having to spend a dime and the opportunity to have an alternative source of income.
Out with the Old
A list of ways to improve your home is incomplete without talking about the good old decluttering. But it doesn’t really end with just cleaning your house. You can even earn quite a bit by selling the things that you have no use of anymore. Choosing the right items to sell at garage sales can be problematic, especially if you’re sentimental.
Asking these three questions will help with making the process easier:
- Have I used this in the past two months?
- Will I use this in the next two months?
- Can I replace this easily?
Decluttering and having garage sales can help maximize your space and give you the funds to level up your furniture.
In with the Old?
As stated above, you can use the funds you’ve earned from your garage sale to buy new furniture. But do you really have to get something new? Thrift shops often have hidden gems that might suit your themes well. Cabinets, closets, tables, and other wooden furniture can give your home a vintage look for a low price. There are also online shops that sell used items and appliances that you can easily check out within the comforts of your home.
Beautifying your home can be a therapeutic way to add value to your property. And contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t have to be expensive.