When it comes to home improvement, a lot of people automatically assume they have to take on large-scale projects to refresh their homes’ appeal. Some homeowners will then look for contractors to expand their home, building outward and into precious yard space. Others will look at adding a basement, or adding an additional floor to their homes.
But not everyone has the resources or the energy to spend on these types of home improvement solutions. Luckily for most homeowners, it doesn’t take much to refresh and revamp a home. By making a few small but simple changes to your home, you can create a huge impact without opting for big time home improvements. Consider these simple updates to enhance the value and functionality of your home.
Upgrade your appliances
Our world is constantly churning out better and better technology, which is why using dated appliances can make your home feel musty and crusty. Consider making the switch to a smart home system that can keep your digital home life all together. Apple, Google, and Amazon all have their own smart home systems that are easily controllable using their smart speakers with a voice-enabled assistant, making home automation a breeze. And with the rise of internet connectivity, most appliances nowadays are wireless, reducing the eyesore that is exposed wires.
Repair your hardware
Over the years, things like cupboards, cabinets, even doorways and window shutters, are subject to a lot of wear and tear. This can actually lead to a home atmosphere that feels like it’s seen better days. Replace worn-out drawer pulls and cabinet knobs for a fresher look and an atmosphere that feels like it’s brand new. For more complicated projects like doorways, window shutters, and even the bathroom or kitchen sink, search online for a professional in your area (e.g., Jacksonville home builder) to fix those things, as those projects can be disastrous without the proper help.
Rearrange your furniture
One of the easiest ways to revamp a home is to change how the furniture is arranged. By simply shuffling your side tables and couch around, you can open up the space of your living room and refresh its feel. Try it in your bedroom, or even the garage, and see how big a change a simple rearranging can do for your home.
Get rid of your clutter
Statistics have shown that most contemporary middle-class households in the US have a lot of clutter. And clutter is like a gateway drug to hoarding; you put off organizing or getting rid of it, and pretty soon you end up with a huge pile of clutter in your garage. Netflix recently released a show called Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, which stars organizing queen Marie Kondo. You can take a cue from her rulebook and get rid of things that do not spark joy for you.
Freshening up a home doesn’t have to feel taxing, nor does it have to be as expensive as a complete home remodel. By implementing these small changes, you can make it feel as if you are living in a completely new home.