After you’ve lived in your home for a few years, it may start to look tired and dull. Yet, a complete renovation may be too expensive for you just now. No worries—you can freshen up the look of your home with a few improvements that won’t break the budget.
Clean Up the Clutter
Cleaning up the clutter can give each of your rooms a new, spacious look. It’s not just a matter of putting things away or throwing out things you don’t need. You need to find storage solutions that will be easy to use and prevent clutter in the future.
In the closets, you may need to install extra shelves or utilize floor space more efficiently. In the kitchen, take everything out of your cabinets and ask yourself if you’ve used it lately. If not, get rid of it. This will free up space for those things you’ve been storing on the counter.
Give Your Home a Design Makeover
Often, a fresh coat of paint, a new rug, or a change of wall décor can make a big difference. In the living room, if getting new furniture isn’t possible, try rearranging the layout or changing the window hangings. In the kitchen, put in a backsplash, paint your cabinets, or change the hardware.
Bathroom interior design is often overlooked but it’s important to think about. Painting an old vanity, installing new light fixtures, and putting in new towel racks can freshen up your look. Then, just get new rugs and towels.
Spruce Up Your Landscaping
If you haven’t thought about curb appeal since you bought your house, it’s time to think about it again. Over time, the exterior of your home can start to look shabby as bushes get overgrown, weeds grow up in the landscaping, and sidewalks start to discolor.
A good power washing will remove any mildew or stains on your driveway, sidewalks, or edging. You may need to pull out old bushes and replace them. Plant flowering perennials or put flowers in containers to brighten up your look.
You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to make your home feel new again. Start with one room or one project, and redesign a fresh look. With a few gradual changes, your home will have a new look and you’ll still be well within your budget.
If you decide you need a bigger remodel, here’s an article on how to make it worth the cost!