Home Improvement Ideas for 2016
10 years ago, you bought your dream house. Then one day, you realize that you are getting bored with the design of your home and want a little improvement. To help you out, here are some exciting home improvement ideas that you could do at your own place:
- Revamp the front of your house
What’s inside is as important as what is on the outside. You might think that this will take a lot of time and money, but by simply cleaning your yard or improving your landscape, it will surely enhance the look of your home. Pick a low maintenance type of landscaping. Choose plants that can tolerate the weather in your area.
- Add drama with curtains
Curtains can change the look and the mood of your home. It can make a room look bigger, filter the light and also add some needed privacy. Just keep in mind the things to consider in choosing curtains: fabric type, color, length and design. The type of fabric will determine the curtains’ function. The length will give some added height to the room if you hang panels higher than the window. The color and design will make the look of the room cohesive.
- Paint it all away
Whether it is the front of your house, your walls, or your cabinets, repainting can upgrade the look of your home by just a simple stroke of your brush. This is a good way of improving the look of your home without breaking the bank. If you are planning to do it on your own, here are a few things to remember:
- Aside from your paint and brushes, you’ll need basic tools such as patching paste, a putty knife, a drop cloth, plastic gloves, paint thinner, primer and painter’s masking tape.
- You’ll need different kinds of paint brushes and paint roller. Depending on what you are painting, make sure to buy one that will serve its purpose.
- Be sure that the surface that you are painting is clean.
- Use sandpaper to smoothen any imperfections.
- Organize your stuff
Too much clutter can surely ruin the look of your home. So, make sure to organize your stuff. There are a lot of available decorative baskets or containers in the market that will surely help you keep things out of sight and will easily add some “oomph” to your home. If it’s out of your budget, try doing some DIY containers by recycling milk cans or old boxes. With just a little spray paint and decoupage, an old stuff can now be creatively reused. Surely, nothing beats a clean and well organized home.
- Add some splash with a Backsplash
You’ve repainted your kitchen walls and cabinets and organized your pantry, but something is still missing. Well, maybe it is about time to change your kitchen’s backsplash. If you want to add or improve the character of your kitchen, your backsplash is a way to go. There are a lot to choose from, and you will surely find one that will suit your kitchen design.
- Bring that wall down
This is a good home improvement especially when you have a small space. However, you’ll be needing professional help with this one. But the result will definitely “WOW” you. An open floor plan will not only make your home look a lot bigger, it will also be more functional. You might not even recognize your home after taking a wall down.
These ideas can bring back the love that you have for your home. If you are planning to get a professional help, be sure that the person you are dealing with knows what he is doing and understands your personal design preference. But if you are planning to DIY everything, do your research. Start and end one project before jumping to the next one. If you keep on starting a new project without finishing one, you might end up having a bigger problem. Be it a small or a big project, there are surely a lot of ways for you to improve your home. Good luck and enjoy!