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Home Improvement  /  February 23, 2021

A Guide to Affordable Home Improvement

We all want to live in a nice, comfortable home. Many times though, we think we need to spend large amounts of money to achieve this.

It couldn’t be further from the truth. With a little imagination, there are plenty of things we can do to give our homes the makeover they deserve. Let us look at some of them.

Decorate Doors and Windows

One of the best things you can do to make the inside of your house look prettier is to decorate the doors and windows. Not only does this make the entire place more welcoming and homey, but it also incorporates a bit of your personality and individual taste into your home.

There are different ways to do this. For example, you could invest in aset of customized window valancesor include interior shutters for doors with glass components. Another would be to add a touch of color or decorative drapery.

Repaint Everything

When it comes to a house, few things scream old and unkept more than rooms with blotchy or faded paint. It is also a sign of laziness and negligence. If your neighbors visit you and see that one corner of your living room is gray while the other is green, they might get the wrong impression.

Of course, painting a house requires time and effort, the first of which you might not have. But even if you cannotdo it yourself, you could save a few extra dollars here and there and have it done professionally. It will make a giant difference.

Mow the Lawn

According to studies, a home’s curb appeal affects the house’s value an average of seven percent. In some cases, this might go up to fourteen percent. What this means is that if the grass in your front yard is too long, there are too many leaves on the floor, or you can see cracks in the pavement, you are losing money.

Instead of spending a lot of cash on hiring landscaping professionals to fix your home exteriors, a better option is for you to take care of them regularly. A few minutes once or twice a week will more than suffice.

Replace Doorknobs and Drawer Pulls

Some home maintenance experts claim you should replace your home’s doorknobs and drawer pulls every few thousand times you use them. Others say it is every few hundred. But no matter whether it is one or the other, have you ever taken the time to count this? Do you know anyone who has?

 Rather than keeping track of how often you take a pair of socks out of your closet drawer or shut the door on your ex’s face, why not engage in proper doorknob maintenance andreplace when necessary? It is much easier and effective. It will also make your house look newer and more stylish.

Buy a Few Plants

If you want your house to look more colorful, vibrant, and appealing, you should buy a few plants. But the reasons are not only visual. Plants are also good for your health and a constant source of oxygen. This is especially valuable for households with more than one person.

Moreover, plants have a way of making you feel better and more relaxed. It’s no surprise that several of the world’s biggest high-tech companies have campuses filled with trees and other types of vegetation.

Sostart with a fewand see how they look. And if you like them, you could buy more.

Embellish the Interiors

A home without a personality is no different from an office building. Your house should be a reflection of who you are and what you believe in. If you are into yoga, spirituality, and meditation, you can buy a few decorative items such as a little Buddha or some incense burners and place them on top of some tables or shelves. If surfing is what you like, you could hang a cool surfboard on your living room wall or in your bedroom.

What you decide to put is not important. What is important is that your home looks like it is yours alone and not somebody else’s.

As we have seen, there are plenty of affordable ways in which you can make your house more beautiful. Six of them are decorating doors and windows, repainting rooms, taking care of the exteriors, replacing doorknobs and drawer pulls, buying plants, and making the interiors more in tune with yourself.

Whatever you decide to do, make sure you do it with optimism, happiness, and joy. When it comes to home improvement, the more love you put into the process, the greater the result will be.

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