We offer a wide range of services for that fresh look, or just maintenance or updates to keep your home functioning and safe. Regardless of the size of the job, we have a craftsman that can tackle it. We offer a wide range of services for that fresh look, or just maintenance or updates to keep your home functioning and safe. Regardless of the size of the job, we have a craftsman that can tackle it.
Uncategorized / March 28, 2023
What’s keeping you from sprucing up your house? Lack of time? Lack of ideas? Well, here are some ideas from the experts at Bernardi Building Supply to give your house an instant home makeover. All of these makeover suggestions take 15 minutes or less. So, the next time you have a few minutes, give one of these ideas a try.
Change Your Light Switch and Outlet Plates
Whether you buy decorative switch plates or paint them yourself, changing your drab white or off-white light switch and outlet plates can have a dramatic impact on a room’s appearance. Even a plain brass switch plate costs less than $20, but you can usually find a cover online that matches any decor for much less. Simply unscrew the existing plate and screw on the new one and you’re done.
If you have a few more minutes, buy a cheap plastic light switch or outlet plate and paint it yourself. That way, you are guaranteed to get what you want. Another idea is to cover the plain plate with patterned contact paper. This self-stick paper is inexpensive and easy to apply. All you need is a pair of scissors and you’re ready to decorate.
Install New Drawer Pulls
Another quick way to make a big impact on a room’s appearance is to change out the drawer pulls. This works for kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets, and bedroom dressers and bureaus. Hardware stores often have an extensive selection of drawer pulls, but make sure you measure first so that you don’t have to drill new holes. Again, if you can’t find what you want in a physical store, head online where you can find almost anything.
Change Your Mailbox
No one ever said your mailbox had to be silver or black. You can make it any color you want or you can decorate it with designs, drawings, or stickers. There are no legal requirements for a mailbox except that its opening must be at least 1 1/2″ x 7″ and the bottom of the slot must be at least 30 inches above the ground. You can buy a standard mailbox at a hardware or big box store and decorate it or you can make your own as long as it meets the post office’s requirements.
Get a New Toilet Seat
Let’s face it. We spend a lot of time in the bathroom. Why not make it a more pleasant experience by installing a new toilet seat? Whether you purchase a plastic or enamel seat in one of an amazing range of colors or you choose a wood, brass, or stainless steel seat for a more regal-looking throne, you’ll be amazed at how much better your bathroom looks with a toilet seat upgrade.
If you have a little more time and a bigger budget, consider replacing other fixtures in your bathroom to match your toilet seat, including towel racks, toiletry containers, and the toilet paper holder. These minor changes make a huge difference, especially in bathrooms that are on the smaller side.
You don’t have to redecorate your entire house to give it a little facelift. Try one of these suggestions that will make an old space seem new again.