Home improvement is not limited to big and spacious houses. Even the smallest of homes can turn into a beautiful place.
However, it can be challenging for some to work with such a limited space.
The good thing is, as long as you have some ideas, improving your home can be easy. Here are some of the best tips to give a fresh new look for your humble abode.
Before doing any renovation, your first need to declutter your home. As previously mentioned, small homes have limited space.
When there is too much clutter in your house, it will make it feel confining and cramped.
It will also be hard to work on home improvement projects.
What do decluttering accomplish?
First, it will give you more space to work with for your renovations and improvements. It can also give you a clear view of which areas on the house need work.
You can better decide on which part of the house to prioritize. And finally, you can work smoothly without any distraction or disruption.
How can you declutter?
Work on one room at a time. It is better if you have a realistic goal in mind.
When removing items from a room, you can separate them into piles.
One pile for items that you will keep, one for the things that you can reuse or recycle, another pile for items that you will need to get rid of, and one you will put in storage.
It can be hard to decide where to put the items. If you are unsure whether to keep or throw an item, ask yourself, is it still working?
Have you used it recently? Does it have any sentimental value?
If everything is a no, consider throwing, recycling, or selling it.
Start with a New Color Palette
Paint is one of the cheapest ways to give your home a new look.
If your home has been through a lot of repainting, it is quite likely that elements in the room do not match in color.
When choosing a paint color, go for the one that will give a cohesive look with your furniture, fixtures, and flooring.
Of course, unless you are planning to renovate them as well.
Paint can also affect a room in so many ways.
For instance, a small house often has small rooms, using a bright or neutral color palette can make it more spacious.
Using vertical stripes can make the room appear taller, while horizontal stripes give the illusion of having a more extended room.
Using designs, like stripes and prints, can also hide any imperfections in your wall.
Aside from the paint, you can also use wallpaper.
While not as cost-efficient as paint, wallpapers are easy to install and come in various designs.
It is also easier to replace wallpapers whenever you feel like changing them.
Update Light Fixtures
If your home is newly built, you likely have builder’s grade light fixtures.
On the other hand, if your home has been around for a few years, some of the fixtures may be outdated.
Some may even be mismatching from the general aesthetics of the room.
If that’s the case, the best thing to do is to replace them, along with the bulbs. Like paint, lighting also has a big effect on a particular space.
Softer and dimmer lights can make a room cozier and calming, while brighter lighting can make it more lively.
When choosing new light bulbs, go for energy saving led bulbs.
Remember, however, that anything involving electric circuitry will need a licensed professional.
Garden and Landscaping
When doing home renovations, you also want to do the outside of your home. If you have a small garden, you can use wall mirrors to make it look bigger.
When it comes to plants, go for space-saving gardening, such as vertical planters. An outdoor space is not complete with a deck.
You can either use WPC decking, wood decks or other types of garden decking boards.
Wood is cheap but is high maintenance. Plastic is low-maintenance but doesn’t look like real wood, and is more expensive.
But if you want a low-maintenance patio, and still retain that wood aesthetic, consider composite plastic boards.
Regardless of what you choose, a deck is a fine addition to your backyard.