When you think of home improvement, what comes to your mind? Chances are, a bucket list of items you see every day; a couple of wall cracks to be fixed, loads of cutlery to be replaced, dozens of drawers, cabinets & doors to be touched up, some floors to be changed, clutter to be organized and so on.
Maintaining a house is surely not an easy thing to do.
Plus, being mortals, we have a habit of becoming familiar with things be it our living room furniture setting or the tiles on our kitchen backsplash.
From daily cleaning to regular renovation, home improvement too requires a full-fledged plan, not too elaborate but yes, unique to your home.
If you too are looking forward to your home improvement, here are ten striking hacks you can apply in the process.
To begin with,
1. Get a Lid Rack for the Kitchen
If you observe closely, lids are something that actually waste a lot of your time on daily basis.
While you’re setting the dinner table, the lid of a vegetable bowl goes missing. While you’re pouring cold coffee in the tumbler, its lid is sleeping below the island counter; and happenings like these do occur on daily basis, right?
Hence, a lid rack is something that every homemaker should have in their kitchen. These days, there is a huge variety of lid racks available on the market, mostly wire racks in chrome or metal. And of course, you can always make your own.
2. Do Some Wallpaper Work
Wallpapers aren’t just for expensive or big homes. Even if you have a small sized house or apartment, wallpapers work just as well.
Paste it on your backsplash or your bedside wall. According to the décor of your home, you can choose from different prints, designs and textures.
3. Use Labels & Tags
Like most people, if you too struggle to find the contents when you need them the most, it’s time to get the items labelled.
You can paste small label slips or mark a tag with bold permanent markers on the items in your powder room, kitchen, stationary closet, laundry, bath or even bedroom.
4. Wall Hooks Never Disappoint
Wall hooks are an all-time go-to accessory which can be utilized in every room, storage area or space in your home.
In a kitchen you can use them for dangling saucepans, tea towels or tissue bags. In bath, they are always helpful.
In the bedroom, for wall hangings or maybe, clothes. In powder room, for loofaahs or lipstick totes. In your living room, wall hooks can offer great convenience for sconces, clocks or photo frames.
5. Invest in a Paper Organizer. Or Create One!
Struggle to organize paperwork? Well, you don’t have to. It’s always a good idea to have a paper rack in your home. From incoming mail to documents of daily use, you can use a paper rack for a number of purposes.
6. Let Your Door Knobs to Go Artsy
Door knobs are one of the most neglected areas when it comes to home improvement. Replace your regular door knobs with some floral ceramic ones or crystal ones. Or you can try some metallic and ornamented knobs or handles.
7. Rethink Bed Linen Storage
There is at least one pile of that bed linen collection which stays stacked in the bed or sofa trunks for the arrival of winters, or maybe kept for donation.
If you organize your bed linen in a proper way, a huge area faces de-cluttering in the house.
You can either dedicate an entire closet to it, or create a more innovate solution.
One idea is to use your old staircase, let it stand in a lonely corner and use its steps as the shelves for your bed linen!
8. Don’t Forget the Mini Garden
Including plants and nature in your home improvement isn’t just a suggestion but a must have.
Even if you don’t have much space to create an elaborate garden space, you can always create a small indoor garden for your home with the help of plant pots, glass planter buckets, and wall mounted vertical trellis stands.
9. The Retro-ish Vogue of Chalkboard Doors
Perfect for pantry, laundry and kids room, chalkboard doors let you add your DIY cottage style to your home.
For door handles or knobs, there are dozens of choices available whether you chose a magnetic door or non-magnetic.
10. Wheeled Baskets & Shelves for Laundry
It’s not always necessary to twitch your waist muscles every time you carry the laundry clothes filling them in buckets before or after washing.
For a better solution, you can use wheeled baskets or buckets to carry the huge mass of clothes in an easy manner.
Plus, with wheeled baskets, even your kids can do that job in case of emergency.
Apart from that, you can use spill shelves to keep the wet soap till it dries thus, preventing it from staining your walls or floor.
So how do you plan to carry out your home improvement in 2019? Share your innovative ideas with us!