Improve Your Entry
Millwork adds abundant character to rooms throughout your home, so why don’t you use it to dress up your curb appeal, too? Elements of indoor style outdoors to give your exterior a sophisticated look. Frame front door with millwork, and paint it to coordinate with your home outside.
Add To Kitchen Storage
Whether your kitchen is large or small, ample storage is always a selling point. Take advantage of an unclaimed wall or corner space with shelves to keep dishes, spices, and frequently used cookware within easy reach. If you’re an entertainer, consider mounting a wine rack next to or beneath cabinets.
Clean Up The Clutter
One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to the way you utilize your cupboard storage. Before dashing off to the shop for new cabinet organizers, measure your cupboard space, take an inventory of what’s being saved, and consider your current and future lifestyle. As soon as you know for certain what’s assumed to be in there, hit the shop and look for ways to maximize your closet capacity. Cut the clutter to make the space work for the routine and your stuff.
Add Water Filter
An under sink filter provides you clean, great-tasting water without cluttering your sink or counter space. Better still, you can easily install a water filter without having a professional. Before starting your job, make sure the under sink space is large enough to accommodate a water filter system.
Polish Wood Flooring
The versatility and warmth of wood are incomparable to other flooring materials, but regular exposure to dust, dirt, and higher foot traffic can leave it looking dull and distressed. Restore the floor’s glow factor by polishing with a product that is specifically designed for hardwood floors. A wooden floor should be polished after a year and every four to six months in high-traffic areas of the home.
Accessorize Your Entrance
Polish the appearance of your front door using small accessories that pack a major punch. Details such as house numbers, outdoor lighting, and a letterbox can make a lasting impression and provide the exterior a distinct personality. Matching finishes on these accessories can give you a tailored look, while mix-and-match accessories, such as vintage or up-cycled fixtures, will create a one-of-a-kind aesthetic.
Backsplash Is A Must
A backsplash not just contributes a dose of character to a kitchen, but it also protects walls from splashes and spills. Beaded-board panels and decorative tile backsplashes are easy to install and can be done without the assistance of a professional. Utilize our guide to learn how to tile your backsplash in a weekend or less.
Add A Shade
Give windows a customized appearance at a cheaper price using DIY window treatments. With a mini blind and mid-weight upholstery fabric, you can create a charming Roman shade to block out the sun and boost your color scheme. Pick fabric in an eye-catching complementary pattern to make the window a focal point.
Brighten With Lighting
Beautiful light fixtures can go a very long way in energizing or soothing a space, and smart designs can ease eye-intensive tasks. Successfully mild a room by creating layers of lighting with task, accent, and ambient lighting. An interesting pendant, sconce, or chandelier instantly promotes a room’s sophistication.
Replace The Shower Head
Start your day with the perfect shower experience by shifting out your shower head. A multi-function shower head will give you a more personalized experience: an invigorating pulse to wake you up, or maybe a concentrated stream to clean up after outdoor activities. A handheld or sliding bar version is easy to adjust for different heights, whether for tall adults, small children, or pets. Plus, newer versions are typically more water-efficient. Pick a design that matches your current plumbing for a quick home upgrade.
Light It Up
Illuminate your deck stairs or patio drop-offs with low-voltage lighting. If you don’t already have an outdoor lighting system that you can tap into, there are a variety of solar options. Look for stick-in-the-ground pathway light or stair-mounted solar components. Deck and outdoor lighting adds safety and beauty to alfresco spaces and allows you to enjoy time outside well past sunset.
Attention To Detail
Details make the difference, and you can establish it using high-impact, low-effort improvements that you’ll enjoy each day. Upgrade builder-basic outlet covers, light switches, or door knobs with something that better fits the overall character of your home or the fixtures in the room. These small changes won’t go undetected by your visitors or you.
Lovely Outdoor Path
Savor warmer seasons using a straightforward path that leads the way through your yard or garden. If you are feeling crafty, outline a path with painted stones or garden edging.
Nest The Nest
Regulating your home’s temperature is a breeze using a programmable thermostat, and it’ll save you in the neighborhood of $150 in utility bills each year if utilized. Modern thermostats are mercury-free and more energy-efficient than an older manual thermostat. Smart thermostats go one step further, not only offering programmable settings but also technologies that adjust the temp based on whether the house is vacant and let you change settings from your phone.
Simplify The Laundry Room
Start by streamlining your sorting ritual. Separate laundry bins encourage organization as a daily routine. The open design with easy-to-read labels helps the whole family see where to place items, saving you time on washday. Small-space solution: Opt for laundry bags that can hang from over-the-door hooks rather than hampers that take up floor or shelf space.
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