If you want a better-looking house, you don’t have to go the whole nine yards and spend a lot to create an interior that you will be happy with. Small home improvement projects can go a long way.
These will be even more helpful if you are looking into increasing the value of your home in the event that you decide to sell it some time in the future.
The first thing you need to keep in mind however, is that you will need a plan, even a rough draft will do just to keep you on the right track.
1. Check for things/areas that need repair or cleaning. These can be old cabinets that are already squeaking or have seen better days, stained wooden floors or carpeting, ripped or torn couch upholstery, broken bathroom tiles and peeling walls.
2. Do home repairs yourself. If the repairs are minimal, try to work on the repairs as much as you can. Stained wooden floors and carpets can be “repaired” with stain removers specific for each one.
Old cabinets can be re-painted or you may also apply a new coat of varnishing. For squeaky cabinet doors, you may have to replace the hinges. For damaged upholstery, you can sew the ripped portions if it’s made of fabric or put-in leather patches for leather couches.
To upgrade their look further, you can use slipcovers. Broken tiles meanwhile can be replaced with new ones and here, you also do not have to change your entire flooring, be creative and mix and match tiles so you can still keep the old ones and replace only a few tiles.
For you walls, you can re-paint the entire wall or you may paint designs on the peeling areas which cuts your labor in half.
3. Create a budget and stick to it. When undertaking home improvement jobs, it is very easy to lose track of your budget so be sure to come-up with a feasible budget and stick to it.
4. Plumbing repairs. Now, you may need to ask the help of a professional to do your plumbing repairs for you. If you are not very adept at plumbing, trying to work on it yourself may result in a much bigger problem so it’s best to leave this to the experts.
5. Accentuate your nooks and crannies. There may be empty corners in you house that are an eyesore. You can place indoor plants in there areas, use corner furniture such as tables or shelves.
After you have completed your project, you might be surprised at how much your interiors have improved. The best part is knowing that you worked on it yourself.