We all want to live in a castle, but unless we win the lottery or discover that we are of royal heritage that is just not going to happen. So today we are looking at a few ways that you can start to take the steps to make the home you are living in your dream home… and without breaking the bank. Also these tips can help your home look more appealing to potential buyers if you are thinking of selling it. While these tips may not turn your home into a castle, they can make it seem a little fresher and more exciting.
New Light Switches
Really… Really… well yes really, but hear me out. I know that changing your light switches may not be the most interesting things in the world. But the fact is many people have the same light switches on their walls from when the moved into their house. It’s just a thing that no one ever thinks to change. But you can buy new nice looking plastic light switches for next to nothing. Again it may not be the most interesting home improvement, but it’s a good and cheap way to start.
New Door handles, Door Designs
Much like our friend the light switch, door handles are often over looked when people come to doing home improvements. But a nice new door handle and a set of shiny metal or maybe even colored, door hinges can make your doors really spring to life. Likewise a lick of paint or maybe even some kind of design can really make your old boring door look like a million bucks.
One way to give a room a new “feel” without having to buy expensive new furniture or replace things, move things around, is to look at the curtains or blinds and replace them. Some nice wooden blinds can really make a room look different. Or if curtains are your thing, think about if you have short curtains going for full length ones.
Move Things Around
If you do not want to spend a single penny on making your home look different, then rather than buy new stuff, move the stuff you already have around. If your TV has always been in that corner of the living room for years then move that and the couches around. If you are feeling really enthusiastic then what about moving the bedrooms around! Moving things around does not cost anything and at the end of the day, if you do not like it, then you can move it back or try a different layout.
Get Rid Of The Junk!
We all in our own ways are hoarders. Well, take the time to really clear out your clutter and make your house seem so much more spacious. One other advantage of clearing the clutter in your home is that you can then sell it. Have a yard sale, go to a flea market, put it on Facebook. Make a few extra bucks to buy some new things for your home.
New Paint Or Wall Paper
Giving a room a new color of paint can do wonders in making things feel fresh and exciting. Looking at the same color for years can be pretty depressing. Well, get to the store, buy some paint and get to work. If you are more of a wall paper type of person then change that. Wall paper does not have to be really expensive either. Look around and score the best deal you can!