A house is one of the single largest and most important assets you can own, not only because of its cost, but also because it gives you and your family shelter and also a place for your family to create memories. If you are lucky, your house won’t need much maintenance, and looks as spectacular today as it did when you bought it. However, it is more likely that there are some areas of your house that could use improvement. Here are a few small changes you can make in your home that can make a big difference:
1. Paint the Walls a New Color
This is one of the least expensive home improvement projects you can take on that can truly make a huge difference in the look of your home. The wall color of a room sets the mood for the room, and a fresh coat of paint on the walls gives a room a feeling of newness even if it is a very old house. You can go bold by picking a strong color like a green or a deep red, or a safe bet is to choose a color that is a couple of shades either lighter or darker than the original wall color for a big difference with not much work at all.
2. Add a Large Area Rug
In terms of home improvement, adding a large area rug to a living area requires the least heavy-lifting of all types of home improvements since there are pretty much no structural changes involved, and no tools and equipment to worry about. However, the visual impact of adding a great large area rug to a living room or dining room area packs a huge punch style-wise, because it gives the room warmth and elegance (depending on the color and style you choose). Just remember to keep the style in line with the overall room colors and design, and remember to keep it clean for the best impact.
3. Changing the Light Fixtures
Changing the light fixtures in any number of rooms in your house is yet another low-cost, low-stress home improvement projects that you can do that can make a big difference to the overall look of your home. Whether it is changing out overhead light fixtures in the living room and kitchen, the table lamps in the bedroom, or the chandelier in the dining room, updating light fixtures is something anyone can do with not much more than a small step ladder and a screwdriver. If you are a complete newbie to changing light fixtures, no need to worry; a quick search online, or a visit to your local home improvement store will be of great help.
4. De-clutter and Rearrange the Floor plan
This is one of the most overlooked home design tactics that many homeowners do not ever think about because it sounds so simple, but honestly, getting rid of all the extra knickknacks and junk that has cluttered up various areas of your home makes an unbelievable difference and it costs nothing. To take it even a step further, after de-cluttering, take another look at the furniture layout in any of your rooms and see if there could be a new way to position all of the pieces to create a better flow. By simply cleaning up and rearranging the floor plan of perhaps your living room or bedroom, you can make a big difference on the look of your home without spending a dime.
5. Add a New Flowerbed For Curb Appeal
Many homeowners make the unfortunate mistake of neglecting the exterior of their home, letting the landscaping go unkempt and pretty much giving a bad first impression about the home to outsiders. A great way to make a big difference on both the look and the value of a home and also preventing this bad first impression is to improve the curb appeal, and you can either hire someone to do this or do it yourself. You have the option to make it a dramatic yard makeover (takes more time and effort), but for a simpler but still effective change, just mow your lawn and plant a few colorful flowerbeds around main the entryway of your house to make a big impact.