There’s nothing more satisfying to me than investing in my home, it’s where I plan to raise a family, it’s where friends gather to share special moments, and because I work from home it’s also my office. Small changes can easily transform your home into somewhere where you can relax and unwind as soon as you walk in the door. DIY home improvement can be quite daunting, so I’ve written these tips to help you get excited and feel more confident about making some improvements in your home:
1. Be Realistic
If you don’t have experience building or with projects, you may want to tone down your expectations. There may be some things where it’s simply better to call in an expert. As a general rule, anything that involves the structure of the house, electricity or plumbing would be a situation where I would call in a professional! Cutting corners here may cost you more in the long run. Things could also end up worse than just expensive: you could injure yourself in your own home or someone else could find themselves injured when visiting your home. Slater & Gordon are lawyers that have expertise in handling personal injury claims and they want you to avoid making any #DIYDisasters.
2. Consider Changing the Colours
Painting is an easy DIY home improvement that can make a house look newer, more modern, and more comfortable. There’s nothing worse than old paint – well, except maybe old wallpaper. You will be amazed by how much a fresh paint job can change how a room feels, it can make the room appear lighter, cosier, larger, more modern, and also simulate different moods – all dependent on what colour it’s painted. This is a cheap DIY project that’s relatively easy but can yield great results. Don’t forget to tape around areas you don’t want painted and to protect the floors before you get painting!
3. Add in New Energy Efficient Appliances
If you have older appliances and are wanting to modernise your home, adding in new energy efficient appliances is a win win. Not only will your home look more modern, but you will save costs on energy. While it might seem like a lot, imagine the small savings over the course of a decade!
4. Don’t Neglect Your Yard
It can be really easy to neglect your yard, but investing some time and money into nice plants and caring for your yard properly can really impact the value of your home. As more and more people are having to live in apartments due to increased living expenses, yards are becoming somewhat of a luxury. Yes, they can be a lot of work, but having an outdoor area that’s pleasing to the eye and somewhere you want to be can make your home feel a lot larger. Invest in some good quality outdoor furniture and that way you can appreciate the improved landscaping!