Many people put the idea of giving their home a facelift in the too hard (and too expensive) basket. But it can be very cheap to spruce up your home for Spring. While a personal facelift might cost you tens of thousands of dollars and a fair bit of pain, reviving your home with some fresh touches can be done painlessly with a small budget. Here are a few tips to help you give your place a great new look.
Nothing will improve the kerbside appeal of your home like tidying up the yard and doing a spot of landscaping. An overgrown yard makes a home look neglected. Get rid of any clutter around the yard, mow, trim the edges and prune overgrown shrubs and trees. Add some bark, straw or other mulch to your garden beds to give them a lift. Remove any dead or dying plants and add a couple of colourful shrubs or flowers – it will give your garden a brand new lease of life.
Give the Roof Some Attention
An aging and fading roof will make your house look old and tired. The elements take their toll over the years and often gutters and pipework need attention too. Regular inspections and washing will increase the life of roofing, and will give your home a lift. Getting up that high is risky business so it’s a good idea to hire professionals with experience on the roof, such as Roofmasters, to carry out inspections and improvements.
The Power of First Impressions: Spruce up the Front Door
Houses are like people. We judge them by our first impression. Your front door and entryway are the first things guests will see when visiting your home so it’s worth paying attention to how they look. You don't have to buy a new door – a fresh coat of paint or a quirky brass doorknocker will add some pizzazz to your entrance. Add a beautiful potted plant to the doorstep and to increase the wow factor for visitors. A creaky opening is not the best introduction to your home, so give any creaky hinges and handles some thorough attention with oil.
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A Lick of Paint
Colour trends change over time. If your walls sport an outdated hue then your entire home will feel tired and old. Go to your local paint store and check out what’s on offer. Talk to the salesperson and get their advice on what’s in vogue. Paint one or more of your walls to give your home a contemporary feel – it’s also a great opportunity to cover up scuffmarks and scratches.
Throw out the Clutter
One of the most profound things you can do to give your home a facelift is to get rid of all the clutter. Go from room to room and gather up what you don't need or use. Throw out what is broken and give away or sell items that are still in good order. A neat and well ordered space will add peace and harmony to your day-to-day life. Your home will look just as refreshed as your feel.
Implement one or more of these tips and get your house ready for Spring. You will be so glad you did once you see the results.