Thinking of giving your home a makeover? Whether you leave it to the pros to execute your vision or decide to give some home improvement projects a go yourself without spending a fortune, here are 5 simple home improvement ideas that can make a big impact:
- Spruce up your front door
Curb appeal matters, so make sure your front door looks welcoming. With a few simple changes, you can bring new energy into the entire home.
No need for a huge renovation. An easy way to start is to grab a paintbrush and splash a fresh coat of paint on your walls. Then buy a new doormat to spruce up your entryway and warmly invite people in.
To enhance curb appeal, give the front of the home more personality: small details matter, such as giving your house numbers an upgrade (to brass, perhaps), setting up stylish outdoor lighting, and adding decorative trim.
- Decorate your kitchen walls with backsplashes
Upgrading your kitchen means more than just replacing the appliances and countertops. Give your kitchen some style by installing eye-catching backsplashes that can span an entire wall or cover only certain areas.
The fun part is that the design and material to use is entirely up to you. Porcelain and ceramic tiles can give your kitchen a traditional look, while the colorful patterns on mosaic tiles can add pop to your walls. Meanwhile, use marble and wood to add a touch of class.
- Install floating shelves
Want to add extra storage but don’t have much room? No worries. Install floating shelves and resolve this problem in an instant. These sturdy shelves make efficient use of your space and also lend your home a stylish modern look.
Use them to display precious family photos on an accent wall or creative conversation starter pieces in the living room.
If you love books, why not use them as bookshelves in the bedroom? Or mount them in the kitchen to keep your dishes within easy reach.
- Make an outdoor pathway
Lovely outdoor pathways don’t only make it easier to walk around and admire your plants but also add instant charm to your garden. Make sure you use materials for the pathways that complement the home’s overall design aesthetic.
Easy-to-lay mulch and gravel are inexpensive and boast a traditional appeal. Meanwhile, natural stone like granite and marble are more expensive – but it’s hard to beat the look of sophistication that they can lend to the home.
If you’re feeling daring, tap your creative side and cook up a unique standout curb with a smart combination of materials that’ll capture the admiration of others.
- Install a bathroom vent fan
Small things matter, and you can boost the warmth factor in your home by addressing more than just your aesthetics; capitalize on smell as well. Install a bathroom vent fan and say goodbye to unwanted odors and moisture in the bathroom. What’s more, you get the added bonus of effectively getting rid of airborne contaminants and improving your home’s indoor air quality.
Try these simple but great home improvement ideas on your future home to stand out among the houses in the neighborhood. We’re Principal Agent Real Estate Inc., and we can show you the best homes for sale in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Irvine and other communities in Orange County, CA. Call us at 949.610.4165 or send us an email at info(at)pareinc(dotted)com.