“I believe wherever dreams dwell, the heart calls it home. So may you untangle yourself from the twist of melancholy and let your thoughts carry you back to the birthplace of your truth.” –Dodinsky
It is a given fact that our homes, much like any material object on earth, would go through the rudimentary processes of wear and tear in such a way that after years of living in them, they would look old, stale and obsolete.
Of course, if we want a newer and more refreshing ambiance, we should opt to undertake contemporary home improvement projects. This is all the truer if you are looking to sell your flat. After all, with today’s competitive home and condominium prices at flexible rates, how do you expect to compete with a rickety home? In this regard, home improvement projects do not only become a want, but more of a necessity if you wish to have your homes sell faster and seal any deal. It matters not whether you are trying to sell a flat located in a much-coveted location such as a condo near Makati if you want your homes to impress you need to incorporate that wow factor.
So, whether you are looking to sell your homes or are simply wishing for a fresher environment, here are some of the little home improvement projects that would not take too much time or money:
1.) Spruce up the kitchen
In this sense, it would bode you well if you steered some of your redecorating or renovating endeavors to improving your scullery place. Moreover, if you are looking to sell your home, enhancing your kitchen is a key component. After all, who would not want a kitchen that looks like it comes straight out of a magazine? Unfortunately, most kitchen renovations are priced exorbitantly—so much so that homeowners would rarely look to this first as a home improvement project. Do not fret though as there is a myriad of DIY home kitchen improvements that are not only easy on your pockets but easy to do as well. This includes updating your drawer and cabinet handles, changing some light fixtures and installing a backsplash.
2.) Modernize the bathrooms
While swapping out the toilet seat for something much nicer and switching out the bathtub handles and sink may all seem like significant renovation ideas, you should not overlook and underestimate its overall result. A diminutive renovation work might seem simple, but you might be surprised at the wonders it can do in enhancing the overall look of a place. With this in mind, replacing broken tiles, some deep cleaning and bleaching can already contribute much to the overall look of your bathroom, so never neglect them. Furthermore, give your bathrooms some small modern and contemporary updates to make it look more chic and sophisticated.
3.) Freshen up the flooring
One quick way to update your home’s overall look is simply to freshen up the flooring. If you have lived in a home for a significant number of years, you will be amazed at how much work would actually need to be done to actually make the floors of your home look enticingly beautiful once more. After all, it has accumulated dust and grime over the years. Not to mention, if these are tiles, there may be some that are chipped by now. In any case, hire a floor expert to treat your floors. If you have carpeted floors, rent a carpet cleaner and ensure that you make them look new again.
4.) Clean the walls
Apart from painting a room—or several of them, ensure that you also take the time to clean your walls. It might seem a small and insignificant thing to do, but it is one of the easiest value-added home improvement projects. Plus, it will cost you virtually nothing—just your time and effort. Ensure that apart from making your walls look fresh and bright, they look clean and easy on the eyes as well. Your overall result would be worth the manual labor, you will see.
5.) Make sure your doors stand out
Over time, doors can look a little less than presentable. After all, this is one of the elements in the home that receive the most contact so expect it to quickly accumulate smudges from handprints over time. It is essential to make doors stand out as this will be your point of entry, and in a sense, it would be the first thing your prospective buyers or guests will notice. Pay particular attention to your main entrance doors if you wish to make an excellent impression. Install new doorknobs or update it by replacing the squeaky hinges.