Being proud of your home and how hard you’ve worked isn’t unusual, and it’s completely understandable that you might be looking for more ways to improve your home, especially now that summer is around the corner. BBQs and social gatherings come hand in hand with the summer and we totally get why you love showing off your home. However, inspiration may be lacking and that’s why we’ve compiled these gorgeous home improvement ideas that you should consider this summer.
Buy a jet washer
No matter how clean and tidy you keep your home and garden, dirt and grime builds up through wear and tear and also the weather, which can leave things looking grubby. Buying a jet washer and using it around your home and garden will help give everything a deep clean, reveal brighter colors, and generally make your home look much nicer overall.
Upgrade your patio
Your patio is likely to be a place that’s used regularly by yourself, your family members, and also any guests that come to your home, so why not upgrade it? If it’s a space that’s cherished, then give it some TLC! Perhaps you could find some potted plants to add color and sophistication, or maybe you could treat yourself to new patio furniture to brighten things up? Another idea would be installing an opening roof patio so that you’re able to enjoy it during all seasons.
Upcycle old furniture
Old furniture from your home doesn’t necessarily need to be thrown away as it can be repurposed into something else, so why not get creative and try something new with some of your old furniture? For example, a crib that’s no longer going to be used could be turned into a child’s activity desk with a simple lick of paint, unscrewing the one side, and some chalkboard paint so they can draw as much as they like without ruining the desk. Or, you could repurpose an old ladder into a plant stand for your garden. Again, all you’d need is some paint to completely change the look of your home! The great thing about upcycling is that it can cost little or no money at all to completely transform something old, dull, and seemingly worthless into a work of art.
Treat your lawn
Without trying to sound like a weedkiller advert, weeds are stubborn and if they’re not treated properly, they will come back time and time again. However, weeds aren’t your only problem when it comes to having a lavish looking lawn. Like plants and indeed humans, your lawn needs food and water to survive and more specifically, to thrive. You can buy lawn feed from pretty much any garden and home retail store, and you don’t have to spend loads to turn your lawn from a dry and patchy area into a lush green lawn.
Dress your windows
One of the first things that you notice about a property is its windows, and if your windows look bare then your home isn’t going to look very inviting. Dress them with blinds, curtains, fairy lights, and even window canopies to give extra character to your home. You could also buy windowsill ornaments to enjoy from both inside and outside of your home. If you’re worried about people looking into your home but want to let more light into your room, consider residential window tinting for that extra privacy without sacrificing any light in your home. Not only that, window tinging can help make your home look that little bit fancier.
Give your home a lick of paint
Like most things, the walls on both the inside and outside of your home will have deteriorated over time. The colour won’t be the same as it used to be, there may be cracks, chips, and even peeling paint on the walls of your home and as you’re aware, it’s not very sightly. Give your home a brand new lick of paint to breathe a new air of life into your walls and dramatically improve how your home looks. Why not change up your colour scheme for a fairly inexpensive way of redesigning the theme of your home?
Something that’s not usually replaced regularly is the doors on your home, and that’s because if they work fine, what’s the point in changing them? While we totally agree, in this case, it could completely change the way your home looks and feels, and could even help add extra curb appeal to your home should you sell it one day. Why not splash out on some matching doors for your garage and entrance door?
Alternatively, if you don’t have the money to simply replace the doors in your home, then why not upcycle them too? Give them a sanding, a fresh lick of paint, some swanky new door knobs and you’ve got some practically brand new doors for your home! Changing the numbering on your front door will also help add to this effect.
Plant some evergreens
Taking pride in your home is all well and good, but maintenance can often hinder how you look at your home. Planting new buds, watering them, and removing them from your garden once they’ve died is just one of the many things you have to keep up with, so why not take that job off your list? Evergreens are plants that stay green (as given away in the name) no matter what season it is. So, not only will you have much less maintenance to worry about, but your garden will look in tip-top shape all year round without any effort!
As you can see, there are a plethora of ideas to try out on your home to improve on the hard work that you’ve already put in. Which one are you going to try first?