For many, a home is their first and sometimes only investment. To make it a worthwhile purchase, you’ll need to put a little bit of work into it, and that means money. While you might not have the budget for large-scale renovations, there are several small home improvements you can do that will drastically improve the look, feel and value of your property. Try these 10 easy-to-complete ideas to give your home the wow factor.
Embrace all your space
Our homes play a big part in our lives, especially if you now work remotely. With so much time spent within these four walls, it’s important to make the most out of the space available. One way to do this is by utilising vertical storage options, such as bookshelves on the floor or on the wall. Small changes like these will have a big impact on your overall quality of life.
Upgrade outdated appliances
Appliances are an important part of your home. They need to last for years so it’s always a good idea to invest in high-quality appliances, especially if they’re expensive to repair. Buying appliances with the latest features will help you save money. Appliances that are energy efficient will also significantly reduce your utility bills.
Give the walls a fresh coat
Painting your home is a relatively quick and affordable way to give your home a facelift on a budget. Most homeowners will tell you to go with a neutral colour that imbues elegance. Not only will a lighter tone make your space feel more modern, but it’ll also give the illusion that your home is bigger than it is.
Replace rusted roofs and windows
The roof and windows are the most important components of a home. If not regularly maintained, they will make your living space look shabby instead of chic. Replacing windows or a roof will add enormous benefits and increase the value of your home.
Go green with eco-friendly building materials
Making your home energy-efficient and eco-friendly is a great way to save money and give back to the planet. With eco-friendly living on the rise, this is also a big attraction for prospective buyers or renters. Making your home green is much easier than it sounds, too, because these products are often just as affordable and easy to find. Some options include bamboo flooring, recycled paper tiles, solar geysers and environmentally friendly paints and sealants.
Enhance your garden with DIY projects and plants
Adding a few plants to your garden can have a huge effect on the atmosphere of your home. Plants provide oxygen, remove greenhouse gases from the air, and help you feel more connected to nature. Planting a few trees and flowers in your garden or driveway will add value to your property, shade the house during the summer months, and give you something to enjoy year-round.
Clear out clutter
Clutter can take up valuable space in your home, making it appear smaller than it actually is. One of the easiest ways to improve your home is by decluttering. You’ll feel more organised, less stressed, and have a tidy space to invite guests into. The benefits are well worth the effort!
If you’re looking for a cost-effective way to cut back clutter, Pink Hippo Self Storage is the perfect extension of your home or office. Ideally located in Reading and Leatherhead, we offer secure and low-cost self-storage with a wide range of unit sizes that can be personalised to your needs. Give us a call or complete our quick online contact form.