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Home Improvement Tasks

As a proud homeowner, albeit modest, I have always taken pleasure in freshening things up. As it cost me a significant amount of money, I have since come to learn that I do not have to drain my pockets for substantial upgrades.


For those who might not have some DIY experience, the thought of altering things around the house can be a bit intimidating. What can you do to make your home truly your own? I recommend that you start with the following simple ideas, which will undoubtedly make your abode a comfortable place to live. These ideas are fairly simple, however, you might need some tools to do them. If you don’t already have any DIY tools, it might be worth heading to Home Depot, for example, to see if they have any of the essential power tools that you might need. Sometimes, there are coupons and offers on Raise that could be useful too.

Freshen Up the Walls

Walls dictate the ambiance of any house. Having lived in the same place for a large part of my life, adding a fresh coat of paint once in a while has been integral in showcasing my home at its best. The good thing about painting or adding wallpaper is that it is a job that can be done with ease. If done correctly, painting accentuates a room’s character in many ways.

Work on the Floors

An old floor can be a turn-off. In most instances, the best way to handle an old, tired floor is to replace it, especially when damaged. However, suppose a replacement is not an option at the moment, probably because of budget limitations. In that case, I recommend that you try one of these quick fixes. I have installed some vinyl floors in the past, and I found them to be a cost-effective alternative that gave me ‘exactly’ what I needed at the time. There are many affordable and straightforward floor fixes; you only need to do some digging.

Update the Lighting

Lighting has a significant effect on a room’s feel. When done correctly, it gives your home an upscale feel. Having this in mind, I believe that each room has its unique lighting needs. As far as lighting goes, I had to get inspiration from a friend whose kitchen was immaculately done. I recommend that you try modern styles that are specially designed for a 21st-century look. For instance, I highly recommend dimmer switches, which helped me recreate an upscale restaurant’s atmosphere around my kitchen and dining areas.

Get New Plumbing Fixtures

Most people take a long time before thinking about plumbing fixtures, probably after a major leak. But for those who are like me and take great pleasure in home DIY projects, the role of plumbing fixtures should be apparent. Having just swapped a couple of ‘old’ plumbing fixtures in the bathroom with water-efficient ones, the impacts on the room’s aesthetics have been tremendous. I am now thinking about working on a few plumbing fixtures around the kitchen soon. Yes, DIY plumbing is great and does the job but for the kitchen, I might need a bit of help. Truth be told, it is always good to have an expert by your side to check whether everything is working properly or not. So, when I asked for some suggestions, some friends of mine recommended me to check out web pages of plumbing service providers like Tom Moffett (moffettplumbing.com/areas-we-serve/plumber-dana-point-ca/). I have been told that companies like these are known to provide affordable and quality services to their clients. Who knows, their expertise might just prove beneficial. Plumbing goes hand in hand with heating, which is another big necessity for the home. You need heating and ventilation to keep you healthy frankly, usually a plumbing company can provide services such as these, however if you choose to go with a HVAC company (heating ventilation and air conditioning) you are able to hit all three at once. Especially if you have a furnace as this something that needs a check up every few months vitally. Companies like Buric can help you out here. Visit Buric Heating and Air Conditioning furnace services in Columbia for more information.

Change Cabinetry Hardware

Most homeowners have to stay with factory-installed cabinet knobs and handles for a long time before making a replacement. While they might be acceptable or serve the purpose, switching cabinetry hardware impacts a room’s appearance. The good thing about cabinet fixtures is that they are relatively inexpensive, and the choices are vast. With a little looking, you will always find something much better than what you have.

Expand Storage Space

As the family grows, so does its storage needs. I do not particularly appreciate spending time in cluttered rooms. While I might not be the tidiest person, if my wife’s opinions are anything to go by, I have always expanded my storage spaces whenever I felt the available storage units were getting smaller. Even though I can do some simple carpentry jobs, I prefer using storage kits that come ready for assembly. If your walls are full, some storage spots worth considering include under stairs and under beds.

Revive Your Front Door

Probably the first thing that I should have talked about on this list, but the need to have a neat solid wood door cannot be overlooked. Being among the first things people see when they come to your home, your front door should always be in top shape. There are times when my door seemed aged. A fresh coat of paint was enough to rejuvenate it and probably lengthen its useful life. If it gets to the point that some parts of the door are warped, I suggest that you replace it.

Again, from the little experience that I have in DIY home improvement, you do not have to do much to make your home hospitable. I advise that you start with these small tasks before you start thinking about any complex project.