Home improvement tips

Your home is your castle although it may not necessarily look like one.

Even if there is no place like home, after all, it is the place where you hang around in your pajamas and binge-watch on TV, don’t you wish your surroundings could be better? Turn your home into a castle or at least something closer to your taste. Don’t think that some home repairs are out of your league. All it takes is time and effort and even beginner DIYers can do these fixes and create jaw-dropping home improvements. Get your tools ready and your creativity in full gear. Get the home of your dreams while saving tons of money!

Add Paint

Adding paint is the easiest and cheapest way to improve the ambiance of your home. Choose a color that mesmerizes you and puts you in a good mood so every time you come home you will feel relaxed and at ease. Don’t think that only the walls and floors can be painted. You can even save some old furniture and breathe new life in them by giving them a makeover with paint. Choose the right tools in your painting project and always keep your work area clean. Remember to apply petroleum jelly or tape on spots you don’t want to be painted and you will keep everything spic and span.

Improve the Landscape

Are there weeds on your backyard and untrimmed shrubs? Gain control of your greenery and add curb appeal to your home. You can be highly creative with your landscape especially if you have a large area. Before digging in the dirt, you should plan your landscape out. Have a sketch ready and determine the kind of plants you want on your yard. You have to plan for growth and maintenance so you will have a great looking yard throughout the year. You can use tarps as a receptacle to put yard waste on such as shrub and tree trimmings. You can fashion an umbrella tent made of tarp as a shade and put some chairs under to have a place where you can appreciate your lush garden.

Update Your Décor

You can add a few items in your home to make it look fantastic. If you don’t have the budget to add trinkets on every corner you can just focus on rooms where people gather a lot such as your living room or dining area. You can focus your energies on these spots and purchase wall art that will be great conversation pieces. You can also purchase affordable items that will change the look of your home such as throw pillow covers, picture frames, inexpensive lamps, and mirrors. You can choose from tons of home accessories from shops online and brick and mortar to give your home a fabulous new look. You can get ideas from home interior magazines to decorate and get the look you want.

Get rid of mold with air movers and use scented candles

Molds are a presence you don’t want in your home. Far from a castle, molds have your home smelling like a dungeon. Molds trigger allergic reactions, cause nasal stuffiness, and throat irritation. Unattractive streaks and black spots growing on your home are telltale signs of mold you should get rid of. Molds love damp places so if your home has been exposed to water damage there is a big chance of mold growing. Air movers are a great way to get rid of mold because it hastens the drying process and allow the air to circulate promoting evaporation. You can also have your home smelling clean and fresh with scented candles infused with essential oils. Some oils like eucalyptus even have antiviral and antibacterial properties.

Add Smart Home Technology

You can bring your home to the new millennium by adding smart home technology. Imagine the ease of controlling your home while you are far away from home. Use your smartphone or iPad to execute commands. First, you must choose from the many voice-controlled assistants available on the market. The choices are Apple’s Siri, Google’s Assistant, and Amazon’s Alexa. After you have chosen your assistant you can install the hardware needed that will become your smart home controller.

There are many ways to improve your experience on your home by beautifying it or upgrading it with new technology. After a hard day’s work, you deserve to come home to an abode that is comfortable and invigorating. Make your home a reflection of your taste and aesthetics by doing the necessary grit work to transform it. DIY projects are easy and the benefits of finally having a beautiful home are long-lasting.