Having your house go through a massive and dramatic overhaul can be both costly as it is time-consuming. However, there are some small, interesting and simple projects that you can do with your lovely home in a short period of time without having to spend too much effort or needing too much money. Fortunately, this do-on-your-own project can give your house a significantly dramatic makeover which will surprise not only you but also your friends and family. What are you waiting for? Roll up your sleeves and get down to business.
- Let us beautify the entrance of your house
Your guests will first get to know your home by taking their steps through your entrance. In other word, it is the first impression your guests will get. Therefore, it is important and essential to embellish the entrance. It is definitely not difficult to spice things up at your doorway with some pop of dynamic, vibrant colors here and there or maybe a few potted plants and flowers. If the outdoor light is on your side, do not hesitate to implement iron fixtures to give your hallway a dramatic look. When it comes to paint color, you can opt to coordinate the color of your hallway with the color of your interior furniture or choose to use bold color to create an interesting contrast with your choice of outdoor paint.
- The next step is to embellish your fireplace
Fireplaces have always been a totally great choice when it comes to adding that rustic or modern touch to any living rooms or libraries. However, the source of dirt and dust can be as well come from them. Therefore, choosing to paint your fireplace a new color might be just the thing to help you cut down the cleaning part, as well as give your room a dynamic new touch. There are a wide variety of options for you to choose from. You can consider painting it with the same color palette you have used for the whole room. Or you can go with the completely opposite direction by painting with a bold contrast color. Whatever your choice might be, it is sure to make a lasting impression. If you want to keep the original brick look of your fireplace, you can opt to use large painting or ornate mirror to stylize your fireplace.
- It is time to organize your entrance area
Organizing your entrance area can serve many different purposes. First off all, it will make your hallway look nice because no one likes a messy and dirty entrance with stuff all over the place. Second, organizing your entrance will play a vital part in keeping you on time and getting out of the door. Have you ever spent hours after hours looking frantically for your car key or coat and then found it under a pile of magazines stacked in a corner? If you have, the re-organization project is just your thing. You can benefit from this in a lot of ways. You can simply install some new coat hangers and make a small investment in shelves or a book case to keep near the door. You can hang your coat here, or maybe putting your car key, wallet or dog leash on the bookshelf so you can easily find what you need when you need. This project is the simplest one and brings a lot of different benefits if done right.
- How about upgrading your light fixtures?
It has always come as a surprise for many people how changing or upgrading light fixtures can change the look of a room so dramatically. Despite its benefits, many have not implemented this project yet. Why? The reason is that it can be really costly. This problem can be solved by changing the light for one room at a time. By doing this, the total cost can be spread out over a period of time and do not take a heavy toll on your home-improving budget. In addition, you can express your own personality and personalize your space by using a statement piece. The choice available for you is almost endless: from antique lamps to singular lights, you just need to choose what suit your preference. Do not hesitate to implement this plan over replacing your kitchen sink if you are able to.
- Last but definitely not least, molding your own cabinets
You can elevate and give your cabinets a new look by adding a mold. Fortunately, the process of installing a mold is quite easy and fairly inexpensive. First of all, choose a mold that is perfect for you. You can base your decision on your own preference of how your cabinet should look like after the installation, or it can be based on what type of mold will fit the theme of the whole room, etc… After having chosen your mold, you can start measure, cut and start installing. The installation of the mold can be carried out by either glue or nail the exterior to the cabinet. Then, the molding should be clamped in a place. After the molding is dry, you can paint it in whatever color you want and varnish it to add some glossy touch to the piece. You can add as much or little as molding as you want, as long as you feel happy with your final result. By combining different kinds of molding and paints, the list of available choices for you to choose from is endless, all of which are not costly as you might think.
By doing little by little, a small project to a small project, the cost and the time you have to spend on home improvement is spread out and it seems less expensive and time-consuming. The most important thing when doing stuff like this is to remember cooperating your personal style and personality into them. Improving your home is like a mysterious adventure, and it is important to enjoy what is waiting for you in the journey ahead.