5 Quick and Easy Home Upgrades

Years of wear and tear can leave your home needing an upgrade. Most home improvement can be time consuming and difficult. Fortunately, there are some upgrades that you can do to your home that are relatively quick and surprisingly easy. Many of these DIY home improvement projects are so simple that you can complete them within a single weekend. One of the best things about utilizing these simple tips is that your home will have that extra touch of style with an outstanding, upgraded look on the inside as well as the outside!

Here are 5 quick and easy home upgrade tips that you can try:

1. Improve Your Home’s Landscaping and Main Entrances

To improve your home’s landscaping, some simple things that you can do are to add some low maintenance flowers throughout your lawn and remember to keep your grass maintained. Another option is to add a small or large garden with decorative rocks or install a pond or fountain. Another recommended tip is to use your mailbox as a source of decoration. You can plant flowers, incorporate a statue, or get a decorative mailbox with new numbers.

Your main entrances are essential when improving your home’s overall exterior look. This is the first thing that people see when they come to your home. Some simple tips that you can try are to paint your doors and add new handles/knobs and other hardware that can offer a fresher upgraded look. You could also add a new outdoor light source at your entrance as well as stylish potted plants and a friendly welcome mat.

2. Upgrade Your Homes Light Sources

Adding new light fixtures and light sources in your home is easy and can be done quickly. You can simply buy new fixtures to replace old and out dated models. You could also decide to add a light fixture that includes a fan. Surprisingly, replacing and installing light fixtures is actually very easy, and step by step instructions are generally included or you can find them online. Another way to enhance your home is to add an art lighting fixture or light source that is designed to emphasize artwork. These can make your home decorations really pop!

3. Add A Backsplash To Your Kitchen

Adding a backsplash is not as difficult as you may think. There are different types of backsplashes. Some are made out of a single sheet and are designed for easy installation. This is the best option to go with if you are a DIY beginner. It is simple and can easily be done in one weekend. If you are feeling up to more of a challenge, you could always go with a traditional tile backsplash or a DIY backsplash that you can make out of many different materials. Any option will give your kitchen an elegant touch, and best of all, they are easy to clean and will keep your walls safe!

4. Restore Old Furniture

Restoring old cabinets is actually much easier than it sounds. It is a simple process of stripping and staining. This is an easy upgrade that can be done in a single weekend. Giving your cabinets a fresh, sharp look will enhance the aesthetics of any room. Another easy way that you can refurbish old furniture is by adding a fresh coat of paint. You could also use old broken furniture and turn it into a new, sharp piece of furniture. For example, old dresser drawer fronts or pallets can be attached together, decorated(if desired, stained or painted), and hung on a wall with vintage hooks drilled into the front creating an innovative and stylish coat rack.

5. Revitalize Your Home With Paint

Over the years, paint can fade, chip, or begin to just look dull. Adding a fresh coat of paint to any room can brighten its tone and give it a clean, crisp look. You can even decide to go with a new color or try a DIY painting technique that will give the paint a textured look. This can change up the room’s style, entirely. Lighter colors are the best option if you are looking to make a room feel more spacious. Painting is an easy project that many people actually have fun doing. There are also many convenient tools available for painting that can make it basically effortless.

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