4 Affordable Home Improvement Techniques

Couple making miniature plantsWanting to make your home look prettier is understandable – but, does it have to cost you thousands in the process? Following are some cheap home improvement tips you might want to try out:

1. New Plants and Planters

Check out Italian planters that you can put in strategic corners of your home for added class and color. The beauty here is that there are numerous planter designs to choose from, not to mention hundreds of possible indoor plants. If you want your plants to have double duties, opt for herbs or mosquito-repelling plants for your planters.

2. Change the Light

Sometimes, all it takes is a few bulbs here and there to completely revamp a room. You might want to do the walk all over your house and see which bulbs are still working and which ones aren’t. Replace what needs replacing and switch bulb colors if you think a room deserves a mellower look. Dimmer switches might also be to your taste for the veranda, the porch, or the balcony.

3. Faux Stone

You know what’s hot right now? There are faux stone stickers that you can buy right off the internet and just stick it wherever you want. These are beautiful and are close to what a traditional brick-style fireplace would look, minus the cost of the real one. These stickers are not only inexpensive but also come in different styles. If you get tired of them, peeling them off the wall won’t be much of a problem.

4. Repaint the Furniture

If you have wooden furniture, it’s a small job to repaint or revarnish them for that amazing brand-new shine. If you’ve got a sofa, you might want to reupholster or even just have some professional cleaning done. You can extend this to the carpet and it would seem as though you’re living in a brand new home again.

Of course, those are just some of the home improvement techniques you might want to try out. Start small and gradually build your way up to a home that looks like it won’t grow old.