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10 Ways to Spruce Up Your Home

There are many ways in which to spruce up your home and give it a new lease of life and — best of all — it doesn’t have to break the bank! DIY is all the rage these days; it will not only make you feel fulfilled and satisfied, but it will be like living in a new dwelling once you’ve completed your projects.

1. Repaint the Exterior

Of course, if you want to repaint the entirety of the outside of your home that could take a while and cause you to spend a lot of money as you will undoubtedly need to buy a whole tonne of paint.

However, what you can do is repaint your front door to create the feeling of a new, fresh look that takes an hour or so at most (unless you have a ridiculously large door, but we are assuming that you don’t!). You might want to give your window frames a lick of paint too, so they match the door and provide you with a unanimous design.

Do not stress too much about the colour that you go for — if you decide you don’t like it the week after, just paint over it, that’s how easy it is! Or, pick up some paint samples from your local hardware store and test them out beforehand.

A living room spruced up with wallpaper on one wall

2. Apply Wallpaper or Paint the Walls

Applying wallpaper looks great and does the job of spicing up your entire house, especially if you design it cleverly and only put it on accent walls. The term “applying wallpaper” may have enticed fear into your stomach if you have ever tried to hang it before but, luckily there is such a thing as a removable wallpaper.

It is still stylish yet a far more affordable way than investing in permanent paper. Plus, you can add colour or pretty patterns to your home in a blink of an eye without labouring all day, trying to flatten out all the bumps in the wallpaper.

However, if you are of the ‘no wallpaper’ persuasion then you can just as easily revive your walls with a bit of paint. Trust us, you really don’t need to hire someone to do this for you — buy a pot, a decent paintbrush, some masking tape and get to it.

Much like with the exterior, you can find some paint samples if you don’t have a vision of what you want your space to look like. You could even spruce things up further by applying chalkboard paint to an accent wall so your kids (or yourself) can play around.

3. Redo Your Bathroom

Obviously, renovating your whole bathroom can be extremely expensive however, there are ways you can redecorate it on a budget, so you don’t have to rip out the toilet, sink and all.
Try to upgrade the hardware and standalone fixtures — the “cheap” stuff, if you will. Light pulls, cabinet handles and shower door replacement is a great way to go! Even the showerhead itself is doable and can make you feel like you are living in your very own spa.

4. Replace the Windows

The window type you decide to have in your home really sets the design tone so, if you don’t mind spending a little bit of extra money, then you should definitely replace your affordable windows in Hamilton to change the feeling of your abode.

Affordable windows in Hamilton come in a variety of forms such as:

  • Awning
  • Bay and bow
  • Casement
  • Single or double-hung tilt
  • Single or double slider tilt
  • End vent slider windows
  • High profile fixed
  • Low profile fixed
  • Specialty (custom made)

You will never run out of a choice! Not to mention that affordable windows in Hamilton and other regions can be kind to most budgets.

5. Hang Art Up

You know that painting you bought because “it would look great above the fireplace” but you haven’t quite hung it up yet? Well, hang it now! The complete look and feel of your room will change in an instant with this simple addition.

6. Update the Floors

If your floors are tired and old, the room will feel like that too. You don’t need to attend a course on sanding and professional finishing, neither do you have to spend a bucket load of money for a qualified individual to come in and take over. There are plenty of ways to spice things up yourself.

For example, you could buy some stick-on tiles from a nearby store and cover your current flooring in those for a quirky touch. However, you can also paint the floor with some gorgeous floor paint (again, all good hardware retailers will stock this). But if this seems like it will take too much out of your day — just buy a new rug!

7. DIY Cushions

That perfect cushion may not be quite so desirable when you take a look at the price tag, so your best move is to make your own. Even if you can’t (or don’t want) to sew, use fabric glue instead to create the exact design you are searching for and add a homemade touch to your house.

Close up of a dining room table setting

8. Spice Up Your Table

Dining room, bedside, coffee — whatever type of table you have, buy a bit of safety glass that is the right size and sandwich photos, postcards or whatever you fancy between that and the tabletop. This looks gorgeous and is a great conversation starter.

9. Change Cabinet Hardware

Don’t want the hassle of changing the whole cabinet? Just remove the handles and put in some fresh ones. It’s amazing how, by just modifying one aspect, the whole item feels brand-new.

10. Rearrange Bookshelves

Bring a bit of art into your shelves! Treat each one like it’s a display but, when you are finished, take a step back and consider whether they all work together as one, as well as individually.

You can get creative with bookends too — use pottery or funky ornaments instead to add a bit of additional interest.

Conclusion

So, as you can see, there are a number of ways to spruce up your home — and these are just 10 to get you started! If you’re in the market for new replacement doors or affordable windows in Hamilton, contact the team here at Clera today and get started on that dream renovation project.

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