At this time of the year, many are redecorating and renovating their property to give it a new lease of life before summer comes along. While you may prefer to hire out professionals to handle the more complicated and skilled renovating and decorating tasks you might need completed, there are still many you can take on yourself. To give you some ideas of tasks and projects you can take on without the help of a tradesmen, saving you some money in the process, we’ll look at some of the easiest in the following post.
A Fresh Coat of Paint Makes a Whole World of Difference
One of the quickest and simplest ways to improve or alter the way your property looks is by giving it a fresh coat of paint throughout. Even if you intend on using different colours for different rooms, painting is a task that just about anyone can do, even if you don’t feel particularly handy when it comes to DIY. You’d be amazed at how much better a room that previously looked tired and dull will look with just a few coats of paint. You don’t even have to change to a different paint colour.
Don’t Forget Wallpapering
Although there’s a lot of people that struggle with wallpapering, it’s another way to easily you’re your property a new lease of life. What’s more, you don’t necessarily have to do much prep work, other than mixing the paste and cutting the paper as you can normally hang wallpaper directly onto painted walls.
Replace Lighting Fixtures
Look around your home. Have you had the same lighting fixtures for the entirety of the time you’ve lived there? This might be a great place to start making small, but significant changes to how the room looks and feels. After all, the mood and ambiance of a room is not just determined by the colour scheme and décor, but also the lighting. Although you may have to deal with the electrics to change the actual fittings, some are made with the unexperienced in mind and even a switch in shade could make a big difference.
Install Additional Storage Space
Do you have a very cluttered home with a lot of floorspace taken up by storage units and furniture? You could make a huge difference, with as little or as much effort as you want to put in to it, by clearing out some of that cumbersome furniture and installing some simple units and shelves on the walls. The extra floorspace will give you much more room to move around in your home and will make the area feel bigger.
Switch the Door Casing, Trims or Baseboards
If you don’t mind work involving some drilling, wood/UPVC or other things like that, you could consider updating the millwork in your home. We’re talking about the door casing, trim or even the baseboards. If you’re new to this kind of work, to learn how to install door casing, check out this awesome guide at plumbandlined.com. Just like many of the other ideas in this post, changing the door casing is a small task that can make a huge difference to the overall aesthetics of your home.