If you’re feeling run down, stuck in a rut, or just plain bored; it might be time to do some small house improvements to spice things up! Research shows that updating your home and making things fresh and new can alleviate feelings of stress and boredom and can bring feelings of motivation and excitement.
You don’t need a lot of money to make impactful changes; in fact, the small things are usually the most meaningful; like most areas in life.
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You don’t need to complete an entire house renovation to feel new and refreshed; that costs a lot of money, takes a lot of time and a lot of brainpower. Instead, try these 5 small home improvements that will make a world of difference in your home:
⦁ Update Light Fixtures
Lighting is probably the most impactful area in your home to update for the least amount of money and the least amount of time. Most people know how effective lighting is at creating a mood and having the mood set in your rooms is going to change the entire feel of your home.
I’d recommend going to softer lighting in your relaxing areas; such as the dining room, living room, and bedrooms; while the bathrooms and kitchens may call for more direct lighting. This is one area where you will have plenty of options and will be able to let your creative juices fly with all the choices at your fingertips.
⦁ Closet Space
How many of us are guilty of throwing things away in your closet, shutting the door and forgetting about it? I know I have done that many times in the past. However, they say chaos breeds chaos and that could not be more accurate. Staying organized is really going to make a difference, not only in your home but in your life.
Update your closets to make use of the space in the best way possible; there are some amazing ideas at 180 Closet Designs if you need inspiration. You’ll always be grateful when you can open your closet door and sigh with relief at the organization and clean look to the space. Not to mention, you’ll always be able to find what you’re looking for and that alone will save you time and stress.
⦁ Bathroom Vanity
As women, we spend most of our morning in front of the bathroom vanity. We have make-up, lotions, creams, hair accessories, and tools; not to mention toothbrushes, soaps, and jewelry. As for the men in the world, I know for a fact that most men are not fans of the chaos that comes with feminine beauty. Tackling the bathroom vanity is not only going to save you time and stress but could possibly save your marriage!
Spend some time checking out different vanities and find one that can contain all your gadgets and products in an organized manner. You’ll want to find something that is easy to keep clean and decluttered because that will give your bathroom a fresh and clean feel; the way a bathroom should feel.
⦁ Update the Showerhead
Over time, showerheads can build up mildew and start losing pressure and effect. While we mostly shower to get clean, there is a massage aspect that could really change your life. If you’ve got an older style showerhead, I would highly recommend updating it to a new, strong, and multi-faceted showerhead. It may not be the most “in your face” update, but it’s one that will put your morning showers on another level and give you a fresh and vibrate start to your days.
⦁ Fresh Paint
If you’re looking for a bigger project that will really change the feel of the entire room, opt for a fresh coat of paint. Check out your local hardware stores and have some fun with colours and designs. Ask a colour matching representative or seek out the opinion of an artist or interior designer. You’d be surprised how much effect colour and paint has on a space.
You can create a calm space, or a fun space, or a passionate space; the choice is up to you and there is no shortage of options. Have fun with this one, break out the wine and music and let yourself enjoy the project of repainting your home!
It doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg to update your home. If you take your time and allow yourself to explore all your options, you can make great improvements in small ways. People will be amazed when they come to visit and see a whole new vibration in your home without having to break down or build new walls. You may not even need a contractor (depending on your skill level). So have fun with it, embrace small changes and enjoy a fresh new feel to your old familiar home.
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