Does your house feel old, worn down, and dirty? If so, you'e not alone. It's perfectly natural for homes to feel worn and, well, lived in after some time has passed. Floors get dingy, cabinets get grimy, and walls get marked up, all of which can make your home feel old and uninviting. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to bring the sparkle back to your home. And you don't have to renovate anything. Following are four easy projects that can help you learn to love your home again.
Nothing freshens up a space like new paint. If it's been a few years since you've painted your walls, it may be time to add a fresh coat. In high traffic areas, such as hallways, doorways, and playrooms, it's not uncommon for people to paint every 2 or 3 years. What's more, painting is one of the least expensive ways you can dramatically transform your home. For about $200, you can get all the supplies you need to spruce up your walls.
Over time, tiles can start looking dull and it's not uncommon for grout to become discolored due to spills, dirt, and grime. Cleaning tiles by hand, even if you get down on all fours to do it, isn't as effective as professional tile cleaning. Floor cleaning companies have special cleaners that can blast tiles, removing even the oldest and most stubborn dirt. Many floor cleaning companies also offer grout sealing and restoration services, which can make your tiled floors look new again.
Cabinets and fixtures, especially those in the kitchen, put up with a lot over the years. Accumulated dirt and grease from cooking and living in your space can leave a film on your beautiful cabinets, causing them to appear lack luster. To keep your cabinets looking great, be sure to gently wipe them down with warm water and dish soap when you're cleaning your kitchen. Every few months or so, you should also perform a deep clean, scrubbing your cabinets both inside and outside.
If you don't have money for new furniture, don't worry. You can totally transform the look and feel of your home by changing out your fabrics and textiles. A new area rug, a few throw pillows, an updated comforter -- all can make your space feel new again.
You don't have to spend a lot of time and money to make your space look great again. If you take the time to do a few projects around the house, you will make your house sparkle.