Every now and then, we all like to give our homes a bit of a makeover. Doing so can both enhance the look of our homes, leave us feeling refreshed, and allow us to make use of space that is currently not being used effectively. The following four home improvement ideas will help you to do more for less with your next home makeover.
Use Mirrors to Make Space Seem Bigger
You’ve probably been to a restaurant that makes use of this trick. By giving the entire back wall over to large mirrors, it creates the illusion that the restaurant is twice as big as it really is. You can take advantage of this same effect in your home by placing large mirrors along any wall. You don’t necessarily need to cover the entire wall, but large enough mirrors will deliver get the same effect. You can choose frames that fit your home’s style, whether modern or traditional, and positioning mirrors on walls opposite windows also will reflect more light in your room.
Use Flowers to Enhance Privacy
If you have any windows in your home that look out onto the street at ground level, it can be hard to find an elegant privacy solution. If you’re like me, you don’t mind keeping your curtains and blinds closed all through the day. However, if you prefer to keep curtains open, adding a few flower boxes and vases either inside or outside, you can obstruct the view through the window from the outside while simultaneously enhancing the look and feel of the room from the inside. Flowers will still let light through, but hopefully provide enough of a barrier that people outside won’t be able to just peer in.
Turn Your Garage into Living Space
For most people, the garage is used to store vehicles, or perhaps as a place to put all the stuff that doesn’t seem to fit anywhere else. But if you have alternate parking options and your home is feeling cramped, there’s no reason that you can’t turn your garage into another room and take advantage of all the space it offers. You can still use it for storage, albeit better-looking storage. Gladiator Garage Works sell a number of storage containers that are designed to be used in your garage. Use these to store all the clutter and bric-a-brac that you have accumulated, then give the rest of the space a makeover for your own personal use.
Convert Your Attic into a Room
The attic is another space that many of us do very little with. If there are no windows in your attic, look into whether you can install any. In some properties, this isn’t possible, but if you can do so and the space is large enough to stand comfortably, it’s relatively easy to turn your attic into a bedroom for guests. If you don’t often have guests to stay, consider turning it into a playroom, office or flex space that can serve multiple purposes.
When it comes to undertaking significant home improvements, it’s easy to end up sinking a great deal into it, both in terms of time and money. With just a few simple home improvement ideas, it’s possible to reduce the cost and difficulty of your next home makeover, while also finding novel ways of using the available space.