Spring is finally here, and with nice weather encouraging us to be more active, many of us are eager to start renovating and focusing on home improvement. “Where to begin?”, one might wonder. Well, it depends on how much time and money you are willing to pour into these spring projects and whether you want to make big or small changes to your home. Here, we are presenting you with three more-than-welcome, budget-friendly home care projects to help you freshen up your old home and breathe new life into your living space.
Declutter your living space and organize your belongings
First on the list is, of course, decluttering. Decluttering is an essential part of making your home look fresh and new and a great starting point. You want to get rid of everything that you don’t really use, like or need. Marie Kondo, a popular Japanese organizing consultant, suggests that we only keep only those things that “spark joy”. Apply the KonMari Method – gather your belongings, categorize them and get rid of unnecessary stuff. Keep only what is dear to your heart – find a place for it and express gratitude. Next step would be dealing with things that you don’t want in your closet anymore. What you could do is donate them to charities or give them to someone who could really use them. You could also profit from them by selling your clothes online – there are so many options when it comes to decluttering, and the best thing is – you are making room for the things that you actually appreciate, thus creating balance and cohesiveness in your home.
Check if all your appliances and protective devices are working properly
Inconveniences with home appliances are something that happens in all homes from time to time. If a situation arises where you are stuck with appliances that won’t work, hiring a well-equipped emergency electrician is a solution to your problems. Are you experiencing overloaded power points/extension cords or corroded wiring? Is there a problem with tripped circuit breakers? Maybe you are having issues with blown fuses? Whatever the case may be, a 24-hour electrician team is ready to knock on your door as quickly as possible, any day of the week, eager to help solve any electrical problems you’re facing. While you’re at it, check if there are some other things that need repairing or replacing – power outlets, fire alarms, smoke detectors, and fire extinguishers – better safe than sorry!
Rearrange your furniture and introduce symmetry into your living space
When it comes to freshening up your living space with furniture, you don’t really need to go all in and replace everything. Instead, go all in with creativity – simply by rearranging your furniture you’ll be getting a new space which you can then spice up with accessories and pops of color to liven it up. First, you need to keep in mind the proportion – the smaller the room the smaller the furniture should be, and vice versa – a more spacious room means larger elements. Next, choose the focal point of the room – it can be a statement sofa, a painting, a table, or a tub in the bathroom. Then, focus on balancing out the things that support the focal point. Introduce identical items in pairs – in the living room, symmetry can be achieved by adding two lamps to each side of the focal point; in the bathroom, it could be done by hanging two mirrors on the wall and in the dining room you can place two patterned chairs or two vases on the table. The possibilities are endless!
Many things can be done around the house to make it feel comfortable, cohesive and well-organized. By applying the tips mentioned above you will be giving your old home a fresh new look. The best part is – they are all inexpensive fixes, so you get to spend all that extra money on things you enjoy!