Purchasing your first house is a significant milestone and watershed moment in your life. You shift from being a renter to a homeowner. However, with great power comes great responsibility!
You are probably wondering how you can make this house your home. Most places on the market benefit from minor home improvement when you move in. However, if you want to dramatically change the look of your house with the least effort, we got you! Let’s take a look at some weekend projects and day projects you can think of taking up.
Changing Window Glass
There are some things that give away an old house. Having cloudy, scratched windows is a dead giveaway that your house needs some TLC and probably hasn’t been maintained as it should have. Changing the glass on your windows is one of the most dramatic home improvements you can opt for, and it will save you money on heating and cooling too!
Modern glass windows come treated with different chemicals and filters that filter harmful UV radiation and block heat from the sun. Houses with large windows should invest in weather-resistant, breakage-resistant glass as a long-term investment in the infrastructure of the home.
Repainting the Exterior Walls
The way you see your house is defined by what your house looks like on the outside. Thus, giving it a fresh lick of paint on the outside is just the project you need to upgrade your new home. There are many factors that can influence the painting process, like sun, wind, and rain. You can do your own research on this topic, or you can also hire professionals who can get the job done quickly and flawlessly.
Building a Fence
A quaint, white picket fence is an excellent addition to a new home. It defines the boundary between your home and the street and gives you the opportunity to let your dog out in the yard. You can search the internet for inspiration if you don’t want a plain white fence and use innovative decor ideas for the same. Make sure to check out laws for your country regarding how high you can make the fence or if you need to file for permits before construction.
Installing a Front Garden
A front garden can transform the look of your home. This is a fun project you can do once a week with family and friends until your garden blooms. It takes a surprising amount of work to set up a beautiful garden. The plus side is that you can crowdsource any tools you need from the community or by asking door to door. Since you’ll use many of these tools only once, this is a better option than buying them!
If you really want to be eco-friendly, choose indigenous and local plants for your garden. You can visit your local gardening community or local nursery for more details about local plants. You can even set up a kitchen garden that will provide you fresh herbs, fruits, and vegetables for your kitchen all year round!
Upgrading Your Porch
There are multiple ways you can upgrade your porch. If your patio is made of wood, you can restain the wood to a lighter or darker tint, depending on the rest of the aesthetic of your house. You can repaint it if you don’t want the hassle of stripping down the wood and revarnishing it. Choose a project depending on the space available, your budget, and the effort you want to put in. You can also install simple furniture like swings on your porch for an easy peasy update.
Painting Room Walls
Colors influence our perception of any space. Changing the color scheme of your interiors is one of the most popular options when it comes to home improvement. This project is easy to do whether you are a beginner or an expert at room painting. You have full creative freedom over the project, and if you plan to include kids in this activity, they may learn a thing or two about what it takes to own a home.
Upgrade to Cork Floors
Cork floors are the hottest new thing on the home improvement scene. These floors are made of sustainable, renewable material and are much easier to install than wood. There are multiple benefits to upgrading to cork floors. They are fire-resistant, water-resistant, and highly durable. They are comfortable if you walk around barefoot a lot and have a natural resistance to mold, mildew, and even termites.