5 Awesome Things You Can Make for Home Improvement

The porch is also a part of the house

Buying a home is a big step for everybody and people often don’t have the budget to buy a brand new house. Due to that, people have turned to improving old homes because for less money and a little work, they can get a beautiful and loving home. What are the most important home improvement ideas you can make without actually engaging in a big renovation where you have to take down the walls? I am offering you here 5 awesome things you can make to make your home look refreshed and new.

  • Change the color of the walls: I know that you may seem like this is a boring task, but you have to understand that walls are everywhere. Changing the color of your walls you can make the room bigger and newer. You may seem like it is a common change in your home, but it can make your home look better than ever before. But, before you go to the home improvement store to buy a white color, think about it? DO you really want the white color? I know that it is basic but its dull. If you are afraid to experiment with colors, use light colors like light grey, light blue, light green, yellow or even that off-white color you are admiring in other people’s homes. If you have a room which doesn’t have much light, go with those colors. Don’t use strong colors like red, black, dark blue or purple in any room because those colors are too much. If you really insist on having that color on the wall, then color one wall or a part of the wall so you can have a feature wall. Just, be sure that those colors aren’t in your bedroom because you have to be able to relax there. Big red wall won’t help you relax in any way.

    Change the color of the walls
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  • Be creative with the storage: Storage is the only thing that is lacking in absolutely every home. Due to that, having a cool storage place will improve your home, but the main question is; how can you do it? What are those areas which you can turn into a perfect storage? They are everywhere around you. If you have an open space concept in the kitchen and dining room you can make a small island on the wheels where you will keep things you need when you are dining. That can be special silverware, plates, wine glasses or even napkins. Those things you are using daily and sometimes you don’t feel like carrying everything on the dining table. This way you don’t have to do it because everything is stored inside. Another plus is the fact that you can put the meal on the island and push it to the table. Another idea is one of the best because it utilizes space you can’t use every day. You can make a shelf under the stairs so you can put books under the narrow side and under the box, install boxes you can fill with hats, gloves, and umbrellas. That way everything you need to quickly get out is near the doors.

  • Decorate your home with black and white pictures: There is something special about black and white pictures. They give a dose of elegance to the room you put them in. Look at your walls and think about what you see and what you want to see. A dining room is a perfect place for elegant black and white pictures, especially if they are family photographs from the past. Try to find old family albums and take out those portraits of your grandmother and grandfather. Who knows, you may have a great place for that picture on the wall but you haven’t realized that until now. Also, old family pictures are a great conversation starter if you have guests who are new in your life. It is easier to get to know someone when you start to talk about the family.

    Decorate your home with black and white pictures
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  • The porch is also a part of the house: People often talk about decorating and renovating the inside of the house which makes them completely oblivious that they have a porch. Don’t let your porch be empty because, during summer and spring, it can be additional room for you. You don’t have to spend a fortune on the porch but with time you can decorate it to look amazing and pretty snuggly. You can start by planting few flowers and hang their pots on the fence. Then you can add a bench and a pair of cozy rocking chairs with a small table in the middle. When you are finished, the porch will be your favorite place for a coffee on a relaxed Saturday morning.

    The porch is also a part of the house
    Image Source: Google Images

  • Find a group activity for the entire family: Every family member has their own hobbies, friends, and obligations so it is sometimes hard to keep the entire family in the same room for a while. Due to that, you can adjust the living room and turn it into, for example, home cinema. When you do that, invite the entire family over and explain to them that this home cinema is an investment into one family night a week. That night you have to stay at home and spend the entire night together, laughing, having fun and relaxing. For that, you don’t need much. Actually, everything you have to do is get a projector for the cinema and you are done. There was one movie where the entire family sat down in the backyard and played their favorite movies on the projector once a week. You can do the same because it is a great way for you to bond. Additional tip: every week one family member has to pick the movie.

    Find a group activity for the entire family
    Image Source: Google Images

The number 5 doesn’t have to be a thing you can do for your home improvement, but keep in mind that I am talking about home improvement, not the house. A “home” is where you live and “home” are people you spend your time with. Don’t forget about them and you will have new and improved home every day.

About Mark

The post was contributed by Mark from Foosball Zone. He is a blogger, stay at home dad and a big technology freak. He loves spending time with his family, especially playing foosball as he was pretty good at it after college. If you are interested in the work he does on his Foosball Zone

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