You wouldn’t think it, but summer is on the way. June will be here in one short month, and hopefully, it will bring the sun. When that happens, your home needs to be ready for the change. After all, you don’t want a stagnant house for the summer. But, you also don’t want to spend a fortune sprucing it up and making it look beautiful. What you need is the middle ground, which you can have thanks to a few sneaky tips. These are the tips that will revitalize your home for the summer on a budget. Enjoy!
First impressions are everything, and your home is no different. It is amazing how many homeowners forget about the exterior and focus on the interior. The interior is important, but the exterior is just as important. You need your property to have curb appeal, which is why you should start with new fittings. A cheap front door will transform the outside of your home, and they are easy to find. If that sounds like too much hard work, use paint instead. Go over the doors and the windows and cover them in a fresh gloss. Also, don’t forget the garden. Get the lawn mower and give it a trim so that it doesn’t like a mess.
Paint The Walls
Speaking of paint, keep a few brushes handy for the inside of the house. When it comes to decorating on a budget, paint is your best friend. The reason it is so good is that it refreshes the entire house. Fresh paint has a gloss and a sheen that makes a house gleam afterward. And, it only costs a couple of bucks for a full tin. With a handful of tins, you can revitalize the house and only spend fifty bucks. There aren’t many other materials that have this effect for this less.
Unblock The Windows
Summer is all about lighting. And, natural light is the key to a great summer home. The UV rays from the sun are brilliant at making a property look bigger and airier. So, if your windows are blocked, unblock them for the changing season. A good tip is to replace your curtains with blinds. Blinds are a lot flimsier and translucent, and they don’t cost much. Artificial lighting is also a very good idea. Try and offset the natural light with ambient light from lamps and overhead lights. Honestly, your home will transform before your eyes.
Declutter From Top To Bottom
The easiest way by far is to get rid of all the garbage that you don’t need in your home. Apologies if you don’t have any clutter, but most homes do because it is hard to run a tight ship. The problem with clutter is that it takes up space and makes everything look messy. That is something that you can’t afford to happen. All you have to do is have a tidy up and put everything in its place. If it doesn’t have a place, find it one! For more declutter tips check out my book, Control Your Clutter!
As you can see, it doesn’t take much effort or money to get your house ready for the summer.