Giving your house a makeover, can not only make you feel good about living in it, but will also end up increasing its value. However most people put off doing so, because it’s considered to be an expensive task. If such monetary constraints are faced, there is always the option of adding in the time factor and simply doing it yourself.
The fastest way to get a DIY house makeover done is to make it into a family project. Get your kids also involved with small tasks. Not only will it give you some good quality family time, you will be able to teach your children about minor repairs and such around the house. Another great way to speed things up is to ask for your friends’ help. Having your friends come over during the weekend to work on your house with you, will make even gutter replacement seem like fun.
However before you invite your friends over you need to prioritize on what needs to be done. Do you revamp your interior or do you fix up your exterior? That being said, external appearance holds as much value as the inside, and even doing small repair work such as gutter replacement will give your house instant ‘curb appeal.’ Here are a few ideas on how. Visit this link http://www.brisbaneroof.com.au/guttering-and-downpipes.php for more information regarding the gutter replacement.
Brightly coloured flowers have an almost instantaneous effect of making a house look brighter and more inviting. If you do not have a garden to grow flowers in you can always make a window box, with a large assortment of flowers. You can also hang a few planters on your porch as well.
If your front door is starting to look old and worn, but you do not have the money to replace it, you can make it look like a completely brand new door with a simple paint job. You can use a wood finish paint, or even go a bit crazy and paint it in a signature colour, like red. Change your doorknob, or add in a new knocker, and no one will be able to recognize your old door again.
Light It Up
Lights can be used to give your house and your garden some personality. If you want your house to have an ethereal feel, then you can attach spot lights to a few trees in your garden. When these get switched on during the night, it will end up adding a dramatic effect. You can also light up the walkway to your front door, or simply replace your old porch lights with new fixtures, to give your house a more welcoming feel.
Give your kids a place to sit in the garden, by either installing a garden swing, along with comfortable cushions, or by making a tree bench, around the biggest tree you have in your garden.