There’s a common misconception that doing up your home has to be expensive and time-consuming. Of course, home renovations can be both of those things, but they don’t have to be. Believe it or not, you can improve the look and feel of your home, without it taking weeks of work or a big budget. To make the process of renovating your home that little bit quicker, easier, and cheaper, below are six handy hacks to take note of.
- Opt for easy moulding
Moulding is the big thing in interior design right now, meaning that if you’re updating your home, the chances are you want to have some installed. Whether you’re hoping to have moulding applied to your walls or ceilings, it can sometimes be a somewhat time-consuming task. However, if you opt to use crown moulding that is self-adhesive, it’s quick and easy to apply to your walls. All you have to do is peel off the protective layer and pop the moulding onto your walls or ceiling.
- Look at your adhesive options
When it comes to adding new areas of wood to your home, such as for wooden wall panels and bannisters, it can be quite time-consuming using nails. However, nails and screws aren’t your only option. You also have the choice of using waterproof glue and adhesives. These are quick and easy to use and can be applied directly to the wood, before pressing it onto the surface you want to stick it to.
- Choose click together flooring instead of real wood
While real wood flooring can look amazing, it’s not exactly the easiest thing to get right. There’s a lot of measuring and cutting, before using an adhesive to glue each individual slat to the floor. However, there is another option that looks just as smart and stylish as real wood flooring but is much easier to lay – click together flooring. This is great because it doesn’t require any glue, it’s just a case of clicking together each piece of flooring.
- Clean the walls instead of repainting
An easy hack for brightening up any room is giving the walls a wash down. While you might think that they need repainting, most of the time a quick wash with warm water and mild soap will do. You’d be amazed at how well walls tend to come up, so this is something that’s definitely worth a try. If you want to add extra style to the space, but don’t want to repaint the entire room, how about adding an accent wall? This is a quick and affordable way to update a room, giving it a new lease of life. You can do this with paint, wallpaper, or even wood.
- Install new hardware
A simple way to breath new life into almost any space is to update the hardware. This is a quick and easy hack that can make a room look like a whole new place. Updating the hardware means swapping out the old door handles and chest of drawers knobs for new ones. For ideas and inspiration, Etsy can be a useful resource.
- Refresh grout with a steam cleaner
Last but not least, grout can get grimey incredibly quickly. The chances are if the grout in your kitchen, bathroom or anywhere else in your home is dirty, you’ve tried a lot of different things to get the dirt out. From scrubbing it with a sponge to using a toothbrush, but nothing seems to work. Grout and dirt are a nightmare combination. A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that cleaning grout requires a professional service. However, that’s not the case. All you need to get your grout sparkling is a steam mop. That’s what a professional cleaning company would use.
So there you have it, six handy hacks for making doing up your home that little bit easier.