6 Quick Home Improvement Tips to Give Your House a Facelift

Overview of open paint cans with a brush on top.

04 Aug 2015

Posted in:  Improving your Home and Loans

While you may be planning that big home renovation in the not so distant future, there are some quick wins you can achieve while you decide exactly what will work best for you and your house. To help you out, we’re bringing you these six inexpensive and simple home improvement projects you can do to revitalise your home right away.

A lick of paint

You’d be surprised how much a fresh coat of paint can brighten up your home. By choosing neutral colours, you can appeal to a broader base of potential buyers if you’re looking to sell. Choose a flat or basic texture paint for the interior for a quick, no hassle choice and if your front door also needs some TLC, consider painting that as well.

Beautiful on the outside

A basic grooming regime for your garden can go a long way; trim your shrubs, fertilise your grass and do some strimming. You will quickly improve the external appearance of your home by storing your wheelie bins out of view from the street. If any aspects of your front door are looking tired, like the handle or your letterbox, consider replacing these from your local DIY store.

Kitchen and bathroom faucets

To quickly renew your kitchen or bathroom without spending thousands, replace the old faucets. Get longer out of your cost effective mini-renovation by picking modern looking new faucets when making your selection.

Update your storage

Functional storage is something you can never have enough of. Adding closet organisers and additional shelving can help you make more out of your current space and revitalise a room.

Let it shine

Invest in some new, more modern lighting fixtures to give your home more of a contemporary look. Replace old yellow bulbs with more modern with energy efficient day light bulbs to really brighten the place up.

Make it sparkle

A little can go a long way when it comes to decluttering, tidying and cleaning. Wash your windows inside and out, de-clutter your shed and garage and eliminate odours and make your floors pop by getting them cleaned or shampooing them.

While all the above are great ‘quick fixes’, when you’re undertaking a large home improvement, AIB is here to help. View our home improvement personal loan options and get a quote today.

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