One of the best ways to cut down on your home improvement costs is by involving your family in the work and this includes your kids. Whereas some kids may be a bit hesitant to help out, the idea is to involve them in activities you know they already like so that they don’t feel as though this work is a chore.
Here are 3 home improvement activities you can involve your kids.
1 Working on the exterior of your home
Part of home improvement involves working on the exterior of your home because it helps in improving your curb appeal. Some of these activities may involve mowing the lawn, gardening, and other external decorations. When you have kids who already enjoy playing with dirt, they can be the best for you to assign such tasks.
2 Work that involves building stuff
Among your kids, there are those who you realize early on have a thing for building stuff or who are taking classes in school that involve a little bit of building. These kids will be the best to involve in home improvement stuff that involves building stuff like frames, repairing doors and so on. You can treat it as an opportunity for them to put into practice what they learnt in school.
3 Paint jobs
Well, most kids will enjoy painting because it’s fun to play around with paint. The challenge may of course be making them do a thorough job but if you can remind them about how it felt to color within the lines, they are likely to make an effort to paint well as per your instructions. With a job well done, they are definitely going to feel proud about themselves.
If you can get your kids excited about the home improvement project, you can be guaranteed that they are going to be willing participants and will be very proud about their contribution.
When it comes to home improvements, one of the most affordable ways to do it is through ideas that you can DIY. The benefit is that you don’t incur any labor costs, you can do it at your own pace, and most importantly you end up getting an unexplainable sense of satisfaction from the fact that this was a product of your hands, your time and your energy.
In this post, I am going to share with you 5 easy home improvements you can do for yourself.
1 Install mirrors with simple frames
One thing that most home owners often overlook when they are thinking about making home improvements is the value of mirrors. Adding mirrors to some of your spaces especially empty walls can really make the space look interesting. Just ensure that your mirrors have a really good yet simple frame that blends with the paint.
2 Accessorize your curtains
Curtains play a very important role when it comes to adding personality to your space. Therefore part of your home improvement can be accessorizing your curtains to make them stand out better. You can do this through making your own curtain holders by hand or purchase inexpensive ones from an antiquities shop.
3 Design a cool frame for your TV
Wall mounted TV’s usually look a bit plain when there’s nothing else on the wall. You can therefore completely transform your TV room by making a cool frame and place it around your mounted TV. This can even end up being your centerpiece because it immediately attracts attention.
4 Try mixing things up
Sometimes it’s unnecessary for you to buy new stuff when you are trying to make some home improvements, you can simply blend items you already have through going for some really bold color combinations.
5 Add a fresh coat of paint
A fresh coat of paint will make anything appear as good as new from your doors, to your walls, to your garage door and so on. Painting is something that you can quickly learn on your own and therefore you don’t need a professional.
Be sure to try these ideas out and let me know how it goes.
I have been to so many homes and been very impressed with just how inexpensive home owners are handling the task of home improvement. What stands out is that it’s so unnecessary to spend so much money in this task because you can achieve the same desired effect with less than a fraction of the money you would spend bringing in a professional.
Here are 3 cheap home improvement ideas you can consider.
1 Start from the outside going in
As you are aware, books will always be judged by their cover and this applies to your home as well. Therefore, when you are thinking about improvements, always start from outside going in. This means your entryway can be cheaply accessorized with flower pots, a vibrant polish on the veranda, good looking outdoor lighting, as well as a cool letterbox that adds some personality to your home.
2 Give your floor some shine
This is particularly for home owners who have hardwood floors, which is actually many of us in the suburbs. When our hardwood floors are exposed to dust, dirt and other elements, they will lose their shine and this makes the entire space appear old. You don’t have to get a professional to restore your shine just visit your local hardware store, purchase the polish and do it yourself.
3 Get rid of items you don’t need
The reality about having items that you don’t need in your home is that they end up looking like clutter and this has a negative feel to the look of your home. One of the cheapest ways to improve your home is simply by getting rid of the clutter. Your home improvement may end up getting you some dollars if you can organize a successful garage sale to get rid of the clutter.
You will realize that these three things won’t even cost you much. With about $150 you will be able to do the work and still have enough left to treat the family to some pizza and barbecue.