Friday, May 23, 2014

Ideas to maintain & update your home

Everyday living will inevitably cause wear and tear in your home. To keep your home efficient and looking fresh, it’s important to perform maintenance checks and style updates every now and then. 

Your home exterior is subjected to harsh outdoor conditions and weather changes. To give it that fresh look, repaint the walls in a new color. 

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Update your home exteriors

Your home exterior is subjected to harsh outdoor conditions and weather changes. To give it that fresh look, repaint the walls in a new color. 

If you’re not quite up for such a significant change, use a bold color for your front door – this will make all the difference. 

Change your garden landscape

Take care of your plants and any overgrowth by regularly watering and trimming your garden. 

Over time, some plants may still die and your grass cover may already have bald patches. Liven up your garden by adding new plants and grass to fill these voids. While you’re at it, you could also add new features such as statues, gravel pathways and benches. 

Repaint your interior walls

Paint cracks and chips are inevitable. Make your home look brand new by repainting your interior walls. Consider using a new color scheme or adding a vibrant accent color for added interest. 

Check your safety devices

With years of non-use, safety devices such as smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors may not be effective anymore. Check if these are still working and whether a change of batteries is needed. 

Check plumbing for leaks

Plumbing leaks are a huge and costly problem in most households. It’s important to check your faucets and toilets for leaks every now and then. Aside from the possibility of a costly renovation, plumbing leaks also make for a large utility bill every month. 

Employ minor style updates

Minor touches of new interior details can bring a fresh vibe to your space. Change up your bed linens and decorative pillows. Paintings and wall art may also be changed. Add an organic element to your home with indoor plants and fresh flowers.


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