Everyone deserves to have a home they absolutely love and are proud to live in. After all, you spend the majority of your time at home, and it should be a safe haven – both literally and theoretically. You can improve the look of your home and improve its functions without breaking the bank. Read on for five affordable, safe and beautiful ways to upgrade your home.
1. Paint Over an Old Room
Is your beige-colored, 15-year-old office looking a bit drab? Have you noticed you’ve felt less than inspired lately, or haven’t been getting enough work done like you should be? A fresh paint job might just be the answer to your problems. Consider painting it Benjamin Moore’s Blue Echo, a deep blue with gray tones, for a pop of color to help spark creativity on a daily basis. If you’re looking to stay in the world of neutral colors, try Benjamin Moore’s Super White. It will brighten up your workspace and make you feel ready to tackle any task that comes your way.
2. Update Ceiling Fans
It’s easier than you may think to spice up the look of your old ceiling fans. If it still works, don’t bother buying a new one. Starting with the body of the fan, once you cover any electrical parts, spray paint it with a color that would match the room. Make sure to choose paint that is appropriate for metal, preferably with a modern finish, like this oil-rubbed bronze. On top of this, spray paint fan blades to disguise any old-fashioned details. Unscrew the fan from the mounting brackets, spray paint both sides and screw them back on, smooth sides facing down.
3. Invest in Hurricane Windows
Living in South Florida means one of several things: you have to endure hurricane season every June to November. If you don’t already have them, definitely invest in hurricane windows to fully protect your home from hurricane season. They help keep your home safe and secure from potential window damages. Whatever you do, avoid these four causes of window failure during hurricanes, and turn to ASP Windows and Doors for all of your quality hurricane impact window needs.
4. Add a Tile Backsplash to Your Kitchen
An easy and affordable way to add a modern splash to your kitchen is with stick-on tile backsplashes. These tiles will give you that gorgeous, modern look you desire for your kitchen, all while saving you time and money. This $23 five-pack of 3D tiles can easily be applied in one afternoon. All you have to do is clean the surface you want to apply them to, then stick them on.
5. Re-Caulk Your Bathroom
Those ghastly, unsightly cracks in your bathtub and bathroom floor need to be covered immediately. The caulking that has been in place for years is likely worn, discolored, shrunken and cracked. By maintaining it, you can prevent water damage, mildew and mold. The four basic steps of re-caulking your bathroom are:
- Get rid of the old caulk
- Clean the area
- Apply the new caulk
- Smooth out the new caulk
By re-caulking your bathroom, you will give it a brand new, finished feel you just can’t get with dirty caulk that has been there for years. Not only will it make your bathroom feel more fresh and open, but you can revel in knowing its sealings are in mint condition.
These are just five of many affordable and easy tips you can do to upgrade your home and keep it in tip-top shape. At ASP Windows and Doors, we specialize in protection and impact-proofing your home. Protecting your home from potential natural disasters is just as important an upgrade as other physical ones. Contact us today to see how we can prepare your home from storms and other outside elements.