Innovative Ways to Give Your Home a New Lease on Life

Innovative Ways to Give Your Home a New Lease on Life

The following contribution is from another author.

If you have not decorated in quite some time or if you know that there are a lot of jobs around the house that need doing, then this can really affect your property’s overall appearance. The value of your property may even decrease as a result, and this is the last thing that you need. If you want to start turning things around, then here are a few tips that will help you to get started.

Clean the Yard

When you pass a house that has a messy front yard, you probably think that the rest of the home will be the same. You may be wondering what kind of people live there as well, and the last thing that you need is for someone to be thinking that about you. If you want to make a change here, then pick up any rubbish that is scattered around and clean any spiderwebs off the porch. It also helps to wipe down windows, and repaint the garage. Screens need to be washed too, as this will really let more light bounce off the home. Sure, this may take a couple of hours but the best thing about it is that it won’t cost you much at all, and it can make a huge difference to the overall appearance of your home.

When it comes to your garden, you don’t need to waste thousands on having tropical landscaping. Instead, you just need to pull out those weeds, trim down the bushes and even rake up the leaves. Cutting the grass will also really help you to make a huge difference. If you want to add some more greenery, then consider having some flowering shrubs put down. You don’t need to pile your yard with tons of ornaments either, as this will make it feel way more crowded than it needs to be.

Your Front Door

The first thing that will welcome your guests will be the main entrance. This needs to be striking in appearance. You don’t need to go out and buy a new door, you just need to check to see if the hinges are stiff and you also need to try the door handle as well. Cracks or splits in the surface need to be dealt with too. This won’t take long, and it also helps to add an ornamental door knocker if you want to go for that luxurious look.

If you still feel as though your home is lacking then you need to have a large flowering plant on the doorstep. This will give it that pleasant touch and when you combine it with a motion-sensor light, you will soon find that you can really make your home feel more unique.

The Roof

It’s both life-threatening and risky to paint your roof without professional support. For this reason, you need to find someone who can do the job on a budget. At the end of the day, your roof will probably be one of the most neglected parts of the house. Over the years, it will have faced wind, sun, snow and sleet, and over time this can put holes in the surface membrane. A little maintenance can go a long way here, and when you get a professional to do it for you, you can rest assured knowing that the job is being done right. Of course, sometimes a new lick of paint can go a long way as well. You still need to hire a professional to take care of this for you because if you don’t then you may run into the same issues.

The Bathroom

Believe it or not, renovating your bathroom doesn’t have to cost a small fortune. Most bathroom services will help you to customize the general appearance of your bathroom for a very affordable price. You would be surprised at what a difference new bathrooms can make to the general appearance of your home.


The paint on your walls can really affect the age of your home. That is why you need to update it on a frequent basis. Painting your walls won’t require too much effort and it will really help to hide all of those details and scuffs. Don’t be afraid to play around with a couple of colors, and even try and use different techniques. Sponging or spattering can really help you to create a nice look and it can also help you to be more creative. If you are a little too anxious to try this then you can easily try and invest in some stencils. When you do this, you can then spray paint over them to create a really nice look in your home.


Sometimes you just need to have a really good tidy up in order to bring your home back to life. Maintaining a tidy home doesn’t need to be difficult. In fact, the whole process becomes much easier when you declutter. Try and have some standby containers where you can throw away trash, and then separate it all out when you are not busy. A good rule of thumb is to try and throw away anything that you have not used in the past year. That way, you are decluttering your home effectively without having to think about every single item you throw away. When you declutter your home, you will open up way more space and you will also make it way easier to focus on the areas of your home that need a little work. The best thing about doing this? It’s absolutely free!

So there are many things that you can do to try and bring your home back to its former glory. These tips should be more than enough to get you started, and you would be surprised at what a difference it could make to the comfort level of your home. If you want to step things up to that next level, paint your ceiling, and watch as that natural light bounces around the room!


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).

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