4 Simple Home Improvements

Attention New Homeowners! Have you recently moved into an older house and are looking to give it life on a budget? Spring is right around the corner and that means the housing market is about to get crazy with people looking for new homes.  

four simple home improvements to give your new house an updated feel!  Paint, lighting, outlets and window treatments are the best place to start!

So this post is for new homeowners or those of you that finally have the time now to make a few simple updates to your house. Below I list FOUR ways for you to quickly and easily update your home. 

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Paint

Giving your home a fresh new coat of paint can completely change any room in your house.  Yes, painting isn’t super fun, but believe me, you will never regret it!  I recommend you paint one room at a time starting with the rooms you plan to spend the most time in.

four simple home improvements to give your new house an updated feel!  Paint, lighting, outlets and window treatments are the best place to start!
Paint Color: Reticence, Sherwin Williams
four simple home improvements to give your new house an updated feel!  Paint, lighting, outlets and window treatments are the best place to start!
four simple home improvements to give your new house an updated feel!  Paint, lighting, outlets and window treatments are the best place to start!
Paint Color: Reticence, Sherwin Williams

Check out a few of my old posts: My Favorite Gray Colors and My Home Paint Colors for inspiration and paint color ideas.

Lighting

My second tip for new homeowners is all about light fixtures.  If you are looking for big ways to change a space, lighting should be on the top of your list!  Moving into older homes tends to mean that the lighting will be outdated.  Start with your dining room chandelier and then tackle those boob lights ๐Ÿ˜‰

four simple home improvements to give your new house an updated feel!  Paint, lighting, outlets and window treatments are the best place to start!
four simple home improvements to give your new house an updated feel!  Paint, lighting, outlets and window treatments are the best place to start!

Checkout my lighting blog post: Bye, Bye Boob lights  

HomeDepot.com, Wayfair and Amazon are great places to find affordable and beautiful lighting.

Outlets & Light Switches

Something a lot of new homeowners may not think to update when moving into their house is the outlets and light switches.  In a lot of older homes the outlets and light switches are that off white/cream color.  Updating these to white or even a more modern color like black can make a huge difference.  

four simple home improvements to give your new house an updated feel!  Paint, lighting, outlets and window treatments are the best place to start!
four simple home improvements to give your new house an updated feel!  Paint, lighting, outlets and window treatments are the best place to start!

WARNING:  My husband and I have changed out all of our outlets in our home.  If you plan to do this, make sure you learn how and that the electricity is off!  I may or may not have shocked myself a few times ๐Ÿ™‚

Window Treatments

Adding new curtains or shades to your windows can really update a room.  My Amazon store has my favorite curtain rods and curtains linked under window treatments where you are bound to find affordable options for your new home!

four simple home improvements to give your new house an updated feel!  Paint, lighting, outlets and window treatments are the best place to start!
four simple home improvements to give your new house an updated feel!  Paint, lighting, outlets and window treatments are the best place to start!

Just remember to take your time and don’t get overwhelmed with all the projects you want to do! These four home improvements will make a huge difference in a short amount of time!

four simple home improvements to give your new house an updated feel!  Paint, lighting, outlets and window treatments are the best place to start!

*We changed out all of our trim work for painted white trim, but this is definitely not a “simple” task. It’s something we decided we wanted to do, saved up for it and then implemented the new trim room by room.

20 thoughts on “4 Simple Home Improvements”

  1. Interior lighting is one of the most important aspects of any living space; it has the ability to change the mood of a room just as it does the perceived size of a room. Certain types of lighting help better with this illusion by further illuminating the walls.

  2. Thanks! It’s also interesting that you can be nominated for a free makeover. Your friends and family might be able to tell an inspiring story and make producers select your home for a makeover. Many non-profit organization have free home renovation programs. It’s worth a try, maybe ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Hey, thanks for sharing your thoughts on renovation process ๐Ÿ™‚ There’s a cool tip – use ambient lighting. Lighting is second only to painting when it comes to transforming rooms on a budget. You could skip the paint altogether if the jump in lighting quality is big enough. Ambient and accent lights make the home feel alive and comforting!

  6. Painting not only improves the interior of your home, it also boosts curb appeal. The simplest way to enhance curb appeal is by applying a fresh coat that will yield the desired results. Begin by painting the gutters and trim to create a simple but significant change. Homes that look worn out or neglected can make it difficult for you to maintain your landscaping. You can determine the amount of repainting you can undertake according to your budget and needs.

  7. Thank you for the info, it’s really helpful. We people plan to redecorate the outside of the house, especially the walls because they are starting to look dull. I advise professionals to tell you your requirements such as what color you want and how you want it to be decorated before you start.

  8. This is very useful for me, I got some vital point regarding this 4 simple home improvements which would be really beneficial for my new home. I am really thankful to you for sharing this informative tips with us regarding this 4 simple home improvements because I have no idea about home improvements.

  9. Great ideas! By the way, often there is the poor air quality in old houses. To improve this, first of all, check your HVAC system. The most common cause of dust and allergens in the air is dirty air ducts and dirty filters of air conditioners. They should be cleaned at least once every three months.

  10. Great suggestions! And as for lightning, consider energy-saving light bulbs. It will make your home more energy-efficient – just what people are looking for these days.

    1. LED Light Bulb will be a good choice. It emits no heat, has no mercury, and generates a strong light, making it one of the most energy-efficient lightbulb kinds.

  11. You really worth it. If you are looking for ways to improve your home, Simple Home Improvements is the blog for you! This will be discussing everything from simple home improvements that you can do yourself to more complex projects that need help. Provide you with helpful tips and advice so that you can make your home into a more comfortable, efficient and stylish place. New House Builders Brisbane

  12. Richard Smith

    Owning a home is a gift of GOD. I really enjoyed reading your post about 4 Simple Home Improvements. You had some great ideas, and I think they’re really helpful for homeowners.

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  13. Thanks for sharing different ways to improvement the house .. Provide you with helpful tips and advice so that you can make your home into a more comfortable, efficient and stylish place

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Iโ€™m an Interior designer, decorator and blogger.ย  I help overwhelmed homeowners and DIYers bring timeless design and function into their home so they can love their space and the life they are building within it!ย ย Thank you for visiting ๐Ÿ™‚

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