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5 Easy Home Improvement Projects That Will Make Your House Look New

Last modified: 2018/10/03 | Approximate reading time 4 mins

Feeling like your house needs a makeover but you don't know where to start? Here is a list of 5 home improvement projects that will make your house look brand new.

Chances are that your house is one of the biggest investments you have ever made.  Therefore, it deserves to be well taken care of. In order to keep it looking nice, certain parts of the house will require touch-ups and others will need to be renovated once in a while. 

 
Some renovation projects are practical or necessary, while others are purely aesthetic. This is the kind of work that we will be covering in this article.

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Here is a list of home improvement projects that are relatively easy and affordable:

1) Painting your home's interior and exterior walls

The easiest way to give your house a quick makeover is to repaint it. You can make an old house look brand new with just a fresh coat of paint on the sidings and on the window sills. With a little time and patience, anyone can complete this task. You just have to buy the proper amount of paint and the right equipment. 

If you’d like to know how to repaint the exterior walls of your house yourself, do not hesitate to check our article "How to paint the exterior walls of your house?". Of course, results are not guaranteed and if you're striving for perfection, you should hire a professional painter. 

It may seem more expensive at first but the price tag will be made worth it by the time you will save and the fact that the paint will be well applied.

Interior painting is another example of a project that is relatively easy to complete and that has a lot of impacts, even going as far as improving your quality of life. Indeed, it has been determined that the colours around us affect our mood and our emotions. Therefore, being surrounded by colours that we like can only have a positive effect!

Here are some articles that we have published on our blog and that could be useful if you decide to start this kind of project:

2) Cleaning: restoring your home's radiance

A little cleaning goes a long way. If your house hasn't been deep-cleaned since the turn of the decade, you'll find that putting efforts in that sense will bring your house back to life. Every surface inside and outside the house tends to gather dirt, dust and other elements. Floors get washed regularly but most people forget to extend their rags towards walls, garage doors and window panes.

After a few swipes, tired surfaces become clean and vibrant. If the task seems too daunting, hire a professional cleaning company to do it for you. They have all the equipment needed to complete the job: pressure washer, scrapers, adequate cleaning products, etc.

Here are a few articles from our blog where we present different cleaning techniques:

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3) Organize your garden

If you have a garden in your backyard, give it a little bit of the love that it deserves. At first, a garden may not seem like a worthy investment but it adds plenty of cachet to a house and makes the whole outdoor environment that much more pleasant. 

Trim your trees, plant flowers and add shrubs to make your backyard more private. With the help of a landscape architect or a landscaping technician, you will be able to find the best way to organize your garden according to your needs.

Here a few articles we have published about gardens and landscaping:

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4) Improving your patio or deck area

If you have a bigger budget, building a deck or a patio could be a good option. In warmer seasons, there's nothing quite like spending time outdoors without leaving the comfort of your own home. Wooden decks and patios are particularly beautiful and they will add a lot of character to the look of your house.

If you already have a wooden deck, why not repaint it? To find out the best tips on how to paint a wooden deck, check out our article "How to paint a wooden deck

Here are other articles about patios and exterior structures that will make you appreciate your backyard:

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5) Small repairs that make a difference

Over time, siding tends to get worn out and may need more than a coat of paint to get its pristine look back. Fill all the holes and if needed, replace parts that cannot be repaired. Of course, paint can go a long way when trying to conceal stains and irregularities

Just make sure that you are using the right type of paint (e.g. acrylic paint for aluminium siding). Simple tasks such as the five named in this article will bring your house back to life.

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