Paint something, perhaps an accent wall, furniture, a room, or the whole house. Keep a consistent color palette throughout the house, but don’t be afraid to liven up the decor. Use low VOC paints to prevent indoor air pollution. Paint trim in a high-gloss white. Paint the ceiling in a room to bring style to a simple space.
Make Your Home a Smart House
Invest in a Smart House electronic security package. A home security system builds in wireless communication with apps and tools for remote monitoring. Add a happy-colored steel entry door to brighten the home exterior. There are even systems with interactive control systems. You can watch kids and pets on live video, or lock your doors and set the alarms using your Smart Phone, according to an Oklahoma City home security system expert from www.vivint.com.
Go green with energy-efficient appliances and HVAC systems, including integrated Smart Home controls and a new security system. Replace insulation and weather stripping, and install new storm doors and windows. Get an energy evaluation to find and fix hidden energy leaks. Add a rooftop rainwater collection system for the lawn and garden. Install a tankless water heater and never run out of hot water. Line garden walkways and driveways with solar powered lights, and install a solar-powered attic fan.
Update Your Bathroom
Invest in a bathroom makeover. Tank leaky faucets and running toilets, nasty tile and grout, and the warped vanity. Install integrated components that are easy to clean and maintain. A new vanity with storage for towels or an upgraded linen closet might be the inspiration you need. Tile the tub and shower walls to the ceiling and for the appearance of added height. Replace old shower doors and curtains with modern ones that give the illusion of more space.
Go Through Your Stuff
Add storage wherever you can and de-clutter. Get a boost from getting rid of junk and organizing what remains. Add closet organizer systems, or build new closets. Clean out the garage and install shelving systems. Add shelves and cabinets in the laundry room, or shelf organizers and pullouts in the kitchen. Add organization – and a light – to a deep pantry.