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Use these 7 Easy Home Improvements to Makeover Your House!

Has the warm weather got you feeling the itch to work on your house? Spring cleaning aside, why not go the full mile and invest in a little makeover?

 

You don't need to complete a full remodeling project, like renovating the bathroom or kitchen, to refresh your house's appearance. Rather, a smaller home improvement project can be just the thing to transform a drab space into a fabulous one.

 

At Mr. Handyman of Anne Arundel and North PG, our service professionals are experts at a range of repair, maintenance and improvement projects—big or small. We've helped countless homeowners boost their home's aesthetic appeal. To give you some ideas on how your space could benefit from a face lift, we've compiled the following blog. Read on to discover seven easy home improvements that will transform your home.

1. Fresh Coat of Paint

A new coat of paint can work wonders on your space. Perhaps you've moved into a new home and the previous owner's style clashes with your taste. Or maybe the palette you thought was in style 10 years ago is now a blast from the past. Time for a change!

Pro Painting Tips:

  • Neutrals perform better if you're planning to sell in a few years. Consider: beige, gray, cream or white.

  • If you don't have time to paint your entire space, why not choose a feature wall? A great option is painting the wall where your fireplace and mantel are located to truly make the fixture pop.

  • Use a color wheel to pick what looks the best together. Usually, colors that are close together on the wheel or opposite from one another look best. For example, green and orange or yellow and blue.

  • Scroll through online resources like Pinterest and Instagram for design vision inspiration.

2. Add Crown Molding

The best way to elevate your living space and make your ceiling appear higher is by installing crown molding. Not only is crown molding classic and timeless, but it also draws the eye upward. This will make the rooms in your home seem bigger than they actually are.

 

Our team of handyman pros are experts at a range of carpentry services, including installing crown molding. We'd be happy to give your home an elegant boost!

Pro Tip:

If you don't want to install crown molding, why not touch-up your trim? Perhaps it could be refinished or even painted a different color. Even the smallest details can make your space feel refreshed!

3. Refinish Wood Cabinets

Wood cabinets are stunning in any kitchen. But like anything else in your home, they will start to look worn after a while. Not to mention, some older cabinets might be stained a color of wood that's no longer in style. The good news is, you don't have to replace your cabinets to achieve an entirely new-look! Wood cabinets can be painted and stained, so they look like brand-new models!

 

Although this may seem like a daunting home improvement project, it's actually very easy with the help of our expert team. We'll sand, stain and varnish—or sand and paint—your cabinets according to whatever you have in mind.

4. Replace Old Grout

To be sure, re-tiling a backsplash or redoing the floors will make a huge difference to your space. But, did you know that even swapping out the old grout in your bathroom or kitchen can make your old tile look like new? Over time grout will get stained, dirty and even start to fall apart. There may be nothing wrong with your tiles, but dingy grout could be bringing them down. Our technicians will skillfully replace your old grout while maintaining the integrity of your original tiles.

Improvement Tip:

If you have white tiles with white grout, consider replacing the white grout with a dark gray! This is a very modern and chic look that will make your kitchen or bathroom backsplash pop—instead of fading into the background.

5. Lay Fresh Caulk

Re-doing your grout isn't the only way to give your bathroom a boost! Caulk (which usually is placed between your tub and the wall) tends to only last about five years—possibly less. After a while it will start to peel or be riddled with stains. Pulling out the old caulkt and replacing it is the perfect way to protect your home from water damage and refresh the bathroom.

6. Install a New Front Door

Your home's interior isn't the only place where there's room to improve. Why not refresh the facade as well? By installing a new front door you have the opportunity to increase your home's security, fix any issues with the old door and brighten up your entryway. This will boost your curb appeal and ensure your home looks inviting for friends and family alike!

Bonus Tip:

Keep your furry friends happy by installing a doggie door! These days, you can even get doggy doors that can be installed inside glass and screen doors.

7. Power Wash Outdoor Surfaces

One of the easiest—and most powerful—ways to increase your property's visual appeal is to pressure wash outdoor surfaces. Whether you have a composite deck or traditional wood deck—or even if you have a brick walkway—a pressure washer can scrub away years of stubborn dirt, grime, stains and even plant growth like moss.

 

These machines can be tricky to use in the hands of an amateur. To avoid damaging your property or causing an injury, we suggest you hire a professional—such as the team at Mr. Handyman—to take care of this improvement task for you.

Hire Our Home Improvement Professionals Today!

Are you ready to start applying some of these easy home improvements to your house? If so, give our team of improvement experts a call! We guarantee you'll have an outstanding experience and a successful project because customer satisfaction is always our top priority. We've provided a wide variety of services to clients throughout the Anne Arundel County area, including in: Annapolis, Bowie and Crofton—to name a few.

 

You can book an appointment today by contacting us at 410-593-1456. We can also be reached online through submitting a service request form.