When purchasing a home, oftentimes, practicality trumps aesthetics. This is true for many first time buyers who are looking for great value for their money. They’d settle for a property with more rooms and floor area instead of looking for one that truly matches their tastes. They can deal with that later, but for now, they need to get the best value for their hard-earned dollars even if that means they’ll be settling for an average-looking house.
Don’t worry because there are a lot of ways you can beautify your home, so you can raise its aesthetics from average to something eye-catching. You may need to spend a bit on these visual upgrades, but these are all worth it, considering how they could boost the value of your property.
Make Sure That Your Home Follows a Theme
The first time you lay eyes on your house before it was truly yours, you’re probably more concerned about the price per square foot instead of the unifying theme. But now that you’re in the beautifying phase, you might want to check if your home follows a theme, not just a mish-mosh of colors.
You’re lucky if the previous homeowner decided to stick with monotone or two-tone scheme. But for those who went all rainbows and unicorns with their design inspiration, it’s hard to find a fix for that other than painting over other surfaces. If your house doesn’t have one, you can start by giving your indoor and outdoor spaces a fresh coat of paint. This also ties up your indoor and outdoor areas, so that inhabitants and visitors alike will get that sense of continuity in your spaces.
A Bit of Landscaping Won’t Hurt
If you have a knack for keeping plants alive and also confident with your layout and design skills, you can try your hand at DIY-ing the landscaping. You can also just find a reliable contractor to do that for you. They usually have existing design elements that they can apply for your yard or other outdoor spaces. You can assert your creative demands and have them customize landscaping to suit your needs.
If you’re not into plants, you can have a Zen or rock garden. You can also have boulders to enhance to look of your Utah home. You’ll never run out of creative inspirations as you can get a lot online.
Order and Sort Everything
If you want to keep your space clean and beautiful, be strict with your family members about not cleaning up after themselves, or leaving a trail of clothes after a rough day at work. The best way to solve this is to have different bins and other storage options available throughout the house.
Putting clutter in bins is the perfect application of the adage, ‘out of sight, out of mind.’ You’ll notice that by picking up after yourself, you’re freeing up precious space in your property, which you can use to add more important things. With less clutter, your home will look and feel more welcoming and truly beautiful.