Home renovations tend to take time.
It is an irritating fact, but it is true. If you want something done to your home, then you are going to have to take the time to do it. In fact, it is probably going to take even longer than you think it will when you estimate it. There will always be little niggles and necessities that extend the deadline.
If it is inevitable, you can do nothing about it – that is the whole definition of the word. However, does that mean you should sit back, annoyed with some aspect of your home and just accept you cannot improve it right now?
The aspects of life in which giving up is the best course of action are rare – the same is true of home improvement. If you are itching to change something, just to switch things up or because there is damage you need to repair, then change it. You do not necessarily have to redo an entire room because you have one gripe with it.
If you are tired of your existing look and want to shake things up without investing all of your spare time for the next month, where do you turn? Well, right here. Below, there are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing and find ways to make significant changes without massive time investment.
In The… Garden
Gardening takes time. You plant things and then you wait for them to grow. If the idea of that itches your patience too much, then explore other ways of adapting your garden space.
One of the biggest impacts you can create is by setting aside a new seating area. You do not need a huge budget either, when it is easy enough to find composite decking wholesale or use from reclaim yards. It takes a relatively short time investment to a complete garden makeover, but an outdoor revamp is something that you will definitely notice and enjoy for years to come.
In The… Bathroom
A leaky shower or one with poor water pressure is the cause of many a maddening experience early in the morning. You are often doing this before your coffee too – way too early to expect yourself to be able to handle it. From a functionality standpoint, a new shower is a good way of improving your life in the bathroom.
If it is more the aesthetic that is bothering you, then switch out the shower curtain or screen door (depending on what you have). A new toilet seat in a complementary pattern and similar bath mats will finish it off. The room will look new and interesting with minimal effort.
In The… Kitchen
One of the quickest ways to breathe new life into your kitchen is to make a display of your pots and pans. Rather than tucking them away in the corner, bring them out as a feature by themselves. You can hang them from the ceiling for a rustic look, or invest in a new holder that puts them on display. You will also gain some extra cupboard space they were previously occupying, allowing you to declutter surface areas and brighten things up.