Its easy to give your home a little glow up. There are many simple projects any home owner can do. Here are some helpful ideas that require just a few hours, a little elbow grease, and won’t break your budget!
Spruce Up Your Space with These Tips
Carpet Clean Up
If your carpet shows stains and dirt, rent a carpet cleaner. To get rid of ingrained stains from food, drinks or pets, use a heavy-duty stain remover to lift out dirt and grime while deodorizing. While it’s smart to spot treat stains right away, many new solutions can reduce the appearance of stains that have been there for some time.
Hardwood Floor Freshener
Bring dull hardwood floors back to optimal condition with a cleaner made specifically for hardwood surfaces. Use a convenient water-based, non-toxic spray designed for polyurethane finished hardwood floors that will not leave behind residue or dulling ingredients.
Instead of re-upholstering furniture, try repairing tears, stains and spots yourself. An upholstery shampoo or specialty spot remover followed by light brushing or vacuuming can gently lift dirt out of the fabric. Spot-treat a small section of the fabric first to ensure the cleaner won’t affect the texture or color. Wood furniture is easily brought back to life with specialty wood polishes designed to help to hide imperfections, as well as remove dirt and wax build-up.
Nothing brightens a room or brings out the true colors of your decor like new lighting. Consider installing light-dimmers, changing to soft white or daylight bulbs and even updating to decorative switch plates to give your lighting a lift. Installiing a new light fixture, moving lighting fixtures around the space or highlighting specific wall art can bring a fresh ambiance to the room.
Unsightly scuffs, scratches and marks often accumulate on walls in busy households. Use a wall-specific cleaner to remove light mildew, grease, food and smoke discoloration. If walls are too dirty to spot-treat, consider repainting them.
New fixtures like a towel rack, faucet and toilet seat can give a new look to your bathroom in the nick of time. Most are easy to install and will transform your space.
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