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Small Renovations That Make A Big Difference

Small Renovations That Make A Big Difference

When people think about home renovation projects, they often think big with HGTV worthy remodeling. While this will definitely make a huge impact on your property it is not feasible for everyone as it is a huge expense. Today, we are going to discuss some renovation projects that you might not have ever considered. These ideas might not be as big as a full fledged room makeover but they still pack a punch, all the same. Let’s get to it:

Exterior Projects:

Boosting your property’s curb appeal begins from the outside in because the exterior of your home offers the first impression to friends, neighbors, and strangers. Make their first impression a great one with these projects:

Driveway Repairs:

You might not think much about your driveway but it is subjected to a lot of wear and tear. Cracks and potholes are inconvenient as well as unsightly. Repairing these issues is a definite must for boosting your curb appeal. You might also want to get driveway sealing before winter to better protect the road to your castle.

Porch Perfect:

Your porch, patio, deck, or any other outdoor seating area can be a huge selling point for your house. The front porch is one of the first things people notice about your house so you want to make sure it is putting its best face forward. Replace rotting or splintered wood and don’t forget that a fresh coat of paint can work wonders.

While you are working on your front porch, consider your front door too. A brightly colored door is sure to catch attention. Shades of blue, red, and yellow all look especially charming.

Outdoor Accessories:

Every great outfit is not complete without the right accessories and the same goes for your house! Outdoor accessories are not so much of a renovation as it is placing objects but it sure is a fun way to showcase your personality. Bird baths, fountains, swings, solar lights, and even garden gnomes can offer a playful touch to any home’s exterior.


Tile Backsplash:

Creating a tile backsplash in your kitchen or bathroom is an amazing way to add color and patterns into the room. It is relatively cheap and can also be done on your own. It will feel great to see something so pretty in your place and knowing that you did it all by yourself.

Something Extra:

Do you ever feel like a room is missing just that little extra something to make it pop? We’ve got you covered. Although this is a somewhat tedious and minor project, have you ever considered changing out your door knobs and cupboard handles? There are countless different options for you to look into. For a touch of glam, how about diamond handles for your dresser? Or even colorful square knobs for something different? A little change, yes, but swapping out hardware accessories can be a fun way to add something new.

Floating Shelves:

If an area is feeling cramped with a bulky shelving unit or dresser, you could consider having floating shelves installed. These are an awesome way to display all of your favorite treasures while taking up a fraction of the space. Floating shelves will turn your wall into an instant work of art – no painting required!

Mini renovations can still make a huge impact and will help keep the exterior and interior of your home fresh as well as visually appealing!

Renovation Station

Renovation Station

Hi hi hi hi hiiiiii. So tomorrow I planned on showing you guys what the new renovations on our hallway/entry way look like, but then I remembered that I’ll be out of office for most of the day so I figured I’ll just get it out of the way now! I mentioned earlier that we were getting our hallway and whatnot painted and the finished product looks SO fab and shockingly modern considering my dad came up with most of the ideas! Take a look at the before and after pics:





I know that the lighting in these pictures isn’t the best, but you get the idea. Our faithful handyman who we go to for literally everything did such an amazing job. He spent the better part of this week painting, doing whatever else it is that he does, and making everything look perfect. I know you can’t really tell the color of the hallway in the very first picture on the PicStitch because it didn’t photograph very well, but it’s a sage green and it’s SO pretty. I’m really hoping that we can get some cool artwork to hang on the walls soon, because they’re looking super bare. But yes, being woken up early every morning by the handyman doing his thang was totally worth it, as you can see by the finished results!

^^^This has been my blogging soundtrack and I’m so obsessed it hurts. I love AWOLNATION too much and am so excited to listen to their new album in its entirety later tonight because I finally added it to my iTunes today!

Tomorrow my parents, my best friend Kate, and I are going to see Beauty & The Beast at Playhouse Square in Cleveland and I CANT WAIT!!!! I haven’t seen a musical in ages and shocking as it may be for some – I absolutely love them. It’s going to be so much fun and I’m really looking forward to telling you guys all about it, so make sure you keep it posted at lifewithlilred! I’ll try and get some pictures if I can!! ALSO, I have a really fun photo shoot planned on Sunday for some fresh new pics for the ol’ blog so make sure you come back and check them out! I’m not going to give the idea away completely, but I can tell you that the shoot revolves around my early birthday gift from my mom….a super adorable Betsey Johnson purse!! I live for Betsey Johnson’s quirky/girly/fun clothes and accessories so needless to say I’m beyond happy with my month and a half early gift! :))))

I hope all of you are having a terrific Friday night! I’m actually about to go watch The Theory of Everything again with my parents. They didn’t watch it with me last week and the movie was so nice damn right I’ll watch it twice! Have any of you done any home renovations lately? How did they turn out? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Goodnight. -Sarah