Spruce Up Your Space with Quick Fix-Ups
Many fix-ups do not necessarily call for hours of physical labor, sweat and tears – a number of projects can be accomplished on the weekend, or even in an evening, to give your home a fresh new appearance. Here are some ideas for quick fix-ups that require just a few hours and won’t break your budget:
Carpet Clean Up
If your carpet shows stains and dirt, consider performing a deep cleaning to enhance a room’s decor. To get rid of ingrained stains from food, drinks or pets, use a heavy-duty stain remover. While it’s smart to treat stains right away, many new products will even reduce the appearance of stains that have been there for some time.
Hardwood Floor Freshener
Bring your 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.
Re-upholstering furniture can be pricey, so first consider repairing tears, stains and spots yourself. An upholstery shampoo or mild solvent followed by light brushing or vacuuming can gently lift dirt out of the fabric. Lighting lift: nothing brightens a room or brings out the true colors of your decor like new lighting. Consider installing light-dimmers, color-enhancing light bulbs and even decorative switch plates to give your lighting a lift.
Unsightly scuffs, scratches and marks often mar 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.
Follow these simple tips and your house will look and feel as good as new!