When you’re thinking about potential home-improvement ideas, make sure that you reflect on the inside and outside. Consider that you’ll have one perspective on its basic upkeep when you approach your house from the street. And then, upon entering the front door, you’re presented with something entirely different. Improvement works on both of those levels.
So, consider deep cleaning as an improvement project inside. And then acknowledge that lawn care outside is important as well. Then go back to minimizing inside. And then think about potentially doing seasonal decorations outside. Moving through that cycle of inside and out will continually give you new ideas about improving your overall home experience.
Deep Cleaning Inside
Start by deep cleaning inside your house. Before you do any improvement projects beyond this, you need to have everything clean. If you’re trying to improve on a dirty house, you’re just going to have dirty improvements. Knowing that everything is clean and organized first, you can focus on later projects and not have to stumble over things that have not been completed before starting this particular project.
Lawn Care Outside
Once you clean your home’s inside, your next improvement project may be to handle lawn care outside. Trim all of your bushes and trees. Take care of dead weeds and flowers—edge along sidewalks and driveways. Create stone pathways around your yard. There are so many landscaping projects that you can either do personally or have a professional do that it is always a rewarding experience to take them on one by one. If you look at your house regarding curb appeal, then lawn care will be at the top of the list regarding priorities of improvement.
After everything is cleaned inside and out, the next step would be to minimize. When you are figuring out how to minimize your home, you have to decide if you absolutely love things, and you have to decide if your stuff is starting to take over all the psychological space in your mind. The more you get rid of, the more value will be inherent in the things you have left.
Decorating Seasonally Outside
A final concept for home-improvement that you can do on the outside is to work with seasonal decorations consistently. Every time a holiday or season changes, you can clean up the outside of your home and put new decorations up. Sometimes this is going to be with things like Christmas lights. Or for another example, it may put out harvest Halloween decorations in October. The point of continually recycling these seasonal decorations is that you have to clean up between these events, keeping everything much better maintained.