Contributed by Hannah Whittenly
If your house always seems to have visitors, then this post is for you. It’s completely natural to want to impress your guests. You may find yourself fixing up the house just before anyone comes over and wishing your house was more of a place that strikes awe in your friends and family members that come over. Well, will these few changes, you’ll be impressing them in in no time. Here is what you should consider:
Update Your Home’s Look
This doesn’t have to be a house-wide renovation that breaks your budget twenty times over. You can simply pick one piece and give it a more modern look. You can do this by installing new windows, doors, or trim. By taking the time to make one or two simple changes, you are able to exponentially impress your guests when they next arrive.
Throw in a Splash of Color
Color can be added in a variety of ways, and part of the joy of owning your own home is being able to make those decisions yourself. Perhaps changing up the pillows in your living room will be enough to spark some creativity. You could also consider painting one or more walls, or adding a simple piece of artwork.
Take It Outside
This tip will likely depend on the weather where you live, and may require you to wait until it gets warmer. Adding in different bushes, plants, or flowers to your landscape can be a great way to impress visitors. This will be the first thing they see when coming to your home, and is a sure way to both set the mood and provide interesting conversation pieces. This is also a great way to increase the value of your home should you ever decide to sell it.
It’s All in the Details
Large projects are going to be the fastest way to impress your guests; however, they aren’t the only way. Taking the time to update or replace smaller details around your home are a great option as well. You can change up the hardware on cabinets, which is especially noticeable in the kitchen. You can also add or change the molding and trim in the rooms that they will be spending the most time in.
If you utilize even just one of these tips, then the next time your friends or family come for a visit, they are automatically guaranteed to be impressed. You will be able to get them talking and focus their attention on the great updates you’ve made. You will be able to look forward to spending time with them, rather than dreading it every time.