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Your home is absolutely perfect. You have renovated, decorated, and celebrated. But now there are a few things that need tweaking. Don't fret, this is normal! As you live in your home things start to fall out of place or start to look lackluster but that doesn't mean you need to remodel your entire space to get it looking and feeling fresh again.

Below are twenty simple and cheap ideas to improve your home with very little effort. From changing the door knobs on the kitchen cabinets to keeping your leather furniture clean, you will find a number of handy tips and tricks to keep your home looking fresh and beautiful.

1. Use a whitening pen to keep white grout looking clean and fresh.

2. Add simple LED lights under kitchen cabinets for more precise and bright lighting for your countertops.

 Kitchen by Kitchen Stori
Kitchen Stori

Manhattan gloss kitchen in white

Kitchen Stori

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3. Add foam weather strips around gaps in doors, windows and even AC units to save on energy bills.

  by Kola Studio Architectural Visualisation
Kola Studio Architectural Visualisation

Entra door presentation / Prezentacja drzwi Entra

Kola Studio Architectural Visualisation

4. Squeaky hinges on your doors and cabinets? Use oil spray to stop the squeaking!

5. Prevent furniture from scraping against hardwood flooring by adding felt pads to the bottom. It protects and doesn't make any noise!

6. Keep leather furniture looking like new by cleaning it with shoe polish.

7. Use a simple piece of string and clothespins to hold tea towels in the kitchen.

 Kitchen by Zoe Attwell
Zoe Attwell

Off Kilter Tea Towel

Zoe Attwell

8. Keep wires tidy and tucked away using cable ties or clips.

9. If you have dripping taps or faucets, simply replace the washer so that you aren't wasting water!

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10. Fill your home with flowers from the garden for a cheap and beautiful addition to your interior decor.

 Corridor, hallway & stairs by Neuvonfrisch - Möbel und Accessoires

11. Instantly change the look of a room with beautiful and easy to use wall decals.

 Walls by Pixers

Modern Paisley


12. Keep out of season clothes and blankets in vacuum sealed bags to save on space.

13. Keep flowers looking their healthiest by using fertilizer.

14. Trash and recycling bins should be kept out of sight for aesthetic as well as preventing bad smells.

 Kitchen by Urban Myth
Urban Myth

Pull out waste bins

Urban Myth

15. Keep your kitchen sink smelling fresh by throwing some citrus and vinegar into the drain and turning on the garbage disposal.

 Kitchen by Rencraft

Classic, yet Contemporary


16. Instantly update the look of your kitchen simply by changing the knobs on the cabinets.

 Kitchen by Baker & Baker
Baker & Baker

Pentlow Grand—Bespoke kitchen project in Suffolk

Baker & Baker

17. Change your faucets in the bathroom for a fresh new look.

 Walls & flooring by Walls and Floors Ltd
Walls and Floors Ltd

White Metro 20x10 Tiles

Walls and Floors Ltd

18. Start your own vegetable garden for organic and fresh produce year round.

19. Create a chalkboard wall on a small section of your kitchen using either paint or contact paper to keep an ongoing grocery list.

20. If you have old, squeaky floors simply sprinkle some baby powder and sweep it into the cracks.

 Living room by Specht Architects
Specht Architects

Cliff Dwelling

Specht Architects
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