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Three ways to improve your home's appearance without undertaking a major renovation project

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There are a number of things you can do to improve your home's appearance, without having to endure the stress and cost of a major renovation project. Read on to find out what these things are.

Cover up old radiators

Radiators can be a bit unsightly, particularly if they are old, rusty or covered in peeling paint. However, it can be extremely expensive to replace all of the radiators in an average-sized property.

If you cannot afford to do this but are fed up of the negative impact your radiators are having on the appearance of your home, you might want to consider hiding them under some budget-friendly custom radiator covers.

These covers are available in a wide range of materials and colours, so you should be able to find a design which blends in well with the decor of your home.

Placing these stylish, customised covers over your old radiators should help to instantly modernise the look of your property. The fitting process is very simple and can usually be completed in a few minutes with just a few basic tools.

Paint the walls a lighter colour

If the rooms in your home are dark and dreary, it might be worth repainting them. This is one of the simplest ways to transform a room's appearance. All that's required is a few tins of paint, a roller brush and some elbow grease.

Whilst you can, of course, paint the rooms of your home any colour you like, it is generally best to opt for lighter shades (such as pale grey, white or pastels).

The reason for this is that a lighter shade of paint will help to reflect the natural light that enters the space via the windows. This can brighten up the entire room and create the illusion of spaciousness.

As long as you do the painting work yourself, instead of hiring a professional painter, this project shouldn't cost very much at all.


Removing all of the visible clutter from your home is one of the quickest and cheapest ways to spruce up its appearance.

Clutter, in the form of old paperwork, books, toys and ornaments, can give even the most beautifully-decorated house a chaotic, messy and unkempt look. This 'stuff' can also make it very difficult to keep your home clean, as dusting the items themselves and cleaning the surfaces where they are located can be an arduous and lengthy process.

De-cluttering your home can be quite an overwhelming prospect, particularly if you own a lot of stuff. However, the end results of this process will make it worthwhile. You'll be left with an orderly, uncluttered and serene home that will be much easier to clean and tidy. For more information, contact companies like Sentimo.