Most homes have some eyesores here and there, and while most of them are general items we all need, such as trash cans and security devices, there are a few smart ways you can hide them. However, while some eyesores are everyday things, others may be property problems that need tending to, such as small wall cracks and chipped floor tiles. Concealing minor issues with your home is a smart way to save money. However, it is wise to have professionals conduct a home inspection to conclude any significant problems that need to be tended to before they spiral out of control and become extremely costly repair needs.
Once the professionals have inspected your home, mitigating any serious concerns, you can consider these smart ways of hiding away all those unsightly areas of your home.
Use Area Rugs Strategically
Suppose certain areas of the flooring of your home have been worn down over time, and you are not yet ready for the massive project of redoing the flooring; strategic use of area rugs can effectively conceal the problem. However, it is vital to avoid using area rugs to hide cracked tiles as replacement is the only solution. Cracked tiles, unfortunately, break more and more with every bit of pressure applied. A small crack can spiral out of control quite quickly, and the aftermath can be a bit dangerous as the cracks can be sharp. But you can use an area rug to hide worn-down tile patterns or scratched flooring.
Build A Box For Outdoor Trash Bins
Those unsightly blue, green or black outdoor trash bins that everyone needs are not the easiest on the eyes, although there’s no way to avoid having them. Whether you have a few recycling bins or one large outdoor trash bin, you can conceal this curbside eyesore by building a box to hide them. With just a few wood pallets, some nails, and a bit of varnish or paint, you can even do it yourself if you consider yourself a hands-on homeowner. You don’t have to build a lid for your dustbin box either, as a large flower box design will suffice for hiding away your outdoor trash bins.
Patch Up And Paint Over Small Wall Cracks
Even the most minor wall crack makes itself well-known in terms of overall room appeal. While it is best to be sure any crack is genuinely a surface flaw by having the issue assessed by professionals, you should also avoid hiding wall cracks with wall art as the crack will grow over time. Instead, you can patch up the crack yourself with a bit of plaster and minimal knowledge. You will need to match paint before painting over your handy work as even one shade too light or too dark will be a whole new eyesore to worry about. Alternatively, you could consider repainting entire rooms where surface cracks are a problem. This will remove the frustration of having to match the exact shade of paint.
Minimize Yard Mess With A Low-Maintenance Landscape Design
Most homeowners have the common problem of a messy yard. Unfortunately, while having a front or back yard has its advantages, the major downfall is all the effort you will have to invest in upkeep. However, there is a smart way to reduce the overall amount of yard maintenance required. You can consider a low-maintenance landscaping design that reduces the amount of lawn in your yard while also incorporating low-maintenance plants. These landscaping designs also tend to use more artificial elements and elements that require nearly no maintenance, such as rocky pathways and simplistic modern planters. It is best to leave the initial effort up to the professional services and manage the minimal aftercare yourself.
Add Extra Storage To Eliminate Clutter
Even though most of us adore the look of modern minimalistic home designs, we all have items of sentiment and things we don’t want to get rid of or sell. While removing clutter from your home will take time and effort, the best approach is to add extra storage to rooms that tend to fill up with clutter. There are various intelligent ways of installing extra storage that will give each room a neat and clean overall look. By utilizing hidden spaces, such as the area underneath your bed, above your cupboards, and others, you will be able to add storage that is not seen by the eye. Be sure to opt for storage units or boxes that complement each room’s theme as well, as mismatched items will undo the effort of hiding clutter.
Hide Wires And Cables The Smart Way
Another common eyesore in most homes is unsightly cables and wires that hang from electronics. There are a few different ways to conceal cables, and some are more permanent than others. If you can’t place wiring and cables to run along with wall corners, you can consider hiding them by merging them into the wall. A few cable tacks and some paint is more of a permanent solution as the cables will blend into your walls instead of standing out by contrast. Be sure to run cables and wires as straight as possible before tacking them down to achieve a more uniform look that won’t stick out.
Unsightly Home Gadgets
From your air cooling unit to your wifi router and every other home gadget you need to have, most of them aren’t all that nice to look at. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to remove these items from your home, although you can conceal them effectively with a bit of hands-on DIY effort. Creating wooden boxes to hide your home gadgets is a brilliant way to hide ghastly devices without affecting their functions. However, it is best to build or purchase boxes or screens that are not fixed but removable as tech often requires maintenance and repairs. You could create a removable pallet screen to hide away any home gadgets that aren’t all that nice to look at.