8 Innovative Home Improvement Ideas

Written by realestateview.com.au in Buying

Looking for new and innovative ways to upgrade your home but struggling to find inspiration? Adding new features to any area of your home is an enjoyable pastime for many homeowners. Not to mention upgrading your home will make it more comfortable to live in whilst increasing its value. 

Below are 8 innovative home improvement ideas to keep you busy and make your property shine to potential buyers. 

1. Update Exterior Window Treatments

Make a statement to your exterior by installing outdoor blinds. Exterior blinds and awnings are a great way of adding decorative detail to the outside of your home whilst also adding a practical element that will bring many internal benefits. There are many styles of outdoor blinds in Melbourne, and each style brings a unique character and charm to the house that they are installed onto. 

2. Create Custom Kitchen Storage

With some creative thinking, a saw and MDF you can design and create custom made storage solutions around the home. We all have items in our kitchens that don’t really have a home or that could be stored much more efficiently. Having ample storage in the kitchen can free up valuable bench space whilst making cooking and cleaning so much easier. 


3. Make Room For Furry Family

If you have pets at home then why not consider dedicating a space in your house especially to them. You could make use of that wasted space underneath the staircase or consider making a custom pet bed that complements the existing furniture in the room. Giving your furry family member a place to call their own will not only make them happy, but it could also save your furniture from being destroyed due to hard to shift pet hair.


4. Reimagine Wasted Space

If you don’t have pets there’s no reason why you can’t transform the area under a staircase into usable space for you and your family to enjoy. Create a reading nook, compact home office or place for the kids to store their toys. If making a new room seems like too big a job then turn these areas into a basic storage room instead. A house can never have too much storage!

5. Update Cabinetry

Sometimes updating cupboard doors is all it takes to make a room look and feel entirely different. If you feel that your cabinetry isn’t ready to be replaced just yet but could do with a facelift, then you could experiment with painting cabinets to give them a new lease of life. 

6. Make The Entryway A Destination

Our entryways and hallways are often overlooked when it comes to home improvements.  However, the hallway is often the first thing that visitors see when entering your home. With a lick of paint and the addition of furniture such as a bookshelf, side table or chair (depending on if space allows) you can transform this high-traffic area of the home into more of a destination. 


7. DIY Window Bench

Those with bay windows can add extra storage and seating to family rooms by building windows seats. A window seat can give your rooms an added touch of comfort where you can sit down, relax and take in the view or read a book. There are many tutorials online on how to make a window seat and the whole process can be quite affordable and simple if you have the right tools for the job. 

8. Reorganise Closet Space

The areas of our home that are out of view are often the areas that tend to get overlooked. Yet reorganising your closets is a straightforward home improvement that can make a real difference to you and your families daily life. Research some innovative shelving systems that you can make and install yourself and try to think outside the box. Bespoke storage is a feature that many potential buyers find extremely interesting. 


Whatever your budget or skill set, the points above should provide you with some inspiration on ways to update your home. Being more creative with your home improvements will make your house more unique, comfortable and could even increase it’s resale value if you choose to sell.