Simple Home Improvements for First Time Homeowners

5 Projects for First Time Buyers

Congrats you are now a homeowner! Owning your first home is a huge step in your life, it’s both exciting and nerve wracking. You now have a space you can make all your own, you probably already have a list of projects you want to get to, maybe you’re looking to tear out the carpet in a bedroom and replace it with more modern flooring, or you want to add a backs plash to your kitchen, whatever the case may be here are 5 projects to start with!

Fresh Coat of Paint

When searching for your dream home, don’t let others design choices influence your decision. Buying a home means you can make whatever changes you’d like to, if for example, the previous home owners chose a bright pink paint color for their master bedroom, don’t stress, paint over it! Giving your new home a paint job will freshen up any room. Pick a color theme and get to work, once it’s completed you’ll feel much more at home.

Update the Landscape

If your new home has a nice piece of property both behind and in front of it, do not look at it as another chore you have to add on to the list. Gardening may not be everyone’s strong suit, but designing a eye catching landscape can be very relaxing! This is your chance to make a good first impression on your guests when they come to visit your new home, adding flowers or trees, pruning overgrow shrubs and adding exterior lighting can drastically change your homes overall look. Landscaping can also increase the value of your home, so it can’t hurt to get your hands dirty.

If you’re planning on going all out on your landscaping, and require the removal of concrete, dirt, or asphalt you may need a dumpster rental! Call us at Dumpster Rental Inc for a free quote!

Install Modern Flooring

Whether you want to replace carpet or scratched hardwood floors, updating your new homes flooring will instantly change the look and feel of the home. Carpeting costs depending on the quality of the carpet, and the amount needed, of course if you are looking to save a little money you can always have the carpets professionally cleaned. To save even more money you may rent a steam cleaner and simple do it yourself. If your home has wood floors that are a little scuffed and beat up, don’t stress! You won’t need to take up the existing wood floors, instead have a professional come in and restore the floors, seal them and watch your old wood come back to life.

Updating the Bathroom

Updating your homes bathrooms doesn’t need to turn into a huge project. A simple bathroom remodel can be inexpensive but still doesn’t need to look cheap. Plan a budget for your bathroom remodel, make a list of what you need and want and get to shopping. For minor updates like new shower heads, lighting, faucet / sinks, price shop. There are many beautiful, yet affordable options you can find if you do a little research.


When buying a home, lighting is easily overlooked. However lighting can dramatically change the overall look of a room, be sure to replace old light bulbs with energy efficient bulbs. If you’re looking to really change the lighting in your home, install track lighting or ceiling lighting, with a dimmer switch for a more modern feel.


We hope you’ve found these 5 simple home projects useful for your new home! Remember when moving into a home, and starting work on it you may find yourself with a lot of household debris that needs to be disposed of. When that happens call us at Dumpster Rental Inc! We can send you the perfect size roll off dumpster for all of your household waste for an affordable rate!


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