Thursday, November 7, 2013 / by William Culp
Dreading your home renovation? It can be hard not to – from the planning to the cost, home improvement can cause a lot of stress. In order to make your renovation more enjoyable, below are a handful of updates that aren't all that bad.
Pull up the old carpet. Getting rid of dingy carpet in your home can be a satisfying task. What's even more satisfying is revealing lustrous hard wood underneath. If your home has hidden wood floors, polish them up and see your space transform. No wood? No worries. Replace it with fresh, updated carpet.
Landscaping. Before the harsher winter months set in, get outside and landscape your yard. Get the whole family involved and turn it into a weekend project. Plan, mulch, plant, and then sit back and enjoy your hard work.
Paint the interior. Painting can be fun, even meditative. Make sure to choose a color you love, and don't forget to have a little fun with it. Try adding a festive accent wall or color border.
Make use of empty space. Planning out how to change your already existing layout can be extremely rewarding, like a puzzle. Transform that unused office into a home theatre or fitness room. Make a pantry out of that extra space in the laundry room. If you have the financial ability, you can even get luxurious – use extra bedroom space to create a walk-in closet or bathroom suite, or turn that unused first floor bathroom into extended kitchen space.
Play designer. Sometimes the renovation that packs the most punch isn't a renovation at all. Redesigning your space can completely transform it, and it's usually pretty fun. Pick out new accents, from throw-pillows to curtains. Shop for affordable art, buy new furniture and lay it out differently. You will be amazed with how much can be accomplished with the space you already have.
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