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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Home Improvement Suggestions On A Budget

 Did you know there is no need to spend thousands of dollars just to recreate a look for your home similar to what could be done by a professional designer? There are inexpensive home improvement tips that you simply have to know.

One of these is to look for items in vintage stores. This store features unique pieces of décor and second-hand hand accent furniture. You can find framed paintings, antique lamps and upholstered chairs that will certainly add charm and personality to any room. You can totally change the look of a room with just a few items like new pillows and sofa covers. These can be done without much investment and with very little effort on your part. The best part is that you do not have to replace your key furniture with new ones.

It is expensive to change the wallpaper or paint every wall in your house so the best advice is to put an accent wall to freshen up the living room and make it seem bigger. Just pick a single wall to decorate with an eye catching color or artwork. To create an illusion of bigger space, another idea is to place mirrors strategically. This will reflect the light and add a feeling that your space is much larger than it seems without actually expanding the room and spending too much.

Hanging shelves or wall shelves can have dual purposes. They can serve as space savers as well as decorative pieces. Shelves can be used to exhibit photos and collections of the homeowner. They are useful and add an aesthetic appeal to any room. Lights are also important to enhance the mood and ambiance of a room and you can do this by placing lamps or light dimmers. Remember that there is no need to buy a high priced lighting system just to create special effects and add breadth to a living space.

Floors and carpets leave the most impact on traffic in the house so naturally they get easily worn out and are very costly to replace. Instead of buying a new carpet, you can rent a carpet shampooer and buy cleaning agents to give your carpet a fresh “newly bought” look.

Probably the easiest way to change the way your place looks is to apply paint. Paint is inexpensive but has a huge impact on the new look of your place. You can paint your trim, old furniture, doorknobs, light fixtures, walls and dirty tile grout. You can even paint your tiles; you just have to find special epoxy paint for tiles, sinks and tubs.

The best way to save on home improvement is to do things yourself. You can try tiling, sewing curtain panels and throw pillows, painting, etc. If you have no idea how to do them, you can ask how-to-do questions from professionals, your friends and family, or even the internet.

Surely, with these tips, you can create a new ambiance or freshen up any part of your house whether it is the dining room, bedroom or even the whole house without breaking the bank.

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