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Simple Tips to Upgrade Your Home

Wednesday, November 9, 2022


When it comes to our homes, over time, they can begin to lose their luster. The wonderful sense of inspiration it once gave you fades, and that can begin to filter into your subconscious. The home actually has a very powerful effect on how we feel. If the home is cluttered and a little worse for wear, you are likely to feel depressed and stressed. If you have everything how you want it to be, then you will feel relaxed, inspired, and proud of it. This may sound like you have to spend a fortune every time, but that is not always the case. With a few simple upgrades here and there, you may be able to change the feel of your home and reinvigorate your love for it.

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Change Your Faucets

You may think that you need to change the entire kitchen and bathroom to get a new feel. But that is not necessarily true. Why not try changing faucets to get a new feel? There are so many types of faucets out there that if you are clever, you can create a whole new look just by upgrading these simple things.

Door Knobs and Handles

Another quick fix could be to change all the door handles and drawer knobs. Again without a huge price tag, you can change up the look and feel of these things. You could go for a bigger style or perhaps a more dainty look. If your home has any broken door knobs or worn out ones, this can make things seem fresher too.

Let in More Light

Light is a huge factor in any home. A house that is too dark will give off a more claustrophobic feel and can induce things such as lethargy and depression. So, it may be time to let in more light. Ways to do this include changing the curtains to lighter ones that open to fully show the whole window. Installing a skylight. Moving any furniture out of the way of the window or completely rearranging the room. Adding mirrors to rebound as much light as possible. You could install retractable patio screens that can work so well that they completely open up to allow in as much light as possible.


Paneling

Paneling is a great way to transform a room, and it doesn’t cost as much and is less difficult to install than you may think. In fact, a lot of paneling is DIY so why not try and do it yourself? If you have a dining room, it can give it that more regal feel. If you have a dual-use room, such as a kitchen diner, you can create a clear divide by using some sort of paneling, such as rustic brickwork paneling on one side.

Paint

A room can be completely modernized with a lick of paint. You can do the walls, doors, floors - if you are brave enough, ceilings even. Some people opt for complete wall murals to create a brand-new look and feel for their rooms.




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