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Giving your Home its Best Look

Written by Posted On Thursday, 18 July 2019 10:36

You shouldn't have to pay a million bucks to have a home that looks like it. You may think that having a home that looks amazing costs too much money, but even on a tight budget, you can make some strategic, but significant changes to your domicile that will make your friends and family proud, or green with envy. We will give you some creative, cost-effective things you can do to create the house of your dreams.

 

Use What You've Got

Before you go off spending your life savings to spruce up your home with expensive projects, ask yourself the question, "What attractive features does my home already possess?" Do you have beautiful hardwood floors?

 

Were you enamored with your home's wooden beams? What about its built-in features--fireplaces, bookshelves, or cabinets? These things can give a home its character, especially when they are perked up. Maybe you can make them more prominent.

 

Clean and maintain them. Do not let your bookshelf become a catch-all for random items. Give your home a good cleaning, paying special attention to these features. Wax and polish your hardwood, to give it a luxurious-looking luster.

 

Add real value

We know that we have advocated for cost-effective ways to make your home look good,but there are some things worth considering for long term value. If your roof is starting to show signs of wear, then maybe it is time to think about replacing it. If that is definitely out of your budget, then making small repairs and quick fixes, like missing or damaged shingles, or cleaning gutters, in a timely manner, will go a long way toward not only giving your house a great look, but making sure it has sustained value over time.

 

Maybe adding solar panels. Maryland solar offers reasonable prices to install a solar system that will save you money, help the environment, and give your home a modern eco-friendly look.

 

Knick Knacks

Apart from these things, you can do other little things that make your home stand out. Purchase towels that are vivid, colorful, and will be attractive to guests. Rejuvenate that sofa with new pillows that make it look like you purchased new furniture. Strategically placing interesting and eye-catching items throughout your home to make it look like you have a home in which someone has invested much, whether or not you actually spent an arm and a leg.

 

Paint the Town

There is nothing like a splash of color to liven up a room or an entire section of a home. Choose a color that goes well with what you have, but will provide a nice contrast. Fresh coats of paint not only spices up your home's look, but adds to its retail value.

 

Use colors that are brighter to give your room a larger, more spacious look. If you are opting for a cozier feel, then choose colors that are warmer and darker.

 

Shed Some Light on the Subject

Lighting can change the entire look and feel of your home. Use softer, warmer light bulbs to generate a cozy, inviting feel. Maybe get rid of outdated lighting systems. You don't have to break the bank. Use smaller simple track lighting or something more updated. It can give your home a more modern look.

 

If you desire a home that looks like a dream, you do not have to spend a great deal of cash. Just use your imagination and a little work to breathe life into your home. It will only look like you spent a fortune.

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Sofia Belnap

Sophia is passionate about writing in the real estate and home improvement spaces. When Sophia is not writing she loves reading, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.

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