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How to Give Your Home a New Look

Sometimes a home starts to feel too familiar, too drab or too uninspired. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to revitalize the feel of your home once in awhile. Many simple and affordable options exist for giving your home a fresh look. Take a look at the tips below for some thoughts on how to make your home feel like new.

A new coat of paint, on both the exterior and interior, can be just the thing to enhance the overall ambiance of your home. You can paint a room a totally new color to change the emotional state a room evokes, or you can add a brilliant shine. Even if you apply the same type of paint that is currently on your walls, there’s nothing like a freshly painted home to make things feel brighter and cleaner!

Carpets often get worn, dirty and faded without homeowners noticing. Especially if an entire room is carpeted, it can be difficult to clean. Thus, they remain in place for years past when they should have been replaced. Take a moment to assess the state of the carpets in your home, and don’t be afraid to invest the money to have professionals install brilliant new carpets.

Window blinds play a powerful yet subtle role in the overall feel of a room. Consider changing the style, color or material of window blinds to one that matches the ideal feel of the room in which they are located. To shake things up, you can even replace them with drapes (even alternating between heavy ones in the winter and lighter ones in the summer).

You don’t necessarily need to consider new pieces of furniture when improving your home. For example, couch and chair covers exist in many different styles, patterns, colors and fabrics. You can order a few, try them out and return the ones you don’t like!

Lighting has a significant and immediate role in altering the mood of a room. Bright lights promote activity, while lower lights are usually for relaxation. Fluorescent lights are often stimulating and can be great for a study room, but probably are not suitable for a bedroom. Take time to evaluate the type of lights and their brightness in the context of the mood they should be providing. Dimmers are a fantastic investment for controlling the brightness of a room.

Kitchen sinks are often overlooked in their importance to the kitchen aesthetics. Any kitchen sink will not do for the responsible homeowner, however. Does your kitchen exude a modern or traditional feel? Are your countertops and appliances more square or round? These are a couple of questions you should ask yourself to determine what type of kitchen sink is ideal for blending in with your kitchen’s overall ambiance.

Taking into account the above factors will grant you a better, brighter home. You can instill into each room the emotion you want to experience with just a few simple touches. This and the fact that your home’s value will likely increase with these changes means you have little to nothing to lose. Get started with improving your home today!

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