Home Makeover Musts

Are you looking to bring your home into the 21st century? Perform a facelift to your older home starting with your walls, floors, and trim. It can completely transform your home from drab to fab!

Before tacking anything else, if you have the infamous “popcorn” ceilings you will want to do away with those now. Please call in professionals to do this messy and potentially dangerous job. The ceiling may contain asbestos; you won’t want to take care of this on your own.

Walls

A fresh coat of paint can change the entire ambiance of your home. Not only is it the most inexpensive way to give your home a makeover, but also the simplest. If you are not confident in what colors to choose from, get your hands on a few home décor magazines to spark some ideas. If you are looking to find the most common paint color, use the internet as your tool. If you are indecisive about a few color choices, you can buy a small paint can to sample. Paint a few large sections in the rooms you are planning to paint. Keep them up for a few days and make sure to take a peek at them at different times of the day. This will give you a better idea of what color will look best in your home and with your furnishings.

Floors

A beautiful, smooth wood floor can give your home elegance it may be missing. Wood floors are timeless; they will never go “out of fashion”. Plan to spend between $5 and $30/sq ft. If you don’t have the budget to do multiple rooms, try just doing the entryway and hallway. A little goes a long way and leaves a lasting impression. Pairing it with a Berber carpet makes a perfect combination. If you do have a large budget, you can never have too much wood flooring throughout your home. Make sure you do your research and take a look at all of your wood options. The original hardwood floor is nailed piece by piece while the floating engineered hardwood comes in sections that lock together. If you are handy and have the time, installing the floors yourself you can save more than half of what you would spend to pay a contractor.

Trim

Trim work will put that perfect finishing touch to any room. It keeps the whole home neat, clean, and put together. Get rid of your thin, barely there baseboards. To get those beautiful clean lines, reach for a 4.5 inch or thicker baseboard and wide casing. If you want to add a bit of sophistication to your dining room, install wainscoting and/or a chair-rail. Last, but not least, crown molding isn’t just for your dining room anymore, it looks fabulous is any room of your home.

If you want to take your makeover to the next level, be sure to replace the old hinges on your doors, change out those off-white plugs and switches, get rid of the gold and put new chrome hardware on your cabinets, and get new modern light fixtures. Your home will look completely redone and great for you if you’re staying, or great for the buyer if you’re selling!

The information in this blog was summarized from this article.

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