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Home Renovations 2018: 5 Budget-Friendly Tips

Dec. 4, 2017 at midnight

A new year always creates the opportunity for new beginnings and what better way to climb into 2018 than by overhauling your home’s appearance? A quick makeover might be just what's needed! Even if your available budget is a perennial roadblock, there's no need to fret; the following tips on home renovation won’t cost an arm and a leg, but will still do wonders for your living space.

Replace your door.

When was the last time you replaced your front door? Well, make 2018 a year of change. Your front door is the point of entry into your home, so it's worth investing in its appearance. An attractive front door also contributes to your home's curb appeal, helps control noise, and enhances safety and security. Instead of a custom-made door, you can save time and money by looking for a ready-made one that fits your home’s overall appearance. Hiring the right contractor will provide you with a variety of door options at budget-friendly prices.

Paint your walls.

Tired of your dull and washed-out walls? A coat of paint can transform a home from drab to fab in no time. You might even consider a splash of color here and there. Warm neutrals seem to be favorites and likely to remain so for 2018. They can be paired with dark charcoal tones and twilight colors like green and dark blue for a hushed, relaxed feel. You might even consider opting for a matte finish if you had glossy one before, or add a single accent wall for each room to freshen things up.

Install interior shutters.

While natural light is all the rave these days, too much sunlight can also be annoying. It also makes your home too vulnerable to your neighbors’ prying eyes. Shutters filter the light that’s coming into your home, plus they provide privacy and protection against both the winter’s chill and the summer’s oppressive heat. Wooden shutters are also easy to install on any window as they can be attached to a thin frame inside the window opening. You could also pair them with light drapes and other window embellishments for added aesthetics.

Polish your floor.

Hardwood flooring will always be timeless, but it still isn’t immune to wear and tear due to dust, dirt, scuffs, and foot traffic. You can get rid of dullness and restore your floor’s original charm by doing one simple thing:

polishing. Floors should be polished at least once a year, and every six months for high-traffic areas. Just make sure that you use a product made especially for hardwood floors so as not to damage it. If your floors are tile, vinyl or carpet, a good and thorough clean will work wonders!

Enhance your home’s lighting.

Aside from functionality, lighting can dictate the atmosphere in a room, making it either a soothing or energizing space. Strategically placed lamps can enhance living space and add dimension to a room. Light dimmers coupled with ambient light fixtures can also change the mood and even create layers of light that enhance your home’s sophistication.

Have fun and get creative; improving your home doesn't have to challenge your domestic budget at all!


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