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Simple Ways to Update Your Home

Posted on: March 25, 2018

A time may come when the appearance of your home no longer appeals to you. Your home could look dull on the outside and be outdated or cluttered on the inside. When this happens, you may want to consider renovating your home. In many cases, home renovation does not come cheap and many individuals even have to take out a home renovation loan. Nevertheless, this guide will provide you with practical home renovation ideas so that you can update your home according to your budget!

Update Your Flooring

Give your home a new look by updating the floors in your home. If you have carpeted floors throughout the house, consider removing the carpet for hardwood instead! You can opt for cherry oak hardwood flooring in your living, dining, bathroom, and bedroom spaces or, for a more unique look, try black hardwood flooring! On the contrary, if you have all wooden floors in your home, you can replace some of that hardwood for a carpet of your preference. You can also replace all of your wooden floors with carpet if you’d like (though we don’t think carpet in the bathroom is a good idea). For updating the floors in your home, it may be best to seek a home renovation contractor.

Repaint the House

To give your home a new look without breaking the bank, consider repainting the whole house! If the walls in your home are currently all eggshell white, try repainting your walls a different color (bright or dark, according to your style). You can also opt to paint each room in your home a different paint color to make each room more personalized. Painting doesn’t just go for inside the home—you can  repaint the outside as well! You can paint your shutters and sidings different colors to really give your home a different look.

Change Doors/Door Knobs

Though this idea most likely requires a home renovation contractor, changing the door(s) in your home can enhance the look of your home. If you currently have a single, wooden front door, try switching it for French doors instead. You can also opt for different door colors, hinges, and door knobs to add extra accents to your home. This idea makes for a quick home renovation fix if done properly.

Update the Lighting Fixtures

Another easy home renovation idea is changing your lighting fixtures. If you currently have a standard ceiling light in your kitchen, for example, you can swap it out for recessed lighting or track lighting instead for a more modern look. If you have a chandelier in your dining area, you can update that chandelier for a new, contemporary one or swap it for mini pendants. In terms of lighting fixture updates, the choices are endless (though you may want to seek a professional contractor to make sure it’s done properly).

Swap Out Old Appliances & Furniture

Replacing outdated furniture and appliances could be just the thing you need to give your home a new style. Swap out that shabby old couch for a modern sectional. You can also opt for furniture of a different material such as leather or suede. As for appliances, if you have traditional white kitchen appliances, try switching them out for stainless steel. For an innovative look, you can even have your fridge remodeled in the same material and look as your cabinets!

Clear the Clutter & Organize

Perhaps the simplest home restyling idea of them all is organization and cleaning. Just by gutting your home of unnecessary clutter, you can make it feel like a brand new home again! Get rid of extra items, shelves, dying plants, and worn-out rugs. You can also replace the old items with new, fresh ones and spruce up your home by decorating it with trendy items. Organizing what you have in your home currently can make your home feel more open and look anew.

Full home renovation can seem daunting, but with the right ideas in mind and the right people on your side, it can be an easy task. If you need professional help with your home renovation and you live in northern Virginia, contact WISA Solutions!

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