Your home is your paradise. It is where you wake up in the morning, it is where you come after a long day or work or school. It is where you create special memories on birthdays, holidays and anniversaries. If your home is not what you wish it was, read on for some tips on transforming your house into your dream home.
First decide how much money you are willing to spend on home decorations or renovations. If you only have a small amount of money to spend or no money at all, consider saving for some time to generate enough money to spend on your home. Alternatively, you can make small changes or perform the labor yourself, if you know how.
Ask for Help
If you want to change the appearance of your home but do not have a clue has to where to start, consider hiring a professional interior decorator. He or she can help you decide what changes would be the most cost efficient and would add the most value to your home. Also, consider asking family and friends if they have any suggestions, especially if they have recently made changes to their homes.
Look around for the best deals on furniture, supplies, appliances and other home decor items. Do not be fooled into thinking you can only buy quality items at large and expensive department stores. You can also look in Wal-Mart, online, Ebay.com, estate sales, used furniture stores and arts and crafts sales. Save time and money by browsing online for items, instead of driving to the store, to get an idea of the available products at www.walmart.com and www.ebay.com.
Make Small Changes, One At A Time
Avoid biting off more than you can chew when it comes to home improvement. This can lead to frustration, loss of money, aggravation and a totally destroyed home. Before you start, make sure you will be able to complete the task within a reasonable amount of time and can finance its completion. Also, make sure it is appropriate for the rest of the occupants of the house. For example, in a home with a mother, father and four children, it is not a good idea to completely remodel an entire kitchen during the school year. This can make daily activities, like eating breakfast and dinner, very difficult. Instead start small, for example replacing one appliance at a time or repainting the walls.
Start With One Room
Choose one room in the house to remodel. It might be a good idea to choose the most frequently-used room of the house, the messiest or the biggest. Usually, updating a kitchen is the most efficient and cost-worthy project. Turn your kitchen into your dream kitchen by updating appliances, repainting dirty walls or adding a hardwood floor.
Remodel Your Bathroom
The bathroom is a place of relaxation, rejuvenation and freshness. For most people, it is where you begin the day with a hot shower. Changes to a bathroom can be as simple as replacing a fixed shower head with a handheld one with built-in massage features. If you have more time and resources, you can add a new bathtub over your existing one, replace fixtures and tile the floor for a finished look. This investment is always worth it because the bathroom is used every day.