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Simple And Easy Ways To Improve The Appearance Of Your Home

Regardless of the amount of savings you may have, your home is likely to be your greatest investment. You may be surprised to learn that there are very simple things you can do to improve the appearance of your home. And if you don't consider yourself an expert carpenter, relax! The home improvement tips mentioned in this article can be mastered by anyone - even you!

Tip: The filter that is part of your air conditioner should be cleaned or replaced on a regular basis. When the filter is clogged, your house uses more energy.

It is truly amazing what a simple coat of paint can do for a room in terms of updating its appearance. Take a good look at the paint you already have on your walls - could your walls do with a freshening up? You may simply want to paint your walls the same color, but painting them a new color can give your room a whole new appearance. Step back and look at the room as a whole. What colors would work nicely with the decorations and furniture that you already have in the room? Another option is painting an accent wall. An accent wall is typically painted a bright color, with the other walls left white or a similar neutral color. This can easily make the room appear more modern and stylish.

Tip: Consider using light colored tile or shingles if you are redoing your roof. Lighter colors reflect the sun instead of absorbing it, which means your attic will not be so hot.

Take a look at your kitchen appliances. Have they seen better days? It can be easy for appliances to quickly get dated and make a room appear stuck in the last decade. Don't let this happen to you! Check online to see if you might be able to get a better deal from online retailers, and consider purchasing gently-used appliances. As long as they're still in good working condition, buying second hand appliances can be an excellent way to update the look of your kitchen for a fraction of the cost. You can also get new handles and knobs for your cabinets as a quick and easy way to refresh your kitchen's appearance.

Tip: Use old shoe boxes for storage. You can use fabric and wallpaper remnants to decorate the boxes.

Something as simple as rearranging your furniture can also have a big impact on the overall appearance of your house. Start with your bedroom, and sketch out different layouts. Go with the one you like best, and then do the same to your living room and other rooms. Likewise, move around your wall decorations and get creative with your placement of them. Move paintings that have always been in one room to another. At upscale second hand stores, you can also find very nice home decorations for a fraction of the original price, so be sure to check out any stores like this in your town. This can be a major way to change the appearance of your house without spending a dime!

There are many simple things that you can do that will enhance the appearance of your home, and this article has just covered a fraction of them. Get creative and you'll be able to come up with some of your own! And the best part is that these improvements range from inexpensive to completely free! In today's economy, you can't beat that price.

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