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Make Your Home New, Rather Than Buy A New Home

Did you know it is possible for you to transform your home into a place you can really be proud of? There are many things you could do, from putting in a new door to refinishing your staircase railings. It is not only practical to do your own projects, but it can be a lot of fun for the entire family as well. If you use the tips below, you can be successful.

Many tenants who are renting an apartment or home are in a pickle when landlords don't allow tenants to make simple improvements like painting the walls in a different color or removing the wallpaper that doesn't suit their tastes. A great way to get around this is by purchasing flat bed sheets (the unfitted kind) and tacking them in a pleasing design on the wall. This will not harm the underlying wallpaper or paint and can add a touch of personality that won't violate the lease agreement or displease the landlord.

Throwing out an old sofa can be very tempting when it no longer looks new and clean. However, with the same effort it takes you to throw it out, you can buy some nice slipcovers and throw it on your sofa. Slipcovers are available in a myriad of designs and can spice up an old sofa very easily.

When it comes to home improvement, take your current space into consideration before thinking of moving or (if you are the homeowner) adding on with new construction. It may be much more cost effective to convert either an attic or basement into living space. Added costs come into play when you think of moving to larger quarters or if you are thinking of increasing your home space by adding more to your foundation or altering your roof area.

One relatively inexpensive step many homeowners take is to replace a window or two, sometimes home window installation can completely change the functionality of the living space and give a completely new experience to the home.

If you can paint or paper those walls, do a little research about how colors make you feel. The right shade of blue can make a room appear and feel much larger, much more inviting; but the wrong shade can make the walls close in and the atmosphere gloomy. Take your time, youre going to live with the result for a while.

Landscaping can easily give new life to your rental or home property. The right selection of shrubs and hedges are comfortably affordable and can be easily maintained. Trees, however can be another matter altogether. The primary reason you might not go that way is that cheaper, immature trees do little to enhance the attractiveness of a yard, and the more mature trees tend to be very expensive.

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