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Fall Back In Love with Your Home

Posted On: April 17, 2015

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Many of us reach a point where we begin to feel a little blah about our home, but moving is not always an option. Here are some tips on how you can get a “new” home without a new mortgage. Here are a few ways to fall back In love with your home.

Little Changes can have a Big Impact

Painting walls, changing light fixtures and knobs, and adding curtains and plants can give your home a completely different look for only a few hundred dollars. Rearranging furniture, artwork, and knick-knacks can also freshen things up, and the only cost is a little time.

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Converting an unfinished attic or basement can be a great way to get extra space at a fraction of the cost of building an addition. Adding a deck is another fairly simple way to increase your space. If you are hiring a contractor, be sure to get quotes from at least three and check their references.

Make the Most of What You Have

If expanding is not an option, you can still make your space seem bigger. Clean and throw away, donate, or sell anything you don’t need. If you have a little cash to spare, you can buy organizational tools, like shelves and hooks, and furniture that provides extra storage space, such as a coffee table or bed with drawers.

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