What’s At The Top Of Your Dream Home Renovation To-Do List?

What’s At The Top Of Your Dream Home Renovation To-Do List?

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For most of us, the idea of renovating our homes is the dream. Sure, home improvements can be a lot of work. Sometimes, we will dread doing them as soon as we get started. But for a lot of people, the idea of pulling the dream home together is just unbeatable. When you feel as if you’re not really living in a home that you love, you get excited to renovate. Because all of a sudden, you will find that the place you were not all that fond of becomes the dream family home. And not only that, you may find that you want to buy a home that needs a lot of work doing to it. It can seem overwhelming at first, but when you break it all down and look to make things your own, it’s always worth it. To help you, let’s take a look at some of the things that could be on your dream renovation to-do list.

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Padding Out Your Old, Lofty Walls For The Winter

Padding Out Your Old, Lofty Walls For The Winter

Is the weather something you’re typically aware of, when you’re snug at home with the TV and a comfy sofa?

The winter is well on its way, and because of this, there’s a lot of warm and cosy preparation you’re going to have to do – especially if you’ve got thin walls and were constantly feeling the heat throughout the summer as well! So here’s to padding out the four walls around you, and making sure your house truly does feel like a home for the rest of this year.

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How Much Waste Does Your Home Produce?

How Much Waste Does Your Home Produce?

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If you stop and think about it, you might be surprised to discover just how much waste your home actually produces. Probably you will find it is hard to really estimate it or work it out fully, but it should be clear that you produce plenty and that it could also be reduced significantly too. The truth is that most homes could produce less waste, and it is in our interests to make sure that we are pursuing that goal as best as we can in our homes. Not only does it help us live happily and healthily, but it ensures that the environment is in a better position as well, and that is something that also affects all of us. In this article, we are going to take a look at some of the ways in which you can expect to keep waste to a minimum in your home. Follow these tips, and you will find that it makes a huge difference to the production of waste in your home.

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Four Options For Creative Home Expansion

Four Options For Creative Home Expansion

There is a worry among modern homeowners that there just isn’t enough space. There is a huge issue with negative equity due to the drop in housing value. Negative equity stops homeowners from being able to pay off their previous mortgages with the use of a sale, so whether they have outgrown the space they’re living in or not, there’s no way to buy a bigger house.

It’s all rather sad, really. People work hard and they want to be able to have more space and yet they can’t sell to have the money to do it. The choice that these homeowners make is between putting up with the little space that they do have, or expand on it instead. There is the option to continue to look for homes for sale, too. No one has to put up with feeling cramped and hemmed in if they don’t want to, you just have to be willing to get a little creative! So, with that in mind, the following tips can help you to realise your options for expansion, so while you’re not making a palace from a bijou apartment, you’re able to pull the extra square footage out of your home.

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Are These Little Issues Ruining Your Home Aesthetic?

Are These Little Issues Ruining Your Home Aesthetic?

We all want a stunning and remarkable home that looks stylish and fabulous. We want to love walking around our property and to impress guests whenever they come over. What’s stopping you from achieving this? You might have spent a fortune correcting problems around your property and renovating rooms. You might have even bought fancy new furniture for each area of your property. But as is often the case, it’s all about the smaller details that you might have missed. So, let’s deal with some of these little problems that could have a large impact on how your home is perceived.

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Transform Your Outbuildings into Something Special

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Transform Your Outbuildings into Something Special

Many homes have an outbuilding that does not get much use. It could be a shed, a garage, or if your home is a farm, a barn.  Often things just get put in there because it is convenient, but that outbuilding could be put to much better use as an additional room.

Here are some of the best ways to renovate your farmhouse’s outbuildings. See if any appeal to you and make your property even better:

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Make These 3 Checks Before You Buy A House

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Make These 3 Checks Before You Buy A House

Buying a house is truly one of life’s most exciting times, and yet it can also be fraught with worry and despair. Because it is arguably the largest purchase you are ever going to make, you need to make sure that you are going to do it right, and that means being aware of a huge number of factors as you make the necessary decisions. In fact, there are three checks in particular which you will probably find you need to make if you are to ensure that you are doing the right thing, and those are what we are going to focus on in this blog post. As long as you have paid attention to some of the following, you should find that you can more effectively make the right decision when buying a house.

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7 Simple Home Spruces That Make A Big Impact

7 Simple Home Spruces That Make A Big Impact

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When you’re thinking about making changes to your home, it can be quite overwhelming. You’ll often see this as such a huge job, that you don’t get started at all. But the thing about fixing up your home is that it can be done on such a small scale. Most of the time, you’ll think that you need to do a huge renovation. When really, you may just need to make a few changes. But, you will want to make sure that you focus on the few small changes that are going to give you the biggest impact. Sometimes, all you need to do is change one thing or another, and you’ll find that it makes a dramatic difference to your home. And the best part is, it doesn’t have to cost a lot at all.

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Build You Dream Home Wherever You Are

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We all have some sort of vision of what we would love to incorporate into our “Dream Homes”. I have boards and boards on Pinterest of all the rooms and designs I would love in my imaginary “someday” home. So I started thinking “How can I make some of these a reality?” and that’s what I am doing one day at a time. So I thought I would share my mindset and help other people  shape their visions into reality.

 

 

I find so much importance of adding my own style, vision, and sign into each and every space of my home. Sometimes I may need a little help to reach each vision…White walls and Instagram help with that more often than not.

 

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Your Home Your Space

No one knows what you envision you have for your space. We each have our own personal style and look we want to achieve. For some people decorating comes easily for others it can be a struggle. So here are a few ideas to help guide you in the right direction in terms of how to make your dream home a reality.

Gather Your Ideas for Vision

My best outlet for looking for ideas is Pinterest and Instagram as I mentioned above. Sometimes I will even sketch out an idea, create floor plans, and pin, pin, pin away. What kind of finishes, fixtures, and color schemes are you drawn to? Once you start answering those questions you will have a little more direction in terms of designs.

 

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It’s in the Details

Once you figure out the big stuff you can move on the fun part. Furniture, paint, and home decor. I love decorating to my core all the choices of rugs, lamps, curtains, art, everything that you need to make your house a home. I always say go shopping even if it is “window shopping”. Look for accessories and make goals for different spaces in your home. You want your home to reflect your personal style and to be something you love and feel comfortable in.

 

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Your Living Space

I consider this area where you spend most of your time (besides the kitchen). For most this is your living room. One secret is to find the focal point for that room. What do people see when they walk in that room? What are there eyes drawn to? For us that would be our fireplace. So you want to emphasize this area and compliment it. This for you may be a large window or wall and

A room’s focal point is its most emphasized feature. It’s the thing your eyes are naturally drawn to when you walk into the room. And everything around the focal point compliments it. If your focal point is a large wall then paint it, add a bigger piece of art , a mirror, or a shelving unit. Just avoid clutter your guests eyes are already drawn to that area try not to make it “too busy”.

 

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Your Bedroom

You spend about a third of your day in your bedroom so make it count! Spring for nice bedding not only that looks good but is comfortable (it will make the world of difference). You can also paint the room to change the look of the space. If you can’t paint all of it, go for an accent wall. Next add curtains and accent pillows to give a little design to the room. I love getting creative when it comes to building new beds, using old doors, pallet wood beds, or making a fabric headboard all while staying within a budget.

 

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Be Brave

You don’t have to make sure everything matches avoid buying things in sets. You don’t want lifeless and generic decor. Your style needs to shine through which may mean picking items up along the way and not in a one stop shopping trip. Balance your accents with your furniture and space. Try to avoid over decorating and placing too much in a little space.

 

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Be Practical

Little and big projects are in your near future if you are working toward a dream space. Sometimes a little paint is all you need to freshen your kitchen cabinets. Update hardware on your furniture and fixtures to bring them back to life. Replace lighting fixtures with some new update ones (loving these ones from Lowe’s). I could do an entire post on lighting so I will just say shop around there are so many options.

 

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You don’t have to buy everything at once. Keep your eye out for local furniture deals at thrift stores. If you are eyeing a particular piece of furniture then watch for sales. You will know that perfect piece when you see it so maximize savings when you can. If you see something that draws at your heart-strings and it is a one of a kind piece buy it (or you will kick yourself later).

 

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Just remember wherever you are is home so do your best to make it a place you feel comfortable. You can do this on a budget you just have to hunt for those one of a kind items when and where you can. Also get creative up-cycle free furniture and give it life. Be creative by making pallet furniture pieces. The possibilities are endless just do a little research online and you will be on your way to your dream home.

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