3 Changes That Will Make a HUGE Difference in Your Home

Feb 15 2019
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There are many changes we can make to our homes that really will make a huge difference. Some of the changes can be small and simple and yet, make a massive impact. Paint is a good point here, almost any of us can do it and yet, it can entirely change the look and feel of a room. Light fixtures are a great point and people are just beginning to realize that to update our fixtures we actually don’t need to go to anymore expense than a can of spray paint!

I LOVE that this article mentions redoing floors because guess what I did this week!? Its gonna be awhile before I’m able to share it here on the blog but I totally re-stained and re-sealed my entryway floors!

It was a ton of work (of course) but the difference is incredible and it cost me all of $70 to finally give my floors the time and attention they deserved. They held up well for four years considering they only had two coats of poly on them!

Sneak peak photo below 😉 can’t wait to show you them complete!

My new Office Reveal: how to create designated spaces in an open plan, create office space in an entryway and dining room without closing the room off.
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Whenever I talk about remodeling, no matter the size of the project, I always think about the big picture. If your focus is too narrow, you end up with a sort of forced together jigsaw puzzle of clashing design elements.

It’s all about making everything feel like it belongs together.

The changes you make should contribute to the overall space somehow.

But after taking on so many different projects over the years, it’s clear to me some changes have a bigger impact than others.

So, whether you’re trying to sell your home or just give it a fresh new look, here are 3 DIY projects that will totally transform your interior space.

Redoing the Floors

Are your floors dull, dingy, or just plain outdated? Carpet, in particular, ages fast and can be hard to clean (especially if you have pets, kids, or both!). That’s why so many homeowners these days are opting to redo their floors with tile or wood.

Installing new flooring both can make for a great DIY project if you have the time and the elbow grease. But most of us need tile or wood flooring installation services to help us out and make sure we don’t end up making a mess of things.

Make sure to get plenty of samples so that you can choose the perfect right color and style to set the mood of your house.

It is truly incredible how changing your floors can make a whole home feel different (and not to mention, easier to sell if that’s your goal). Changing your floors can even affect the way light bounces in a room and how a room can hold heat.

Inexpensive wood floor that looks like a million dollars - Four years later! Make your own DIY wood floors using 1x4 pine boards, sand down, stain and seal

Changing Out Light Fixtures

You could also consider changing your light fixtures to give your house a new feel without too much effort.

Light fixtures can change the way you see your home because they add character through details. A classic post lamp, for example, gives a room a much different feeling than a big bare bulb.

Changing light fixtures also lets you decide if your new light source should give you more or less light in a room. If your room feels a bit cold or drab, consider adding more light sources or upping the wattage on your newest choice.

A brighter bulb will give you a lot more power, and the levels of light in a room absolutely affect the way you perceive the room itself.

When you scope out new bulbs for your light fixtures, pay attention to the color of their glow. A blue-tinged light can make you feel alert, while a soft orange or yellow glow can make you feel more relaxed.

Blue light is often a bit brighter naturally, so check the color your bulb casts and pick the perfect shade for your room!

Rearranging Your Furniture

Last but not least, for a low-commitment way to change up the way your home feels, you can do a little feng shui and rearrange your furniture.

Have your couch face a window instead of the television set, make a light fixture cast light in a new way, or just switch the chairs in different rooms and see what happens.

If you don’t like the way it all looks, just swap it back. In the end, you’ll have tried something new that gives you good ideas for a larger change in the future.

Change doesn’t have to be scary – make some changes in your home and you’ll soon see what a positive difference it makes!

Whenever I talk about home, no matter the size of the project, I always think about the big picture. 3 Changes That Will Make a HUGE Difference in Your Home
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2 Comments

  1. February 16, 2019 at 10:34 am

    Very true, for decorating purposes. I think the top one for us was insulating the older house we bought. Made the house much more comfortable and saved a tone of $$$.

    • February 18, 2019 at 11:33 am

      So true! I spent a fortune on closed cell spray foam insulation in this home and never once regretted it!

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