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Ways to Transform Your Home including Benefits of Hardwood Floor Refinishing

September 27, 2017

Are you looking for ways to transform the look of your home? You have a variety of options, both large and small, that will help to change the overall look and feel and brighten up your space. With a new season rolling around, now is a great time to clean your home and make changes before fall. Learn how you can transform through brightening up areas, arranging furniture, and investing in new counters and appliances. You can also mix things up with décor and rugs, hardwood floor refinishing, or new hardwood flooring. In your home.

Brighten Up Areas

If your home feels dark and unwelcoming, there are many changes you can make to brighten things up. First, start with a new, fresh coat of paint. Choose a white or light color scheme to paint along your walls. You can also find bright and vibrant art to put on the walls to add in personality or a pop of color. If you have a home that is narrow and closed off, consider a renovation project to tear down walls and open up spaces. You will need to work with a professional that can let you know which areas are safe to remove so you do not hurt the overall structure. Also, take time to de-clutter. Remove items you do not need and have a garage sale or donate them to a local charity.

Furniture Arrangement

Did you how much furniture plays in the overall look and feel of your home? First, make sure you do not have furniture that is blocking entryways and walkways. Keep all pieces of furniture and accessories spaced out and not too close together, which can make the area feel crowded. For many, they use feng shui to help them arrange their furniture throughout the house. Learn how to create good feng shui in your home from The Spruce. Some tips for creating feng shui include using a rectangular furniture arrangement, having furniture (i.e. beds or couches” facing a door as opposed to its back facing the door, using circular decorations, avoiding clutter, having furniture’s backs against walls, and incorporating bookshelves.

Installing New Counters and Appliances

New countertops and appliances are a drastic change you can make to your home. This change can also increase the value of your home if you think you may want to sell it later down the road. If you have simple laminate countertops, especially ones that show their wear and tear, consider installing a stone option, such as granite, marble, or quartz. These are all heavy-duty stones that can stand up to the heavy day use and abuse in a kitchen, that can also be placed in your bathroom. When sealed, this helps to keep germs from spreading and some models are also resistant to heat, which will help you as you prepare food. Stainless steel appliances are also a great upgrade to makeover white or black appliances. You can incorporate a lightly colored backsplash in kitchens and bathrooms to help brighten up the space.

Décor and Rugs

Decorations and rugs are a key player to creating a bright and refreshed look in a home. Take some time to look at local stores that sell art and find deals on pieces of art that you can place throughout your home. Avoid filling a wall with a ton of small pictures, choose one to three large pictures that can be strategically placed. Next, if there are empty spots that look awkward, use art to fill those spaces, such as above a sitting chair or in a long walkway. If you have long, vertical open walls, you can invest in a few pictures to hang to properly fill the space. Rugs also play a huge part in brightening up the space, too. Determine the areas you would to like to place a rug. From there, take measurements to see what the space is you would like to place the rugs in. From there, find a size that is large, but small enough to now have to go under furniture, such as a sofa. You can also place vertical rugs in walkways and in your front for people as they enter.

Hardwood Refinishing

If you have existing hardwood flooring before considering a replacement, you may be able to make some large changes to it through refinishing. This is an option that will save money in the long run, too. When a local hardwood flooring company refinishes a floor, they use a sander which will remove any scratches or imperfections in the floor. They can then add on a stain which will change the color of the flooring. The types of stain that are put on the floor are also a great way to change the color and make the floor more durable. By choosing a bright shade, you will help to brighten up your space. Learn more in the hardwood flooring showroom tips, choosing the finish.

New Hardwood Flooring

If you have wall to wall carpet in your home, it is time to open up the space with hardwood flooring. Hardwood is a great, allergen-free option that lasts for decades. This is because of the ability to last for decades. When installing from scratch you can work with your local hardwood flooring expert on which type is best. From wide planks to thin, you can find the exact type of hardwood flooring that works for you and your family.

As you work on ways to brighten your home, let Ward Hardwood Flooring cover all of your hardwood flooring needs. From hardwood floors to refinishing services, we can help you along the way to find the best options to brighten your home. Be sure to check out our current specials to see what prices we have available. From there, reach out to us to discuss with us what your best options are. Visit our showroom at 29390 Industrial Way, #100 in Evergreen, CO. We are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.