When was the last time you gave your home a makeover? Not a full renovation, but even just a few changes to change the look and feel? It’s easy to get busy and put changes to your home on the backburner. Whether you need to completely renovate your rooms or home, or even would like to make some changes to help the look and feel, fall is the perfect time to accomplish this task. From living rooms, dining rooms, and bathrooms, to bedrooms and the outdoors, learn how to spruce up your home before the winter, and benefits of including hardwood flooring in Colorado.
Is your living room a cluttered space? When you do not space out furniture correctly, fill walls with too much art or photos, and have décor that doesn’t match, your living room can look outdated. First, if you’re able to, make sure furniture is not pushed up against a wall. If it has to be against a wall, give it a few inches off the wall to help it look like there is room to breathe. If you have additional chairs, or small sofas, space them out from the main piece of furniture. A rug is a great addition to a living room. You don’t need to place the furniture covering all edges of the rug, you can keep two legs on the edges. Last, a fresh coat of paint is a great way to change your living room. If you have a large, empty wall, consider making it an accent wall with a different and bold color, or even a neat design of wallpaper.
The Dining Room
Often times, it is easy to eat meals on the couch in front of the television. Make your dining room a space you want to spend time in to share a meal with those in your home. First, make sure you have a table that fits in the space. Chairs need to be able to pull out easily. If you have a smaller space, consider a table that has a bench seat that can be pushed back under the table to save space. You can also invest in tables that have a built-in leaf that makes it easy to expand the space if you entertain guests. Next, invest in simple décor for your table. Pick placemats that match the art and wall color. You can tie it in with napkins and napkin rings. For lighting, you can mix things up by installing new lights that help to create the ambiance in the room.
When it comes to bathrooms, storage space can sometimes be poorly utilized. Before making changes to your bathroom, take time to look into what areas currently do not meet your needs. Evaluate what extra storage you need. From here, look for a new sink vanity and storage closets that you can place in the bathroom to help you enhance your bathroom’s storage while also helping to enhance the way the space looks. If you have a small bathroom that is a dark color, paint the walls a lighter color. This will help to give the illusion there is more space. Last, if you have older laminate counters, consider installing a stone counter which will hold up to the day to day use better. Stone counters are also easy to clean and do not easily show imperfections.
You start and end your day in your bedroom. Make sure this is your sanctuary to rest and relax. If you have a budget to, consider replacing your mattress and bed if funds allow. On average, a mattress can last up to 10 years. When a mattress is in poor shape, it can actually do a lot of damage to your back and sleeping habits. Next, make sure you have proper lighting in the space. You can have bright overhead lighting when needing to do laundry or other tasks. But for nighttime, make sure you have lights or lamps that you can easily access in bed. This way, if you read a book or watch TV before you go to sleep, you can easily turn out the lamp for some quality ZZZs. Also, make sure you keep your bedroom uncluttered. Have the right amount of bins to place your dirty laundry in if you keep it in the bedroom, and make sure you have plenty of dresser space for clothing. For more ideas, review HuffPost’s six ways to improve your bedroom in 2017
Even though the winter months are coming up, you have some to-dos this fall before the winter months set in. You will need to remember to fertilize your grass and landscaping to help nourish your plants before winter. After you fertilize, you will also need to remove old mulch and place new mulch down. If your walkways are in poor shape, consider installing brick pavers that have a smooth surface. This will not only look great, but will also help when shoveling snow in the winter by having a seamless surface.
Incorporating Hardwood Flooring
As you are making considerations for your home enhancements, make sure you are not neglecting your flooring. If you have existing hardwood, now is the time to sand it and then you can stain it to give it a new color to change things up. To change up the way it looks, you can also add rugs in different rooms to bring a pop of color. If your home is primarily filled with carpet, consider making the switch to hardwood. It is easier to clean, helps reduce allergens and is also a better investment. When properly cared for, hardwood lasts for decades as opposed to carpet which has a smaller lifespan. Learn more about the financial benefits of hardwood floor installation in Denver homes
to see why this is the right decision for you.
To help you add hardwood to your home, contact Ward Hardwood Flooring. As one of Denver’s top hardwood flooring experts for over 30 years, we have the skills and expertise to help you find the right hardwood that fits with your home’s décor and your budget. Contact us today at 303-674-6966 to get started.