In today’s world there are countless home improvement shows that leave us with the impression that in order to make our houses feel new again we have to tear the whole thing apart and almost start from scratch. You and I know that this is not practical in the least. Tearing apart walls, flooring, bathroom fixtures, cabinetry and every other thing just costs more than most of us can afford without being the lucky one picked by one of those makeover television hosts so I have compiled a list of the best-bang-for-your-buck renovations and some tips on how to do them.
A fresh coat of paint is easily the most cost effective and important renovation for your home. Every scuff, ding, chip, and grisly colour is the difference between a beautiful entertainment room and a run down mess. Go to http://www.wikihow.com/Paint-a-Room for detailed instructions that will help you do the best paint job you can but we have a few tips of our own for you. First thing first, you have to pick a colour. What is the room going to be used for? When painting a room meant for company to visit in, bright colours generally liven up the space. For an entertainment room, dark colours will enrich the viewing experience of your television. Will the colour clash with what you have planned in a nearby room? The main thing here is to make sure that you will be happy with the colours seeing as you will be the one who has to stare at it every day.
This can be dirt cheap or terribly expensive depending on how you do it and what you buy. I recommend taking a look at some tiles from Wickes or any of the other flooring they have. Flooring is the most expensive of the three things mentioned here but it is well worth it! Check out how stuff works for some tips on tile flooring which is considered to be one of the harder types of floor to install.
While you are painting and flooring, the trim will have to come off. Why not give it a fresh coat of paint while you are at it? A room can have a beautiful paint job and floor, but if the trim is scuffed up the effect greatly diminished. Something to consider is a complete replacement of your trim. Often times your trim will crack and break while you are trying to remove it and, in my opinion, it is just easier to replace it. A natural wood finish, dark or light depending on the colour of the walls, is a nice touch in many homes and never goes out of style; again, chalk this one up to personal preference. If it looks good to you, that is what matters the most. This site has some helpful tips for putting in trim.
Hopefully these tips will help you turn your house into the home you want it to be without breaking the bank!