You might want to consider sprucing up your exterior of your home, curb appeal is quite simply the first impression of your home. A guest will want to step into a home that is maintained. A manicured lawn or cared for gardens and using some husqvarna chainsaws to prune your hedges and trees will keep the walkways clear for your visitors.
Taking the time to pick up trash from around your yard can be something of a game with your children, give them a nickel for ever piece they collect for you. Using your hose and spray nozzle can help you remove dirt from the exterior of the house and can get dirt out of the cracks in the sidewalk too. Consider giving your home a fresh coat of paint, it can give your home a whole new look.
Once you have people walk through the front doors, you want your entrance or living room to be showcased in the best possible light. Dusting is easy, inexpensive and very important to making an impression. Your carpets, if they are stained or worn, you may want to look at cleaning them, replacing them or just switching to hardwood or laminate flooring altogether can give your room a whole new look.
Walls with cracks and holes in it can make guests eyes stray to details you would want to hide. A premixed drywall compound, putty knife and sandpaper can fix unsightly cracks and small holes. A fresh coat of paint can be a dramatic change to any room and given its affordability it is no wonder why the professionals do it all the time. Looking to have a cohesive look, why not buy a black dining room set and balance your colors in accent pieces around the room.
You may wish to consider bringing some of the out doors inside. It can certainly give your home a natural inviting look. Easily add some elegance to any room with a crystal decanter with a singular cream-colored pillar candle in the center and dark river rocks scattered about.
Another great way to create an ambiance throughout the house is by selecting a color to carry through the entire house, whether it is as a main feature or simply as a small accent to a bolder stronger color. For example a soft tan works well with cool colors, blues and greens or with warm colors such as reds and oranges. Places that are connected at the hip so to speak could use varying color combination choices, the master bath and the master bedroom come to mind as a set.
You may have a full loft bed in a bedroom for a child. It may not be the most attractive feature, however it can surely be dressed up. Fresh new bedding, complementing wall colors can show the room to great potential. You might further dress it up by making your own complementing curtains for the windows and as a divider for the loft bed. It may even dual as a privacy curtain for siblings that share the room.
Bedrooms need closets, if it does not have a closet then there is a good chance it is either a storage room or an office. When taking out walls or expanding, sometimes it is a great idea to first consult with a realtor to get an idea what improvements would give you the greatest resale value before undertaking something that will prevent you from later selling your home.