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Does Your House Look Like This?

5 Simple Ways to Make Your Home Feel Fresh and New

Last Updated on October 13, 2011

Have you been watching all of the home improvement shows that are on tv? Do you feel like you want to move out of your home, but no one wants to buy it? It is not hard to make your property something that someone will want to buy. Here are 5 simple things you can do to update your home and make it something that you can sell or even feel more comfortable living in.

1) A fresh coat of paint

Getting new paint is the simplest thing that you can do. It makes your home look so much better. It makes rooms seem brighter and fresher―even if you choose the same color. It shows that you update your home and care about it. If you really want to get people’s attention, you could choose a really bright color for one wall, and paint the rest of the room with a softer color. It could really add a great accent to your home. If you are looking to do just one thing to your home―make sure that you are at least adding a fresh coat of paint to it.



2) Curb appeal

This is the second best thing that you can do to update your home. Most people approach homes like they do books―they judge them by the outside. You want to make sure that your home is very inviting. Given the choice between a run-down home and a freshly painted home with flowers, most people are going to choose the home with the flowers. Even making sure that your front lawn isn’t cluttered with trash can make a difference. Make sure the paint the numbers on your curb so people can find your home. If you really want to make a statement, plant pretty flowers in your yard. It will make a big difference on how people see your home.


3) Flooring

Flooring can be quite expensive, but if you want to change the look that your floor has, try getting some rugs or even using paint. If you get some cool rugs on your floor, it can really change the look of your room and people will hardly notice that you just covered the floor.


4) Bathroom upgrade

Bathrooms are an important part of a home. Even making sure that your bathrooms are not dirty, will make a huge difference how people see your home. If you really want to update your bathroom you can get new floors or new appliances.

Your home after you make some small changes.
Your home after you make some small changes.


5) Alter lighting

If you want to switch up the look of your home, you can change the lighting. Adding lamps here and there can really make a difference in the look of a room. You can even change the window treatments to make your room have a fresh, updated feel.

Good luck when you start updating your home. Use these 5 tips and your home will feel fresh and new in no time.

About the Author

Neltje Maynez is a freelance writer for My Colleges and Careers helps people determine if an online education is right for them, helps them understand how they can find the best online colleges, and which ones they can choose from to reach their goals.

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