Cozy Up To A Fireplace
A fireplace creates a sense of esthetical warmth and classic ambiance. A gas unit will be the most convenient but make certain you choose one with realistic-looking logs. Bring life back to an old non-functioning old fireplace by dressing it up with Birch logs, plants or candles.
A Beautiful View
Replace a small and unattractive window with a larger more decorative window such as a Bay or Palladian window. Not only will it let in more light but make the room appear larger and create a wonderful architectural focal point.
Refinish The Floors
Refinishing dull and worn hardwood floors will certainly enhance your home. Consider changing the stain color for a new and more updated look. When in doubt, a warm medium brown stain is a safe choice.
Brighten Things Up With New Light Fixtures
Out with the old and in with the new. Don’t date your home by keeping old lighting fixtures. Today there are so many beautiful choices at affordable price points. Brighten up dark spaces by adding cabinet lighting to your kitchen and built-ins. Make a statement with a stylish pendant or chandelier. Install dimmer switches to control the brightness of your light fixtures for different times of the day.
Increase Your Kitchen Counter Space
Just add an island for additional work space, a place to sit or to increase storage space. A variety of ready-made islands are available in many types of countertops. Create your own island with a painted old chest and a section of butcher block.
Change Out Your Kitchen And Bathroom Fixtures
A new faucet, vanity or toilet can make an older kitchen or bathroom look new. Even if you’re not looking to sell your home, you will enjoy a new refreshing shower head or well-functioning kitchen faucet. Replace dull chrome and date polished brass with a fresh new finish like polished nickel or oil rubbed bronze.
Details, Details, Details
Architectural accents such a crown molding, decorative base and embellished trims add character and appeal throughout your home. Dress up your fireplace surround and mantel with decorative tile, wood details or faux painting. Upgrade your cabinet hardware and mix it up by not using the same style knob or handle in the kitchen and bathrooms.