Sunday, October 18, 2009

You Don't Have To Blow Your Bank Account To Enjoy Home Renovations

By Aaron Smith

Your home can be given a new feel by a change in its interior design, but keeping within the budget is usually a concern with house owners. Given below are a few suggestions on revamping your house interiors without going overboard with the expenses in the process.

Any structural changes to your residence will be very costly, and will take a lot of time. Hence they must always be avoided unless there is a specific feature of the residence that is especially bothering you. It's always better to go for modifications that can be made easily, without requiring outside help or incurring a large cost.

Your home loan financer will love you if you make functional structural improvements to your home that will heighten its value. Funnily enough if you read up on what some house renovation investment gurus recommend some of the improvements are cheap but add 1000's to the amount of rent you can charge if renting, plus can add to the capital value of your property as well. If you want to leverage on the increased value of your improvements then you will need to get your property revalued and then go see your financial lender with the new valuation.

Walls are the primary things that you need to take care of. Drastic changes in your interiors can be achieved by merely changing the colour or wall finish or by using new wallpapers. A lot of factors are important while selecting a different colour, which include the quantity of natural light coming into your residence and whether there are children who would appreciate brighter colours.

Next on the list of essentials are the drapes. As with the paint, the designs and colours are essential considerations when you select new drapes. You should also keep in mind that different materials have different opacities, and that will affect the feel of the residence. For instance, a thin or transparent curtain which allows sunlight might be more suited for the living room, as it would make the room appear bright in the afternoon.

Any renovation of the interiors is incomplete without considering the furniture, as it is critical to the overall appearance of the room. Fabric covering the furniture can be washed or replaced, while its wooden surfaces can be re-polished to make it look as good as new.

The final aspect is the type of art you want to put up in your rooms. You should spend on new paintings or other decorative items for your residence. The old artworks can be got rid of through sale, or can be moved around the house to bring about a change.

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