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Home improvement ideas and how to prioritize

There are tons of home improvement projects you can do to add value to your home. There are also ways just to give a room a small facelift. Bedrooms, kitchens, and bathrooms are only a few projects to choose from the never-ending list. Picking your poison on what to do and in what order is a project in itself! Here are some quick fix ideas along with some larger projects to help get the imagination going…

BEDROOM – You can simply just add a comfortable bed, futon or a daybed. You could also add a desk, bookshelf or entertainment center. Changing the color theme with paint, new window treatments and/or bed coverings can be something that is quick. Warm recessed lighting or a ceiling fan can brighten things up. Finally, add some warm or cool tones, solids or patterns with Shaw's beautiful new Bellera™ carpet.

KITCHEN – Add more light to the kitchen can be a smooth and refreshing lift. Track lights near the sink, stove and countertops will brighten things up. You can also add a large ceiling fixture in the middle of the kitchen or over the table. To have the ability to switch from bright to cozy, use recessed lights with dimmers and highlight your cabinets. Even more, add countertops that complement, or match floor. This can certanily make your kitchen more appealing to the eye. Therefore, stainless steel, granite, wood or marble are common countertop choices. As for flooring, tile, laminate, and hardwood are good kitchen floors. Luxury vinyl tile is an even better choice. It can replicate tile and hardwood with more durability for less money. For a finishing touch, add some contrasting colors to the decor with stained glass kitchen cabinet panels.

BATHROOM – You can make your bathroom a mini get-away by turning it into a relaxing space. Add fog-free mirrors and a towel warmer to really spoil yourself. Add plants and pictures for that final touch to give it a lived-in feel. You definitely want a well-lit bathroom. However, having the ability to dim or change the lighting color is excellent for color therapy and relaxing. Having the tiles and walls in warm tones is another way to create a relaxing, friendly atmosphere. Add a steam shower, multiple showerheads and a waterfall to have your own home spa. A comfortable bathtub that you can soak in for hours to remove all the tensions of the day is a definite treat.

Even more, add a new modern sink bowl. You can choose from materials like glass, stainless steel, stone, copper for your sink bowl. For the vanity cabinet, stone, wood or glass are popular choices. There are several different faucet types to complement your creation. Add a single-hole single-lever faucet, a widespread, or a centerset faucet. Similarly, wall-mounted faucets are a beautiful choice as well. Your sink combinations are endless and can be as individual as you are. As the final cherry on top, add an electric floor warming system. As a result, you just might never leave the bathroom again!

List your projects and then put them in priority order. Your priority could be financial, what room is utilized the most, what is easy and quick, what will take more effort, what area in your home needs repair the most or even an addition to the family that will be arriving soon! Whatever you decide, making your house a home doesn't have to be a chore if you don't perceive it as such. Make it your own and make it fun!

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