by Frannie Cotton
(Denver, Colorado, USA)
Most people after constructing a home realize that one part of the house could have been done better.
Since this will take time and money, this is put on hold until the time comes that some renovation again is necessary.
When this happens, you can draw up the plans; work with the contractor in order to get the job done.
One part of the house most important for home improvement is theliving room.
Many people who visit and those who live in the home stay in this section of the house aside from the individual bedrooms.
A good idea would be changing the living room walls or floors if there are cracks already. You can call a contractor to measure and give an estimate.
It is up to the spouses to decide what kind of flooring will be used for example tile, wooden or laminated.
The walls can be repainted or installed with wallpaper. This should match with the furniture of the house for consistency with the theme.
If there are no problems with the walls or flooring, perhaps the furniture could use some improvement. This doesn’t mean throwing out the old and buying a new set.
If the former couch still looks good, perhaps this can be reupholstered while the table could get a nice varnish.
The home may be hot in the summer and cold during winter. You could also do some improvements on the windows.
There are many types to choose from which are designed to stop air leakage, noise and moisture.
A good example is the slider door window. There are two panes of glass that can be moved to each side.
A screen is also installed to allow a breeze come into the home. This can be made from aluminum or vinyl which will match the interior of the room.
The storm window is another good investment. This is designed to provide better insulation and prevent the loss of temperature in the home which will save money on the electricity bill.
The door can also be energy efficient. This works just like a window and the you don’t have to buy a new one and have it installed.
You can just buy some magnetic weather stripping from the hardware store and place it on the top and bottom of the door.
There are many ways to improve the home that won’t cost much. You must assess the area that needs the most work then have it done first.