Remodel and Makeovers for the New Year

Real Estate Agent with Rinehart Realty


As people start out the new year they often visualize changes they want to make in their lives whether it is a remodel of the body, the mind or the home.  Sometimes a makeover of the body and mind can be quite challenging, however, a remodel or makeover of a home can be much more simple.  First thing is to determine what kind of budget you have to work with on your home remodel.  One of the biggest changes you can make to your home with the least expense is paint.  Changing and updating paint colors can give your home a brand new look.  Don't be afraid to experiment with color because if you don't like the paint color remember it is not permanent and you can always re-paint. 

Another great way to change the look of your home without putting out a lot of cash is to update the lighting.  We always keep a lookout for stores including the big box stores that have clearance sections on lighting because it is a terriffic way to find deals.  Changing out lights can be a great way to update your home and a great tip when buying lamps is to purchase lamps that you can use in different rooms.  By doing this you can change out lamps from the bedroom to the den and everyone will think you have done more updates than you really have. 

Just like with lamps buy furniture that you can move from room to room.  One time I remember wanting to buy a chaise lounge for my bedroom and I remember being advised that a better investment might be a club chair and ottoman.  This ended up being smart because I could use the chair and ottoman in the sunroom, den, kitchen or bedroom.  Be smart when making purchases and try to purchase to use for multiple purposes. 

As you can see there are simple changes that you can make that are inexpensive and there are other changes that can be made that are more of an investment.  Be smart, be brave and have fun with the changes you want to make.  It is your home and it should reflect your style and taste and what brings comfort to you and your family.


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Chip Jefferson
Gibbs Realty and Auction Company - Columbia, SC

Creating great curb appeal with a total landscaping makeover is one of my favorite ways to re do a home.

Jan 02, 2010 12:27 AM #1
Andrea Kappre
Keller Williams Hometown - Mantua, NJ
New Jersey Realtor, New Jersey MLS, Homes for Sale

Great advice about lightening, Its impact can be dramatic if done correctly.

Jan 02, 2010 01:08 AM #2
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