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If you have lived in your home for some time or just moved in then you might be on the lookout for ways to make your home brighter and a much nicer place to live. There are many ways you can do this and this article will help you with a few ideas.
The first step in creating a contemporary haven within your home is to give the walls a fresh coat of paint. You may not notice, but over time your walls can become dirty and grimy. This is an occupational hazard and is completely normal. If you have young children it is common to notice little fingerprints and handprints scattered along the walls. A quick lick of paint will solve this problem and make your walls look brand new once again.
If you are thinking about revamping the kitchen or the bathroom then consider using tiles on the walls. You might be a bit worried about this as paint and wallpaper are easier to choose but tiles work just as good, especially in areas that get wet. Take a look at the best colour combinations for tiling to get some ideas of what you could create.
When it comes to your home you want to be letting in as much natural light as you possibly can. This is not only great for your health and wellbeing but also for creating the illusion of a larger space. Think about installing skylights or bi-fold doors to open up the space and give the light more opportunity to enter. Failing this, you can make use of dimmer switches. This gives you much more control over how much light you want to use, harsh lighting can affect your head and your eyes.
Something is quite up and coming in contemporary homes is open plan living arrangements. Doors pose a huge barrier to life and seeing what is going on in your own home. Looking for an easy solution? Get rid of them. If you have children then open plan living could be a dream come true, especially as it means you will be able to see your children from the living room or kitchen.
Make sure you find a reputable contractor if you are serious about creating an open plan design within your home. The last thing you want is to call in the cowboys and they butcher your home. Check out online reviews or ask your family and friends for recommendations.
Finally, you have sorted the interior, now it is time to head outside. The garden and exterior of your property are just as important as the inside. If you spend a lot of time in your garden then you don’t want this to be an area causing you stress and grief. A top tip for this is to stand outside your home and observe what needs to be done to fix it up. It may just need the windows cleaned and the grass cut. These are simple fixes and will have the outside looking as good as new again in no time at all.