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When you buy a house, there’s always the silent expectation that your home will be just as perfect as in your wildest dreams. This is exactly why most homeowners can’t stop working at their house: Adding a veranda at the front, painting the master bedroom walls magnolia, or even purchasing a Persian style rug for the hall; there is always something to do to make your house a better home. Perfection is indeed a long and often inaccessible dream, and it is a costly dedication too. But they are simple ways to improve life in your house at a cost that is guaranteed to keep you smiling. Here is our guide of the cost-friendliest improvements that will have a visible impact on your well-being too.
Give Your Furniture A Second Chance
That old table that you’ve had since you went to university might look a little tired, but it has surely deserved a second chance.
If you are a DIY lover, you probably have all the equipment you need to freshen up your wood furniture: An electric sander with a choice of sanding papers, a good wood filler, and strong wood varnish. But if you are new to the game, this might seem overwhelming at first. Don’t panic. There is a great solution to blow a fresh renewal wind into your home decor with a shabby chic style. Incredibly trendy and sophisticated, it is also a style that is both easy to realize and rather inexpensive for beginners.
All you need is a pot of chalk paint and a brush. There is no need to sand the wood, and it dries within minutes. The thick texture of the paint will cover all mistakes, and you can even wipe it off with a wet sponge if it’s gone out of control. For well under $100, shabby chic is ideal to give your home a new style.
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Keep It Warm In Winter And Cool In Summer
Keeping your house at the right temperature throughout the year is where one of the largest maintenance cost of a household. Unfortunately, there is no easy win. Creating a comfortable temperature inside requires an upfront cost. But to keep your investment low in the long run, you may want to consider smart solutions to keep warm in winter, such as central heating.
For the hot months, you may want to consider a cooling system in addition to the mandatory ice creams and a swimming pool.
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If you think that keeping cool in summer is too expensive, you need to have a look at online reviews, such as the Cool And Portable website, for example, that offers comparative reviews on portable cooling systems. It’s an investment that you will be grateful to have made today!
Keep It Happy
Last but not least, a happy home is the best kind of home. Happiness can cover the dust in the corners and the stains on the carpet. More seriously, the previous pieces of advice are going to help bring the house to the standards of comfort you need. But nothing is going to improve your life more than a home filled with smiles, waves of laughter and happy memories. So get the family pictures on the wall, and the cupcakes in the oven!