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5 Home Renovation Ideas Before Thanksgiving

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5 Home Renovation Ideas Before Thanksgiving

A home is a more than just a structure made of wood, steel, and cement. It is an integral part of the organism that is a family. And just like the rest of the family, it too needs to be regularly cleaned and spruced up to continue looking its best. It’s easy to take a home for granted and not notice the signs of wear and tear that others will see. And when its Thanksgiving there will be dozens of eyes in your home to notice all the small things that keep it from looking its best.

  1. 1.Your Home Sets the Mood for the Occasion

    A complete renovation of the house is often not required - just a few small sized changes are enough to give your home a fresh new look.

    They say familiarity breeds contempt. You do not have contempt for your home, but familiarity can cause you to overlook the small and not so small things that show its age as well as the wear and tear it has gone through since the last time it was cleaned up, fixed up, painted, and so on.


    Take a careful look around your home and you will see things that need attention. Good Housekeeping magazine says that finding the areas that need work and attending to them can transform a home and make it a better place to live in. Some projects are things you can do yourself if you have the time and inclination. For others it may be better to call in home renovation professionals. There are listings that will provide you with information on the home renovation companies and handymen in your area.


    The time to act is now. Thanksgiving is not very far away and with others also wanting to spruce up their homes for the holiday, contractors will be in short supply.

  2. 2.5 Ways to Make Your Home Look Majestic

    1. Is the paint looking worn and tired? Some rooms of your home may look worse than others. Different colors and types of paint fade in different ways. Exposure to sunlight and pollution also affect the look of the paint. Just a fresh coat can make all the difference. Matching the paint is easy – most paint stores can provide you with paint that perfectly matches what you have. Just take in a coin sized chip of the existing paint and they will give you a mix of exactly the same hue.


    2. Change the flooring. No part of the home goes through greater wear and tear than the floors. High traffic areas like hallways and kitchens suffer the most. Changing the flooring can have a surprisingly dramatic effect on the looks of a room. There are a lot of flooring options available that can be quickly laid down on any hard surface.


    3. Touchup your furniture. Wooden furniture is subject to heat and water damage and scratches. The effects on the appearance is so gradual that the occupants of the home will not notice. But the way the furniture will look after the polish has been touched up or, better yet re-polished, and the way this will change the whole aura of a room will make everyone sit up and notice. The difference will be clear and distinct.


    4. Organize the closets. Closets are not parts of the house you want to show off to visitors. But they are essential to the smooth functioning of a home. Renovating the closets and installing closet organizers will give more storage space and make accessing the items kept in them much easier. And that will make everyone in the family happier.


    5. Clean up hardwood floors. Hardwood and parquet flooring adds elegance and style to a room. But even the best and hardest of wood is prone to scratching with time. And while these scratches are bad enough, the dirt that becomes embedded in them makes the appearance worse. Cleaning and polishing the floors will add luster to them and the rooms they are in.

  4. 3.A Home You Can Be Proud Of

    Your home is your castle. A few renovation projects before Thanksgiving can make it one you are proud to invite people to and a home that will sparkle in the eyes of many. You can be the one who sets the bar higher without that much effort.

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