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9 tips on renovating your home

Every home will sooner or later need a complete makeover. However, renovations can be expensive and take time to complete. There will come a time when we have to give our home a breath of fresh air with simple measures that do not take us much time or cost us too much. Below are 9 tips that will help you with this task.

Over time, the flooring tends to deteriorate and look unattractive. Just like the walls, an old-fashioned flooring ends up spoiling any type of decoration in the home. But, changing the floor is one of the most annoying renovations and involves a significant amount of money. A good solution to this problem is to cover the floor with rugs or lay a carpet. It gives warmth and comfort and the variety in terms of colours and fabric designs is immense.

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When there is limited space in the rooms, a little change can make a real difference to accentuate the sense of spaciousness. Mirrors play a unique function to the point of being able to immediately transform the perception of any space.

Lighting is one of the most important features, not only for practical purposes in the day-to-day life, but to achieve cosy and surprising decorative effects. The implementation of LED lights in the home has greatly expanded the possibilities. These LED bulbs are easy to install and energy efficient. They are suitable for creating extraordinary effects in any room of the house.

Following this same line, lamps present great capacity to enhance the interior design of the home. Placing floor or table lamps in unattractive corners or covering those that are already installed is an inexpensive way to vary the overall appearance.

The sofa is usually the main protagonist of the room and, if it is still comfortable, it is well worth giving it a new look without having to change it for a new one. A selection of cushions in different sizes and colours, easily replaceable covers for the armchair upholstery, provide a completely different look in a matter of minutes.

The bathroom is usually not updated frequently and that is why it becomes the first room that requires refitting. A simple renovation, such as a new shower sprayer can be a great aesthetic appeal and extend comfort.

Following on the bathroom, a good way to bring warmth to this room is to change the towel rails with towel radiators. They are available in multiple styles and even electric models that are easy to install can be found in the market.

If the general decoration of the house gives enough importance to the pictures on the walls, there is a simple and effective system to make our photo exhibitions more varied without having to continually make holes in the walls. It is about installing thin shelves that will display all our pictures. This way, you can show off your photos or change them whenever you want. 

In homes that have a neutral and sober decoration tone, they can often end up looking boring and monotonous. Giving a good coat of paint with a bright and vivid colour to some of the main rooms can completely change the overall appearance of the house.

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