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Do it yourself home remodeling projects

Written by: Amanda Dawson

A home is nothing less than a personal castle for an individual. A home is the place where you dream big and try to drive your dreams to fruition. Your home shelters you from the negative aspects outside, and helps you face every challenge courageously. Home is hence, the most important part of any one's life.

When it comes to home remodeling, everyone likes to add their own personal touch to their home. Remodeling your home on your own is perhaps, the best way to beautify your home and make it appear as beautiful as you want it to look.

 Some interesting remodeling ideas that you can implement by yourself include:

  • Re-paint: Painting your home with your favorite colors can be a great way to add your own personal touch to your home. Paint and re-paint your home on your own. It can be a fun activity too, if you paint it together with your family. You can also consider painting the doorknobs, doors, windowpanes or kitchen cabinets. All you need to make sure is that you choose an appropriate color scheme that complements your home and brings out the best aspects of your home to light.

  • Lighting: Changing the lighting in your home can bring out a beautiful change and make your home glow. You can also introduce kitchen lighting to add a touch of elegance in your home.

  • Flooring: Now a days you can install attractive floor coverings in your home and give it a bright new look. Instead of replacing the entire flooring in your home, consider installing removable floor coverings or even consider carpeting your home.

  • Energy efficiency: The best remodeling idea to bring about magical results in the way your home appears is making your home more energy efficient. Energy efficient homes help in checking drafts and help you evade additional electricity costs. Some ways to make your home energy efficient include:

  • Sealing cracks and crevices: The best way to avoid air leaks is to seal all cracks and crevices inside and outside your home. You can also consider using foam sealant products to seal these cracks. Foam insulation installers can also help you make your home more energy efficient, without extra costs or efforts.

  • Window coverings: Use appropriate window coverings such as solar films, blinds or curtains to lessen solar heat gain.

  • Solar fixtures: Another great step towards sustainability is installation of solar fixtures. Make it a point to install these fixtures, and also go for shading devices such as awnings, extra-large overhangs or light shelves.

  • Weather strip doors and windows: Another great way to minimize air leaks is to go for weather striping doors and windows that help restrict air from escaping outside.

Simply re-positioning the furniture or hanging some attractive scenery or pictures can also bring about a complete transformation in the way your home appears. You can simply change the doorknobs of your home and match curtains or blinds with the paint of your walls to make your home's space appear more attractive. Consider changing sofa covers and bed covers regularly, and make your home look as good as new.

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