Moms are busy is an understatement. Luckily, there are ways moms can maximize their available time and, even if little by little, work their magic on important home renovation projects.
Here are 6 key tips on how moms can improve and renovate their homes, whether personally or by knowing who to call for help:
1. Make Rooms Look Bigger With Clever Painting Techniques
If your rooms feel a little claustrophobic and you can’t afford to remove walls or attach an addition, you may be able to widen up a room with nothing but some paint and a paintbrush. Make the trim the same color as the walls, buy furniture with a similar color to the wall paint, and also make the first six inches of the ceiling the same color as the adjacent wall. Also use high-gloss paint. Your rooms will seem taller and more spacious due to the lack of contrast.
2. Seek Professional Help After Experiencing Water Damage
You can repaint, replace damaged trim and drywall, and do much of the repair work yourself after a flood or burst pipe incident, but some things are best left to the pros. Call in a local, 24/7 emergency response plumber, like Pacoima Plumbing, and a 24/7 response mold removal and remediation company, like www.restorationelite.com for example, without hesitation. The longer you wait, the greater the danger of further pipe leakage and potentially health-hazardous mold spores spreading all over the house.
3. Create A “Conversation Pit” Living Room
One creative new trend in home renovation is to sink your living room area down into the floor, allowing several feet at least to walk around the “pit” at normal floor level. Then, line the pit’s edge with couches and chairs, with a couple entry/exit points and some strategically placed overhead lighting. The effect is very casual and interesting, and very conducive to social interaction.
4. Go With Pull-out Drawers And Racks To Save Space In Your Kitchen
Another new trend is to forego knocking out walls to open up space in your kitchen in favor of outfitting your cabinetry with easy-reach pull-out drawers with dividers, pot racks, lazy Susans, cup, plate, and bowl racks, and more. You can get two to three times the use out of the same space as compared to ordinary cabinets, and the cost is much less than reconstructing walls or otherwise expanding your kitchen.
5. Be A “Demo Mom”
One way to save big on any major home renovation project is to do the demolition yourself. It’s relatively simple yet hard work, to pull apart a deck, beat down a wall, or tear up a floor. You could save hundreds to thousands of dollars, depending on the size/cost of the job. Just be sure to put safety first and wear gloves, masks, and appropriate clothing.
6. Get Your Home Automated And Up To Date
Home automation is reaching levels never dreamed of possible. Wi-Fi linked security cameras and alarms systems, lights and HVAC units that can be turned on/off automatically or via your smartphone, and even televisions and coffee machines can be automated or run by smartphone. There is no reason you should not take part in this automation revolution.
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