If you’re getting ready to sell your home or are considering redecorating, you may be wondering what you need to do to. Does the old mirror in the bathroom need to be replaced? What about shutters Thousand Oaks residents seem to like? Let’s take a look at ten things to avoid in your home when trying to improve your home’s appearance.
- Carpet in odd places. Carpet is great in bedrooms and some public areas of the home, but we’ve all seen monstrosities where “wall-to-wall carpet” meant including it in the bathroom and kitchen, where it became stained, matted and nasty.
- Cheap laminate flooring. Quality laminate flooring looks great in your home. But the cheap stuff you just found on clearance? Not only will it wear and warp faster, those fragile click and lock connectors may not even survive installation.
- Overly heavy draperies. These kinds of draperies look okay in an old Victorian mansion, but in most modern homes, they just weigh down the decor. Stick with something lighter that lets the daylight in.
- Too much sun. Speaking of daylight, there can be too much of a good thing. If you have problems with fading or hot temperatures because of the sun shining in, consider adding the shutters Malibu residents find perfect for this problem
- Old-fashioned vertical or recalled blinds. Though modern vertical blinds come in many styles to fit almost any decor, the old industrial-grade ones have got to go. If they have the loop controls that have been recalled, just get rid of them. Try the custom blinds Thousand Oaks homeowners love instead.
- Wallpaper. Though newer wallpaper is a better than memories of yesteryear’s peeling, yellowing papers, it’s also often used as a cheap cover-up for wall problems and is a pain to remove if you want to change it out.
- Too much stuff. We all have too much stuff, but you don’t need to keep all that stuff on display. Try reducing how much you have out at one time and invest in some good organizational pieces.
- Fluorescent lighting. It’s great for a shop or home office, but keep it out of the kitchen, especially if you want to avoid that horrible, washed-out skin tone your office lighting seems to provide.
- Cheap fake wood paneling. We’re talking about the 4′ by 8′ sheets of wall board that falls apart if you look at it wrong. You could put it in the basement rec room, but will you use the rec room if you can’t stand the look?
- Lightweight curtain rods. You know, the ones that bend and fall down if your one pound kitten accidentally gets a claw stuck and pulls gently. Invest in quality hardware to keep your window treatments looking awesome.
With these items in mind, it’s time to get to work! Take a look at a local showroom to find exactly what you need to get the job done right.