If you have recently moved into a new home or havent updated your current living room for some time then you may have been putting off doing so due to the cost or time involved. It doesnt take huge tasks to make a big difference to your living space, most of which can be achieved in a weekend or less. Transforming your living room and bringing it up to date doesnt have to be difficult if you know where to start. If you are looking to make some big changes then there are professionals that are able to help with things like installing new lights but there are other things you can do yourself with little effort and time. Read on to find our favourite projects for improving and updating your living space.
Changing your windows
If youre living room always feels cold and dingy despite having the heating on full then it may be time to change your windows. Not only do new windows add extra appeal to the look of the room they are also more efficient in helping you to keep out drafts, reduce your energy bills and stop condensation which can lead to ugly mould forming on window frames and surrounding walls. There are so many different types of windows with the latest energy saving benefits in a variety of colours and styles so whether your home is a new build or an older more traditional building you will be able to find windows that will suit your home and make a big change to your living space.
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If you can install windows yourself then its a good idea to visit a store for home improvements to see what styles they have in. The professionals there will also be able to help you pick out which are best for your needs.
Installing Lumber Beams
Lumber beams have been used to decorate living rooms for many years and are showing no sign of going out of style anytime soon. When installed to the ceiling they can bring in nature and make higher ceilings more of a focal point. As well as looking great they can also be a great structural addition and there are so many different types available that you are bound to find one style to suit your tastes.
Swap carpet for hardwood
Gone are the days where hardwood floors were just for school gyms. The majority of people now have them in at least one of the rooms of their house. Having carpet in every room, especially the living room isnt always the most practical idea especially if you have children, pets or friends round for red wine. Maintaining carpets can prove expensive and stressful but by replacing them with hardwood floor you will be able to mop up spills without stress and if you are thinking of selling in the future could also add value to your property. As with lumber wood there are numerous styles available.