2 Ways To Update Your Home

2 Ways To Update Your Home

As the saying goes, “Home is where your heart is.” Make that into a mantra to guide you on your path to creating the best home for you, wherever that may be. Follow these steps to make the most of what you have.

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Doors

Your doors speak volumes about your personality and your home in general. Doors are utilitarian in nature. They certainly serve the purposes for which they are intended; however, they can offer up so much more!

First, your front door needs to protect from the elements, fluctuating temperatures, and potentially intruding insects. In addition, a door must offer you and your loved ones a measure of protection and safety against unwanted guests. Due to these important and varying factors, you must go to a professional door installation company for all of your entrance needs. If you notice that your current door is no longer meeting your standards ensure expert replacement to make sure the job is done correctly.

Second, a front door, in particular, will enhance your home’s curb appeal. When you are ready to change out your door, look for appealing options that show off your sense of style. You can select either a contrasting or a complementary color for the door. Consider your home’s paint scheme to include trim, shutters, shingle, and even your plant color palette when making your decision. Try taping up some favorite paint swatches onto your current door and then step back from your home to envision the outcome. Have fun with it and find the best option for you.

Finally, remember to change all of your doors at the same time. This will make your home more efficient and cross some necessary items off of your list all at once. Opt for new sliding glass doors or unique French doors for fun and functional ways to access your home.

Lighting

Having good quality lighting both outside and inside your home is essential for safety and livability. Lights are as necessary as doors and can be just as fun to update.

First, start with the outside of your home. Think about whether your current lighting is adequate. If it is, then you can simply make some updates. If you find that there is not enough lighting for safety and illumination, hire a professional to wire in new lights. Smart lights are an effective, efficient, and safe option for the exterior of your home. With smart lighting, you can install an app on your phone and program a variety of schedules for when your lights will automatically turn on and off, based on your needs. 

Second, as you will already be making lighting updates to the outside of your home, ensure you do not neglect the inside. Smart lighting is a cost-saving option inside, as well. Once again, programmable lighting will make it easy to set timers so it looks like you are home when you are not. They are efficient in that they can be placed on sensors or timers that turn off when motion is not detected. There are a multitude of options when it comes to smart lighting. You can even add multi-colored light bulbs so the ambiance can be changed at the swipe of your finger when the mood strikes.

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When you are a homeowner, there will always be a task to check off. Find the fun in all of it when looking for routinely mundane options such as doors and lighting. Make the best of what you have, update and upgrade when you need to so you can make your home enjoyable for years to come.

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