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How to get the highest appraisal on your home, very low cost

by Home Kit View

How to get the highest appraisal on your home? Ok great, listen, Home improvements are something that never seems to end, something that requires a great effort and a significant financial outlay. Unless you have a series of tips to improve it and all for less than $100.  

You already know that we love everything that has to do with simple DIY projects that you can do yourself and for little money and effort.¬†So here you have in this book of ideas 13 great proposals to improve your home a lot through small details.¬†You know what they say that there are¬†details that make a difference, and if you keep reading you will see …

 

1. Add shelves

Adding some shelving to your kitchen will not only make the space look better and more beautiful, but it will also increase the room’s viability, functionality, and storage capacity.¬†If you also add a bar to the lower area of ‚Äč‚Äčthe kitchen to place the glasses, it will be even better.

2. New colors for a new look

 

If you have gotten bored of the color of your furniture, whatever the room, you can bet on giving them a new life with a new coat of paint. Vibrant colors like the ones in the image can be a bit of a risky decision, but liven up any monochrome space without any shine.

3. Add beads to your front door and repaint i

If you have a boring, bland door that has become outdated or framed in an entrance that doesn’t tell you anything … why not change that?¬†Give it a fresh coat of paint and place a couple of planters or accents on both sides.¬†It will radically change its appearance and you can do it for less than 100 euros without any doubt.¬†

4. New life to your wooden floors

Wooden floors can dull over time, but simply by purchasing some suitable cleaning products to polish the wood, they will come back to life and look radiant.¬†You can wax or polish them as an extra measure if you think it’s necessary.¬†With proper maintenance, wooden floors are one of the most beautiful we can have.¬†

5. Beautify your fireplace again

 

You won’t believe what this will do for your room!¬†Grab some cast iron paint and give the interior of your fireplace a coat, and while you’re at it, clean the tiles and add new grout to the more sparse areas.¬†It will only take a few minutes (and it costs very little), but the impact will be wonderful.

6. Order in your hall

One of the best things we can do is invest in the order of our hall¬†so that our house is beautiful from the first steps we take in it.¬†It is only necessary that you buy a simple piece of furniture, not very expensive, like this one: your shoes will be in order, you can put a bag in … Extra storage that will be great for you.

7. Recycle old items

If you want something practically free and that also makes your decoration a unique proposal, you can reuse old elements that give a new life to your space. Look at this beautiful shelf, it has a spectacular design that will not leave anyone indifferent. At zero cost! 

8. New lamp

There are really cheap lamps in many stores that can radically change the look of your home. And is that a lamp can do a lot for how a room looks (and never better said). Buy a lamp with a striking design that becomes the center of all eyes like this one in the image. If you search a little, you will find beautiful models for less than 100 euros.

9. Invest in storage boxes

If you have children at home, you will already know what it means to have everything thrown on the ground, scattered and uncontrolled.¬†Well, investing in small storage boxes that you can find in any store is a great idea.¬†You will have to teach them the routine of putting away toys but‚Ķ it’s worth it!¬†Boxes that you can also frame in any room, not just the children’s room.¬†They can be an aid in your closet or dressing room to achieve greater order.

10. Add a built-in water filter to your tap

The jugs of water that they purify take up a lot of space, in addition to the process taking time and having to be careful to replace those filters from time to time. However, putting a water filter directly integrated into your tap costs less than 100 euros and will make the quality of the water you drink much better. A great idea to improve your home!

11. Modular furniture

 

Small budgets can maximize your home’s storage potential by choosing a modular system.¬†The great thing about modular storage is that you can simply shop, add, and mix everything however you want and whenever you want at your own pace!¬†See how beautiful it can be if you mix materials and colors.

12. Small details at the entrance

There are very obvious details that improve our home but that we sometimes overlook: an umbrella stand at the door, a doormat before entering, lights that make it easier for us to enter the house at night, etc. They are small details that do not cost much money and that make our lives more comfortable.

13. Carpet cleaning

We continue without breaking our $100 maximum scale. What about dirt on carpets? They collect dust, pet hair, food scraps, and dirt. And no matter how much we clean them at home, nothing will be more effective than having it cleaned by professionals. Leave it unpolluted and you will improve your quality of life since you will avoid allergies and other consequences derived from the accumulation of dust and dirt. 

How to get the highest appraisal on your home? Another a few ideas improve your home

We need a quiet space where we can relax, a place to forget stress and worries, especially if we live in a city, enduring noise and pollution. Home is a haven to regain balance, to express your own personality without restriction and to fully enjoy yourself. 

The key is in the senses: you have to be attentive, cultivate your sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing to surround yourself with a positive environment. We must stop at the subtle effect that everything we see, that we touch, that we hear, produces in our depths, beyond aesthetics and fashions. Any change that is introduced in the home has an inner meaning: getting rid of a certain object can mean overcoming an emotional obstacle, and putting an order in a room expresses the clarity of ideas with which you want to direct your life.

The hall

After crossing the threshold, the first space synthesizes the spirit that reigns in the house. Whoever lives in it immediately offers the feeling of security and intimacy of home. Visitors are given the first and most lasting impression by the hall: if it is positive, it conveys the desire to open up to others, new experiences and opportunities.

  A good idea is to have a shoe rack, not only to organize the shoes and prevent them from being scattered throughout the house, but also to offer slippers to visitors. It is not a very common custom among us, but it is frequent in the Nordic countries: it is comfortable, hygienic and reinforces the idea that home is a special place.


 Abundant light is necessary throughout the house, however this aspect is often neglected in hallways. A gloomy cave-like entrance is mistrustful, unfriendly, and tripping. Therefore, if there is a window with a shutter, it will always remain open.


A mirror is useful in a small hall as it increases the feeling of space (a painting with perspectives produces the same effect). It also reflects light and serves to give yourself a last look before safely heading outside. According to feng shui, a mirror in the hall intensifies the flow of vital energy (chi) and helps it to be distributed throughout the house.


 Feng shui also recommends placing a mobile in the hall to moderate the flow of energy. Their sounds will be a sign of identity of the house. 

Living room

It is the room dedicated to activity and communication. It expresses more than any other space its own personality and the way of being in the world. The way in which it is promoted, the style, depends on the creativity of each one. 


 The door should be seen from the sofa so that the people who are seated feel safe and comfortable. It is convenient that what is seen from each seat is pleasant and that in no place you have the feeling of being isolated, for this it is recommended that the seats form a circle around a table.


A big mistake is that the television is the reference point of the room, the altar that dominates the space. This disposition, so frequent, favors isolation and that the device is always on. To avoid this, it is best to hide the TV inside a closet with doors and leave it in a secondary place. This decision can change the life of a family.


Natural textures and colors are more pleasant. The furniture can be made of untreated solid wood or wicker, rather than artificial fibers and filled with foams. The rugs should be made of natural fibers, such as wool, seaweed, coconut, sisal, jute or cotton. It is not advisable to varnish the parquet with conventional products, because they emit toxic gases (natural wood is treated with linseed oil and beeswax). As for the colors, the light shades of green, yellow or ocher, for example, facilitate good lighting and relaxation, but the striking touches are suitable in a space also dedicated to activity. 

The cushions made with natural and suffered materials, not delicate, create an informal and comfortable atmosphere.¬†It would not be bad to have a zen cushion, or zafu, the most indicated to sit in the lotus position and meditate.¬†But do not go overboard: if the seats are filled with cushions it seems that they are occupied and if they are saying “look at me and don’t touch me” they don’t invite you to take a seat either.


 Four or five floors are essential. They are beautiful and remove toxic gases from the air, such as formaldehyde, xylene, benzene or nitrogen dioxide. Among the most decontaminating plants are bamboo, ficus, ribbon, spatyphyll, calathea, palm, ivy, and dracen

Bedroom

It is the room for the encounter with oneself, through dreams, reading or meditation in solitude, and also for the intimate encounter. The bedroom is the room where you can unleash creativity and enjoyment. That is why the environment must be very personal and sensual: it is the right place to display that painting or object that we would not dare to show elsewhere.


 Bedding is crucial to be comfortable: cotton, flannel in particular, is the most comfortable and healthy fabric. Plush, silk, satin, and velvet are other suitable textures in the bedroom. In winter, the heavy blankets can be replaced by the light but warm duvets.
eleven.The colors indicated are the skin tones of all races: pearl and tan beige, cream cocoa, pink and reddish peach, subtle yellow, pale violet and reddish ocher. Also warm pastel shades, as well as stronger shades such as coral, chocolate, cream, terra cotta, vermilion, raspberry, aubergine, burgundy, copper, gold, and bronze. On the other hand, avoid that less sensual and warm colors predominate, such as white, gray, black, blue and grayish green.


¬†The position of the bed influences the possibility of deep rest.¬†You instinctively feel more secure if you can see the door from your bed.¬†Regarding the orientation, the head must be to the north to be in harmony with the electromagnetic field of the Earth.¬†Child’s Bedroom Children are especially sensitive to the influence of the environment.¬†Taking into account that they tend to be hyperactive, an atmosphere that is too tense is created in the children’s room that does not allow them to relax.


 Simplicity and order must reign in this space. The child will learn to establish priorities if he is surrounded by an environment where the essential is present and the accessory is not important. Toys that prompt action should be stored out of sight in drawers or trunks.


¬†Due to children’s sensitivity, it is the place where it is most necessary to be rigorous with the products and materials used: ecological paints (without lead or toxic solvents), untreated wooden furniture and toys, natural floors and carpets .


 The basic colors are generally considered to be childish, however the most suitable are the serene colors: pastel, lavender, peach and cream. The decoration is completed with the works and ideas of the child himself, who needs to express himself and create an identity (if two children live in a room, each must have their own space.

Study Room

The place reserved for work should encourage activity and creativity. On the other hand, more and more people want a space to dedicate themselves to their personal interests and turn it into a kind of sanctuary.


 The chair is the vital piece: it must be ergonomic, that is, adapted to the needs of the body. Above all, it should provide support in the lower back and adjustable height. Many people opt for ones that can sway slightly to allow themselves some freedom of movement. Others prefer the sloping seat with knee support.


In the studios there are usually many devices that emit polluting emissions: computer, fax, photocopiers, printers … The emissions can be chemical or electromagnetic.¬†The latter can be reduced by moving away from the appliances.¬†Chemicals can be fought with good ventilation and by placing three or four plants, which as we have already said have the power to absorb pollutants.


 A study does not have to be a clean place. On the contrary, it can shine with its own personality. For example, you can place travel memories that have changed or enriched us in some way, objects to which for whatever reason we attribute a special intimate meaning or cherished collections. These objects inspire you to be more creative.

Kitchen Room

The main source of health in a house is the kitchen, there are prepared foods that nourish the body and mind. The kitchen exerts an attraction on the people who live in the house: it is easy to meet there in a cozy atmosphere.


Kitchenware and utensils made of steel, ceramic, cast iron and glass are healthier than plastic and aluminum, materials that are light but which release substances that can be harmful.


¬†If there is a minimum of light, aromatic plants cannot be missing.¬†The pots with basil, rosemary, mint, sage, chives, parsley, thyme, dill, fennel … they beautify, they are a fresh seasoning and they keep insects awa

Bathroom

The space dedicated to the care of the body gains in importance every day. It began as a small and cornered place to meet unavoidable needs and has become a temple of well-being, an ideal place to get rid of stress.


 In the bathroom the elements of water and metal predominate. Feng shui recommends balancing this domain by reinforcing the elements earth, fire and wood. Yellow, ocher, blues and greens are suitable colors for this. Some objects will enhance the desired elements and create a warm atmosphere: plants and flowers, large candles, objects made of clay and wood.


A lot of water is often wasted. One way to save water is to install controlled flush cisterns (if you have an old model you can reduce the discharge water by placing two or three full bottles inside) and saving shower telephones (they increase the water pressure and reduce the amount coming out).

Dinning room

In many houses, the dining room is practically dispensed with or the less time the better. Television and sofas exert a powerful attraction. However, considering the dining room as a valuable space means giving the right importance to food, since it takes time and a relaxed attitude. Being comfortable in the dining room is a good help to get the full benefit of food.


 The characteristics of the furniture should attract us to them, provide us with security. Feng shui recommends tables without aggressive edges that provoke a defensive attitude: circular, oval or round-corner tables are the most suitable. The same can be said for chairs, which must not have sharp projections or right-angle corners.


Creating a pleasant atmosphere is the other secret so that attention can be focused on the conversation and on the food, which must be enjoyed without haste. Eliminate distractions, such as television, bright lights, or conspicuous objects. Lamps with shades, indirect lighting and candles provide adequate light. The paintings and decorative objects should not suggest anything unpleasant or disturbing, but rather whet your appetite: simple still lifes, flowers, landscapes, seascapes . The dining room is not a good place for mirrors.

Balcony

The balcony or terrace, no matter how small, are outdoor spaces within reach at any time. You go to take oxygen, or to escape a sudden feeling of claustrophobia, then it is convenient not to find them deserted or full of junk. They better be full of life.


Even on a small balcony, even more so on a terrace, it is possible to grow a vegetable in planters or have a fruit tree.

 

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