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creating a kid-friendly basement play space


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creating a kid-friendly basement play space

I wanted to finish my basement in a way that was bright, fun, and easy to keep clean. My plans were to create a space that the kids could do whatever they want in and not cause any permanent damage. I have done all that I can to protect the walls, but was still left with the difficult choice of what to use to cover the concrete floors. Did I want carpeting that would be more comfortable for them to sit on or did I want hardwood floors that would be easier to clean? I went back and forth for a few weeks and finally talked with a flooring professional. So, what did we do? My blog will tell you!

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Give Your House A Facelift Without Major Remodel Costs

Every 10 years or so, homeowners may start itching to fix up their home and make it feel fresh. But when you don't have the budget for a major remodel, you're probably looking for strategies that will have a big impact for not too much money. With that in mind, let's consider some impactful options:

Repaint

One of the favorites of cheap remodeling experts is to repaint, either in a different color or even the same color. Same color repaints will freshen the room up and remove signs of wear. Changing the color of the walls and ceiling will be a drastic change to the eye every time you walk in the room.

Remove a Wall

If you can cheaply remove a wall without needing a lot of extra structural changes, that can also be a good way to change the home's appearance without busting your budget. Removing the wall between a kitchen and living room or dining room is a popular way to go, and it can be great for putting family members in the same room more often; different people can be eating, cooking, or watching TV while still interacting easily. So, this is a makeover not only visual but also functional.

Change Up Flooring

Bad carpeting, poorly-maintained wood flooring, and old vinyl can all date a home quickly. Speak with a flooring specialist about floor removal and how to choose updated finishes that have great insulating properties. This will make a difference to both the look of the room, but also the literal feel of the room as you walk around.

Look for Ways to Lighten Up the Area

Lighting is in. Look for ways to bring more light into your home, or make it appear brighter. One way is to replace shower curtains with glass shower enclosures. You might also consider transparent room dividers. Replace heavy curtains with see-through, airy sets. Change out dark cabinet covers for glass.

Selectively Replace Fixtures

Little pops of color are advisable if you want to give the house a different feel while not spending too much money. For starters, go straight for door and cabinet knobs and give them a more vibrant color. Lighting fixtures can make a big difference; especially if you are able to add brighter lighting to the room, it will make a difference to the entire appearance of the room. Aside from these, consider replacing soft furnishings with something that matches your current taste.

Contact a company like Florida Floor Specialist LLC for more information and assistance.