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Make Your Home Comfortable Without Too Much Cost

As a homeowner, at some point in your life you want to make changes in the design or overall look of your home such as a new paint, having a new furniture, new cabinets, and floor tiles. However, making home change is a daunting task and it entails having the right budget. If you are planning to have a room addition or a major renovation like kitchen remodeling, you need to allocate a huge budget for paying labor cost and materials. But there are a lot of things you can do to make your home comfortable without really spending that much. The key elements in a great and affordable home design include research, imagination, creativity, and resourcefulness.

With the long time of usage, even your nicest home furniture can reach the end of its lifespan such as having wobbling table, lumpy and uncomfortable sofas, and chairs that are unable to balance your weight anymore. Instead of purchasing a brand new furniture, you can consider furniture rental, which is a great way to save money while being able to provide a comfortable and good looking furniture for your home. This is a good option for those who are saving money to invest for something great in the future, and you can also eventually purchase a furniture through rent-to-own scheme if you really like it. Many homeowners don’t realize the importance of proper lighting in making the room more luxurious and spacious. If you can, bring in more natural light or change your light bulbs to something environmentally friendly as well such as LED lights. Rearrange your rooms and furniture to make it more organized and for a new look such as placing your table in the center of the dining room or sofas pointing directly at you tv. You may find something interesting when you try to experiment with different home layouts. Change cushion or sofa fabrics instead of your entire sofa set. You can change the usual color of your curtains and don’t hesitate trying something new such as blue, mint green, or baby pink for warm climate, or bright yellow, orange or red for cool climate.

For your kitchen, prioritize spending on repairs for your pipes, sink and faucet rather than spending much on purely aesthetic purposes such as changing MDF kitchen cabinets to hardwood, or concrete countertops to granite. Experts recommend purchasing an inverter AC if your current AC is beyond repair to save you more money in the long run. Just make sure that you spend wisely when making repairs, renovation or new construction.