When browsing homes for sale, you may have a list of wants and needs to follow, but you may also analyze a property based on how it makes you feel when you walk around. Proper staging can make a huge difference, but you may love the idea of living in a cozy home. After buying a home and moving in, you should not hesitate to make changes if you want more coziness.
While you could take on some exterior projects, these improvements will not have as much of an impact compared to remodeling the inside of your home. So you should focus on certain projects that will have an immediate and noticeable impact on your home's comfort and coziness.
An excellent way to transform every room into something special is to add built-in furniture. For instance, you can carve out shelves along the wall where the television is in the living room. This will become an ideal location to put decorations without taking up much space at all. You can even build a couch, television stand, and side tables into the living room to optimize space.
For the bedrooms, you can add a bed, dresser, and nightstands. If you like the idea of being able to switch furniture around, you can stick with built-in shelving for most rooms. You can use the shelves to display framed photos, decorations, or even books to mimic a bookcase. A huge benefit is that you will not have to worry about any tall furniture getting knocked over.
Although hardwood and tile flooring looks lovely inside most homes, you may feel that they are not ideal for maximum coziness. You can change this by installing carpet in your home. The kitchen and bathroom floors should stay because the carpet is susceptible to moisture damage. But you should feel confident about changing the living room, bedrooms and hallways.
You can even extend carpet to the dining room, family room, and stairway. To make sure you get cozy carpeting, you should analyze the R-value, which will help you determine the insulation quality. Taking the thickness and multiplying it by 2.6 will give you this number for comparing all types.
Another part of your home that you should consider changing is the windows. If you have single-paned windows, you may know that the outside air gets into the home easily. This is not ideal because it makes your air conditioning or heating system work harder to maintain temperatures. Changing to double-paned windows will give these systems a break and add to the coziness.
Even if you get new windows, the quality of the installation can have an enormous impact on the insulation in your home. So you do not want to take a chance on installing the windows yourself.
When you walk into your home, you will notice a few things such as the floor, furniture, and walls. This means that the paint color has a clear impact on how you feel in your home. White walls may not give you the cozy feeling that you want unless you cover them up with decorations.
A better option is to opt for warm colors, which you can get with many shades of brown. If you are feeling adventurous, you can skip brown and pick red, orange, or yellow variations. It should be easy to match your current furniture and decorations with careful paint selection and mixing. Another option is picking paint colors and then buying new furnishings that mesh well.
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