Room-to-room home ad­di­tions add qual­ity and com­fort

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When con­sid­er­ing a home ren­o­va­tion, think out­side the box for de­sign in­spi­ra­tion and set­ting the over­all tone. With home­own­ers stay­ing in their homes longer due to the econ­omy, ren­o­va­tions should fo­cus on us­abil­ity and per­sonal style. For those home­own­ers look­ing to sell, the mar­ket is still very much a buyer’s space, so qual­ity ad­di­tions that in­crease value are cer­tainly top of mind. Luck­ily, there’s no need knock down walls or move plumb­ing to make an im­pact - sim­ply start with small, qual­ity up­dates to pack a dra­matic punch for less money. Here are some ways to add qual­ity and com­fort within the dif­fer­ent spa­ces of your home:

En­try­way

As the first thing vis­i­tors see, your front door should al­ways pro­vide a good im­pres­sion, re­flect­ing the beauty that em­anates through­out your home. With doors, match­ing the ex­te­rior and in­te­rior cre­ates a flow into out­door liv­ing spa­ces. Us­ing doors as a part of the over­all aes­thetic can also al­low for some cre­ativ­ity with glass ac­cents or bold color choices. Choose a re­li­able door man­u­fac­turer, such as Ma­sonite, that of­fers a wide breadth of fin­ishes and styles us­ing wood, steel and fiber­glass.

Liv­ing room

Add dec­o­ra­tive touches to your liv­ing room with re­pur­posed items found around the house. Fill a dec­o­ra­tive pitcher or an old tin wa­ter­ing can with fresh flow­ers from the gar­den to add el­e­gance to your cof­fee ta­ble. Wrap as­sorted globe light­ing fix­tures or ma­son jars with wire and hang them in a group­ing to dis­play vo­tive can­dles. For an eclec­tic and shabby chic feel, turn a vin­tage drawer on end to use as a book­shelf or bring in an old wooden crate to use as a side ta­ble.

Kitchen

Re­fresh­ing your kitchen doesn’t re­quire a ma­jor up­date. Add a new color to ex­ist­ing cab­i­netry by re­fin­ish­ing or addinga new coat of paint. Would you like to add a glossy shine to the kitchen? Sim­ply ap­ply mesh­back glass tile to fit the di­men­sions of cab­i­net door pan­els. Fin­ish the up­date with a mod­ern touch by re­plac­ing out­dated hard­ware with the many new, stylish op­tions avail­able.

Bath­room

From tiles and coun­ter­tops to faucets and show­er­heads, the op­tions are end­less for bath­room up­dates. With wall-hung, stand-alone or pedestal styles, your choices for a new van­ity are no ex­cep­tion. Dur­ing a ren­o­va­tion, some home­own­ers be­gin their project by fo­cus­ing on other bath­room el­e­ments like those men­tioned above. But start­ing with the ad­di­tion of a new van­ity, like one of the many beau­ti­ful op­tions from Ron­bow, will set the stage for your bath­room and pro­vide a fo­cal point for the other de­sign el­e­ments.

Rooms through­out

From the mas­ter bed­room to the hall en­try­way, hard­wood floors pro­vide the ul­ti­mate in beauty and am­biance. Re­fin­ish­ing gives your ex­ist­ing tired, worn out floors an in­stant up­grade that shines from room to room.

By fo­cus­ing on a few qual­ity up­dates, you can add beauty and com­fort to your home to be en­joyed for many years or add value in a com­pet­i­tive hous­ing mar­ket. For more de­sign ideas and tips, visit www.ron­bow.com or www.ma­sonite.com.

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Fo­cus­ing on a few qual­ity up­dates can add beauty and com­fort to your home to be en­joyed for years or to add value in a com­pet­i­tive hous­ing mar­ket.

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