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4 Steps To Achieving A More Beautiful & Appealing Home

4 Steps To Achieving A More Beautiful & Appealing Home

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A home is a special place that you can call your own and decorate as you please. It’s yours to do with it what you want and you can choose to invest as much time, money, and effort as you see fit.

If you want it to be comfortable and to enjoy it more then you must take good care of it. Doing so will also make your property easier to sell one day in the future when you want to move. Are you ready for a change? Learn four steps to achieving a more beautiful and appealing home that you can be proud of and take pleasure in.

1. Install More Storage Solutions

Achieve not only a more beautiful and appealing home but also a more functional home when you install more storage solutions. You need secure places to put and store your items that are out of the way so you don’t have to always look at a mess all day long. It may be that you add shelving in closets or buy storage solutions that help you better organise your belongings inside drawers and other areas of your home. There are also furniture pieces you can buy that act as storage units as well.

2. Add Space & Build A Sunroom

Utilise all possible square footage in your home to truly enjoy it but also consider adding space where it’s necessary or might be useful. Achieve a more beautiful and appealing home by building a sunroom off the back of your home. Complete the room and look by installing plantation shutters that will help you to better control the light and temperature in the room. It’s a great spot to enjoy elements of nature and the sunshine without having to be outside and will be a terrific spot to get lost in a good book.  

3. Make it Welcoming, Warm & Cosy

Achieve a more beautiful and appealing home by making it welcoming, warm, and cosy. Start with the entryway and set a good first impression right from the start. Include small pieces of furniture, an area rug, and plants and mirrors. Enhance the warmth and cosiness in other rooms by placing out candles, blankets and throws, and comfortable pillows. Also, consider hanging window treatments that not only add warmth and colour but also texture to your rooms.

4. Focus on Enhancing the Lighting

Another step to take when you’re looking to achieve a more beautiful and appealing home is to focus on enhancing the lighting. Draw in as much natural light as possible to brighten your home and boost your mood. Take a look at your windows and clean them if they’re dirty and also pull back your shades during the daytime. Place out lamps, replace old fixtures and lights with LED lighting, and put some lights on dimmer switches as additional ways to create better and more attractive lighting in your home. Concentrate on improving the lighting in rooms and areas you use the most first and foremost such as the bathrooms and kitchen. 

Design

6 Exterior Shutter Systems to Choose for Your Windows

6 Exterior Shutter Systems to Choose for Your Windows

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Looking for the best way to add some personality to your windows? Maybe you’re looking for an upgrade for your home’s exterior? Whatever impact you want for your home’s exterior space, window shutters are an exciting choice. The installations are not only about looks but also functionality, and more.

If you plan to give your home a makeover, consider the following shutter systems for your home.

Raised Panel Shutter Style

This shutter style is like what you have in your home’s cabinets. It’s one of the most popular styles in wood applications and for a good reason. The low-profile panels work with any home style from Colonial, ranch style homes, Greek revival, Cape Cod, Victorian to Federal, and others. The decorative, raised panel shutter system gives your home a distinct laid back country style.

Louvered Shutter Style

The louvered shutter style is popular as it easily combines beauty, privacy, and protection for your home. The shutter system features overlapping slanted slats which block light and keep away prying eyes. However, it’s easy to open and let in natural light and cool air whenever you like.

The shutter style can work with any architectural style though it blends most perfectly with classic architectural styles where homes have an ornate, or casual style. Such homes include Federal and Colonial, Victorian, Italianate, Georgian, and Ranch among others.

Board-and-Batten Shutter Style

If you want to give your home a rustic or old world outlook, the board and batten (BnB) shutters will work for you. The shutter style also works perfectly with old world architecture, Mediterranean, Cape Cod/Ranch, and French Country homes. You can choose from a versatile range of styles including spaced, arch-top or square, or joined styles to personalize your home.

Bahama Shutters (Bermuda Shutter Style)

This is a type of louvered shutter style but with a unique installation system at the top of windows. When fixed on top, the shutter style is stronger than classic louvered shutters. The shutter system is popular for tropical areas frequently hit by powerful storms. The fitting style also makes it easier to open the shutter to let in the cool breeze on hot days.

Plantation Shutter Style

Plantation shutter style is one of the most popular types of louvered shutters you’ll find on homes. These are a magnificent upgrade for your home and feature larger spacing. Plantation shutters improve curb appeal, enhance indoor light control, and increase your home’s value. If you’re in a storm-prone area, these shutters enhance protection for your home and the occupants.

Cut-out shutter Style

If you want to add some unique personality to your exterior space, consider cut-out design shutter style. You can choose unique cut out shapes and motifs to give your windows a makeover and improve your home’s exterior outlook.

If you’re thinking of a way to make your windows stand out from the rest of the house, consider these shutter styles. They combine aesthetics and function to improve your home. You get a more attractive, energy-efficient, and safer living space with the window upgrades.